Various Studies Using 180 Distribution within Paleoclimatic Proxy of Past El Nino/Southern Oscillation Disturbances
Creators:Kingsbury, Joseph D.
Advisor:Noltimier, Hallan C.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geological Sciences Senior Theses; 1998
El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is an excellent example of the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere and their combined effect on climate. The need for reliable global records of high-resolution paleoclimatic data has become invaluable for ENS0 experts attempting to develop a means for prediction. Isotopic records from tropical rainfalls, fossilized marine foraminifera, skeletons of long-lived corals, and ice-cores of tropical ice fields have provided scientists a means by which the length of the climate record can be extended beyond the short period of observed coverage. If these climatic indicators do indeed provide an accurate reconstruction of climatic conditions within the regions directly affected by ENSO-related events, then perhaps the same techniques can be used to interpret teleconnections related to ENS0 isturbances.
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