Amazon river discharge and climate variability: 1903 to 1985.

  title={Amazon river discharge and climate variability: 1903 to 1985.},
  author={Jeffery E. Richey and Carlos Nobre and Clara Deser},
  volume={246 4926},
Reconstruction of an 83-year record (1903 to 1985) of the discharge of the Amazon River shows that there has been no statistically significant change in discharge over the period of record and that the predominant interannual variability occurs on the 2- to 3-year time scale. Oscillations of river discharge predate significant human influences in the Amazon basin and reflect both extrabasinal and local factors. Cross-spectrum analyses of Amazon flow anomalies with indicators of the El Niño… CONTINUE READING
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