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CLIMATE VARIATION AND EL-NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION EVENTS ON THE GREAT-BARRIER-REEF - 1958 TO 1987

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor.author LOUGH, JM
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:18:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T01:18:47Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-28T06:53:52Z
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-01T03:07:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:18:47Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T01:18:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-28T06:53:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-01T03:07:28Z
dc.date.issued 1994-07-01
dc.identifier 2543 en
dc.identifier.citation Lough JM (1994) Climate variation and El Nino-Southern Oscillation events on the Great Barrier Reef: 1958 to 1987. Coral Reefs. 13: 181-195. en
dc.identifier.issn 0722-4028
dc.identifier.uri http://epubs.aims.gov.au/11068/2543
dc.description.abstract Seasonal and inter-annual variation of several surface climate variables near the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) are described for the 30-year period, 1958-1987. Large inter-annual variability of rainfall and river flow in coastal Queensland is linked to the aperiodic influences of El Nino-Southern Oscillation events. These events also affect sea surface temperature and wind fields, though the inter-annual variability of these variables is not as large as rainfall and river flow. The major impacts on waters of the GBR appear to be greatly increased freshwater inputs, reduced surface radiation (and thus light levels) and enhanced tropical cyclone activity during anti-El Nino events. El Nino events have less effect on climate of the GBR because they tend to maintain winter-like conditions. The effects of this background of high variability in the physical environment on reef processes must be considered when examining changes in such processes, changes in climate (e.g. due to global warming) or increases in anthropogenic impacts.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.relation.ispartof Coral Reefs - pages: 13: 181-195 en
dc.subject Cyclone Waves
dc.subject Marine & Freshwater Biology
dc.subject Pacific
dc.subject Corals
dc.subject Rainfall
dc.subject Australian Summer Monsoon
dc.subject Queensland
dc.subject Onset
dc.subject Bands
dc.subject Patterns
dc.subject Surface-temperature
dc.title CLIMATE VARIATION AND EL-NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION EVENTS ON THE GREAT-BARRIER-REEF - 1958 TO 1987
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:A1994PA41100008


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