La Niña and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation

Synopsis

The phenomenon known as 'La Ni¿a' relates to air-sea interaction and cold water surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Whilst there is less public awareness of this phenomenon compared to its counterpart 'El Ni¿o', the effects of 'La Ni¿a' can be as equally devastating. This publication is based on an expert meeting of researchers and forecasters, held at the U.S. National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Colorado. It contains papers which discuss the current state of the science of forecasting regarding this phenomenon, as well as case studies of its impact around the world and in different economic sectors.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Michael H. Glantz
  • Michael J. McPhaden
  • James O'brien
  • Joseph Tribbia
  • George Kiladis
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2002