Fourteen. Modern Andean Rainfall Variation during ENSO Cycles and its Impact on the Amazon Drainage Basin

  1. C. Hoorn3 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh4
  1. Bodo Bookhagen1 and
  2. Manfred R. Strecker2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch14

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Bookhagen, B. and Strecker, M. R. (2009) Modern Andean Rainfall Variation during ENSO Cycles and its Impact on the Amazon Drainage Basin, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA

  2. 2

    Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität, Potsdam, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • modern Andean rainfall variation - ENSO cycles and Amazon drainage basin impact;
  • El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycles - modern and past spatiotemporal rainfall variation in South America;
  • routing discharge with Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) topographic data;
  • ENSO, coupled ocean atmosphere phenomenon - globally relevant climate variability;
  • large-scale floodplain monitoring in Amazon and innovative remote-sensing work;
  • L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery - mapping wetland inundation and vegetation extent;
  • SRTM topography of Amazon drainage system;
  • Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ);
  • global coupled ocean-atmosphere ENSO phenomenon - environmental condition impact on South America;
  • Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Spatiotemporal rainfall variations in the Andes and the Amazon drainage basin

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • References

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements