This book lays out a science plan for a major, international, 15-year research program. The past 10 years have seen significant progress in studies of short-term climate variations, in particular for the region of the tropical Pacific Ocean and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation phenomenon. Some forecast skill with lead times as long as a year in advance has already been developed and put to use. The GOALS program plans to capitalize on this progress by expanding efforts on observations and seasonal-to-interannual predictions to the remainder of the tropics and to higher latitudes.
|Publication date:||1st January 1994|
|Author:||Climate Research Committee, Environment and Resources Commission on Geosciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Res|
|Publisher:||National Academies Press|
|Categories:||Meteorology & climatology,|
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