La Nina and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation
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BeschreibungLa Nina, the result of air-sea interaction, can be described as the appearance of cold surface water in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. While people around the globe have become familiar with El Nino and its impacts, its counterpart, La Nina is not as well known. This publication is based on a La Nina Summit held for researchers, forecasters, and users of La Nina forecasts. The purpose of the Summit was to draw attention to the importance of improving our understanding of the La Nina phenomenon, identifying what is known, what is not yet known and what societies need to know in order to prepare for La Nina's impacts. This volume provides the current state of the science of forecasting La Nina as well as case studies of La Nina impacts around the world and in different economic sectors.
PortraitMichael H. Glantz is a senior scientist in the Environmental and Social Impacts Group (ESIG), a program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNITED NATIONS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2002
Seitenanzahl: 271 Seiten