El Niño : unlocking the secrets of the master weather-maker /

"Mark Twain said that everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. In "El Nino", award-winning Time "RM" magazine science writer J. Madeleine Nash tells the story of scientists past and present, around the world, who did something about the incredible...

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Main Author: Nash, J. Madeleine
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Warner Books, c2002.
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245 1 0 |a El Niño :  |b unlocking the secrets of the master weather-maker /  |c J. Madeleine Nash. 
260 |a New York :  |b Warner Books,  |c c2002. 
300 |a viii, 340 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-324) and index. 
505 0 0 |t Rio Nido --  |t Imprint of a mighty fin --  |t A common thread --  |t The Christmas current --  |t The southern oscillation --  |t The spur to synthesis --  |t Quelccaya --  |t Enter El Niño --  |t From the jaws of defeat --  |t Surprise --  |t Wyrki's waves --  |t Foreshadowings --  |t The onset --  |t Teleconnections --  |t The warning --  |t Stormy weather --  |t Of houses swallowed by mud --  |t Anatomy of a slide --  |t Out Africa --  |t Of mice and men --  |t Déjà Vu? --  |t Wanariset samboja --  |t A tragedy foretold --  |t The carbon connection --  |t The Faraway Island --  |t Cycles within cycles --  |t Back to the future --  |t The hot zone --  |t A special time --  |t The scrolls --  |t Back to Quelccaya --  |t Rise and fall --  |t The other Leviathan. 
520 |a "Mark Twain said that everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it. In "El Nino", award-winning Time "RM" magazine science writer J. Madeleine Nash tells the story of scientists past and present, around the world, who did something about the incredible weather phenomenon of El Nino (and his contrary sister La Nina), which can create drought in some of the world's most tropical areas while creating havoc-wreaking storm systems on the opposite side of the globe. The story begins with a warming of the coastal waters that Peruvian fishermen have noted for centuries, and the observations of 19th Century British colonial observers who marked the correlation between famine-causing droughts and drastic changes in wind patterns and barometric pressure. For over a century and a half, scientists and explorers added links of knowledge to a chain of observations that at last created a picture of what they call ENSO: El Nino Southern Oscillation, a picture that contains within it the interplay of wind, water, and geothermal forces that violently affects the world's weather. "El Nino'"s story is filled with human drama, tragedy, and triumph."--Publisher website 
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