La Niña and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • List of Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Notes xv
  • Reference xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Part I - Introduction to La Niña 1
  • La Niña: An Overview of the Process 3
  • References *
  • El Niño, La Niña, and the Climate Swings of 1997–98: A Review 25
  • References *
  • Definition(s) of La Niña 31
  • References *
  • Part II - Aspects of La Niña 37
  • What Constitutes “normal” 39
  • References *
  • La Niña Teleconnections 44
  • References *
  • Climate Change and the Enso Cycle: Are They Linked? 51
  • References *
  • The Symmetry Issue 57
  • References *
  • Attribution of Societal and Environmental Impacts to Specific La Niñaandelniño Events 63
  • References *
  • Forecasting the Onset of a La Niña Episode in 1998 68
  • References *
  • The Identification of Differences in Forecasting El Niño and La Niña 74
  • References *
  • Monitoring La Niña 78
  • References 82
  • Part 3 - Country Case Studies 83
  • Introduction 85
  • References *
  • North America - Energy, Economics, and Enso in the United States 88
  • Note *
  • References *
  • La Niña from a Canadian Agriculture Perspective 91
  • References *
  • The Impact of Enso on Canadian Climate 95
  • References *
  • The Effects of Enso on California Precipitation and Water Supply 100
  • La Niña Impacts on the Pacific Northwest 102
  • References *
  • Enso Forecasts and Fisheries 116
  • References 118
  • La Niña, El Niño, and Usa Tlantic Hurricane Damages 119
  • References *
  • Latin America - Some Effects of La Niña on Summer Rainfall, Water Resources, and Crops in Argentina 124
  • References *
  • La Niña Effects in Ecuador 134
  • References *
  • La Niña's Impacts in Cuba: the Opposite Side of the Coin? 139
  • References 145
  • The Consequences of Cold Events for Peru 146
  • References *
  • Africa - Kenya and Enso: an Observation and La Niña Prediction 151
  • References *
  • The Impact of Cold Events on Ethiopia 158
  • References *
  • La Niña and Its Impacts in South Africa During 168
  • References *
  • Asia and the Pacifiic - 1998–99 La Niña in Indonesia: Forecasts and Institutional Responses 179
  • Notes *
  • La Niña and Its Impacts on China's Climate 186
  • References *
  • Impact of the 1998 La Niña on Indian Monsoon Rainfall 190
  • The Assessment of La Niña Impact and Responses in Bangladesh 194
  • The Influence of La Niña on the Rain Fall of the Western Pacific 199
  • References *
  • Tropical Tunas and the Enso Cycle 208
  • Part 4 211
  • The Role of the Media in Enso Reporting 213
  • Note *
  • References *
  • Forecasting Enso in Australia: the Importance of Good Communication 219
  • Note *
  • References 222
  • Awareness of Enso Events in Japan 223
  • References *
  • Science and the Media 226
  • References *
  • Part 5 229
  • La Niña and an Evaluation of Current Enso Forecast Skill 231
  • Note *
  • References *
  • Cold Events: Anti-El Niño? 237
  • Note *
  • References *
  • Further Thoughts on Enso 242
  • References *
  • Bridging the Supply and Demand Gap in Climate Forecast Production and Use 246
  • References *
  • On the Perception of Probabilistic Forecasts 253
  • Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions (faq) About La Niña and El Niño from Noaa's Website 256
  • Contributors 261
  • Index 264
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