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Beyond El Niño

Decadal and Interdecadal Climate Variability

  • Antonio Navarra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. C. K. Folland, D. E. Parker, A. W. Colman, R. Washington
    Pages 73-102
  3. M. Neil Ward, Peter J. Lamb, Diane H. Portis, Mostafa El Hamly, Rachid Sebbari
    Pages 119-140
  4. Antonio Navarra
    Pages 141-162
  5. Simon F. B. Tett, Michael K. Davey, Sarah Ineson
    Pages 171-195
  6. M. J. Ortiz Bevia, W. Cabos Narvaez, J. M. Oberhuber
    Pages 251-274
  7. R. J. Haarsma, F. M. Selten, J. D. Opsteegh, Q. Liu, A. Kattenberg
    Pages 275-299
  8. D. Gu, S. G. H. Philander
    Pages 301-308
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 333-375

About this book

Introduction

The interest and level of research into climate variability has risen dramatically in recent years, and major breakthroughs have been achieved in the understanding and modelling of seasonal to interannual climate variability and prediction. At the same time, the documentation of longer term variability and its underlying mecha­ nisms have progressed considerably. Within the European Commission's Environment and Climate research programs several important projects have been supported in these areas - including the "Dec­ adal and Interdecadal Climate variability Experiment" (DICE) which forms the basis of this book. Within the EC supported climate research, we see an increasing importance of research into climate variability, as is evidenced in the upcoming Fifth Framework Programme's Key Action on Global Change, Climate and Biodi­ versity. This is because of the obvious potential socio-economic benefits from sea­ sonal to decadal scale climate prediction and equally important for the fundamental understanding of the climate system to help improve the quality and reliability of future climate change and mankind's current interference with it. The DICE group has performed important and pioneering work, and we hope this book will receive the wide distribution and recognition it deserves. We wel­ come the contributions from distinguished researchers from US, Japan and Canada to the EC's DICE group towards completing the scope of the book and as an exam­ ple of international cooperation which is essential in such a high-level scientific endeavor.

Keywords

Climate Variability Climatology Klima Klimatologie Klimaänderung Monsoon Dynamics Monsun Monsundynamik Niederschläge Paleoclimatology Precipitation Scale geochemistry temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Navarra
    • 1
  1. 1.IMGA - CNRBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58369-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63556-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58369-8
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