The Great El Niño of 1789–93 and its Global Consequences: Reconstructing an Extreme Climate Event in World Environmental History

  title={The Great El Ni{\~n}o of 1789–93 and its Global Consequences: Reconstructing an Extreme Climate Event in World Environmental History},
  author={Richard H. Grove},
  journal={The Medieval History Journal},
  pages={75 - 98}
  • R. Grove
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • The Medieval History Journal
This article explores the global dimensions of an extreme climatic anomaly characterised by a series of El Niño events observable during the late eighteenth century. While similar events, comparable in their extent and severity, can be detected during earlier centuries, archival and physical data available for a later period suggest that the consequences of the El Niño of 1788–96 were most dramatic. Reconstructing this event may be a useful analogue in understanding the effects of comparable… 

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