Item description for LA Nina and Its Impacts: Facts and Speculation by Michael H. Glantz...
This volume is based on a meeting of researchers, forecasters, and users of La Nina forecasts, at the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research. La Nina results from air-sea interaction that reduces the surface seatemperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, affecting global weather patterns. While people around the globe have become familiar with El Nino - a large-scale warming of surface water that expands to cover the tropics - and its impacts, its counterpart, La Nina, is not so well known. Researchers at this La Nina Summit indicated that La Nina events can be as devastating as those of El Nino. The overriding purpose of the summit was to draw attention to the importance of improving understanding of the La Nina phenomenon and what societies need to know in order to prepare for La Nina's impacts. "La Nina and Its Impacts" presents updated summit papers and offers a glimpse of the state of scientific knowledge about cold events and their impacts in developing and industrialized societies.
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Studio: United Nations Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.22" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.67" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Publisher United Nations Publications
ISBN 9280810715 ISBN13 9789280810714
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More About Michael H. Glantz
Michael 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.
Michael H. Glantz lived in the state of Colorado. Michael H. Glantz was born in 1887 and died in 1958 and has an academic affiliation as follows - National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado University.