Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Las resonancias de "El Niño" en la climatología del Mediterráneo Occidental

José Quereda Sala, Enrique Montón Chiva


The El Niño phenomenon constitutes one of the most spectacular planetary oceanographic and climatic phenomena. Although its genesis factors are as yet not clearly undertood, they are certainly related to prevailing atmospheric conditions over vast regions of the globe. It is extremely interesting to verify the significant correlation of the El Niño phenomenon with pronounced of regional air and sea temperatures in the North Atlantic. These anomalies requiere adjustment by more or less exceptional, large scale, atmospheric mechanisms. Thus the pronounced cooling of the North Atlantic and North Pacific, together with the heating of equatorial waters, can act as warnings of these exceptional general mechanisms, concurrently with greater frequently torrential over the Spanish Mediterranean area.

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