Climatic variability related to El Niño in Ecuador − a historical background

  title={Climatic variability related to El Ni{\~n}o in Ecuador − a historical background},
  author={K. Arteaga and P. Tutasi and R. Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Advances in Geosciences},
Abstract. This paper reports on an investigation into the chronology of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, during the period from the arrival of conquistadores in Ecuador in 1532 until the year 1900. A number of probable El Nino events and drought years can be dated from anecdotal reports of significant rainfall and drought in the equatorial region. The evidence of ENSO has been documented from early reports in the South America archives. A large number of books and articles have been… Expand

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