Understanding Enso Physics—A Review

  1. C. Wang,
  2. S.P. Xie and
  3. J.A. Carton
  1. Chunzai Wang1 and
  2. JoëL Picaut2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/147GM02

Earth's Climate

Earth's Climate

How to Cite

Wang, C. and Picaut, J. (2004) Understanding Enso Physics—A Review, in Earth's Climate (eds C. Wang, S.P. Xie and J.A. Carton), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/147GM02

Author Information

  1. 1

    Noaa Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, Florida

  2. 2

    Institut De Recherche Pour Le Développement, Legos, Toulouse, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904122

Online ISBN: 9781118665947



  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction;
  • Climatic changes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Observations of ENSO

  • Enso Mechanisms

  • Effects of High-Frequency Variability on ENSO

  • Low-Frequency Variability of ENSO

  • Discussions and the Future