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Climate Variability and the Global Harvest: Impacts of El Niño and Other Oscillations on Agro-Ecosystems

Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel

Abstract

The Earth’s climate is constantly changing. Some of the changes are progressive, while others fluctuate at various time scales. The El Niño-la Niña cycle is one such fluctuation that recurs every few years and has far-reaching impacts. It generally appears at least once per decade, but this may vary with our changing climate. The exact frequency, sequence, duration and intensity of El Niño's manifestations, as well as its effects and geographic distributions, are highly variable. The El Niño-la Niña cycle is particularly challenging to study due to its many interlinked phenomena that occur in ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195137637
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195137637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Rosenzweig, author

Daniel Hillel, author