El Niño, past and present

@article{Enfield1989ElNP,
  title={El Ni{\~n}o, past and present},
  author={D. Enfield},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  year={1989},
  volume={27},
  pages={159-187}
}
  • D. Enfield
  • Published 1989
  • Geology
  • Reviews of Geophysics
El Nino events—anomalous warmings of the tropical Pacific with associated climatic and economic impacts around the globe—have occurred at several-year intervals since before written records began with the logs of Francisco Pizarro in 1525. In this review, the history of El Nino research is traced from its beginnings through the key innovations of Bjerknes and Wyrtki to the unusual 1982–1983 event. Recent research is then reviewed, with detailed discussions of two important processes… Expand
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