publication . Article . 2008

A chronology of El niño events from primary documentary sources in northern Peru

García Herrera, Ricardo; Díaz, H. F.; García, R. R.; Prieto, M. R.; Barriopedro Cepero, David; Moyano, R.; Hernández Martín, Emiliano;
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  • Published: 01 May 2008
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The authors present a chronology of El Niño (EN) events based on documentary records from northern Peru. The chronology, which covers the period 1550-1900, is constructed mainly from primary sources from the city of Trujillo (Peru), the Archivo General de Indias in Seville (Spain), and the Archivo General de la Nacion in Lima (Peru), supplemented by a reassessment of documentary evidence included in previously published literature. The archive in Trujillo has never been systematically evaluated for information related to the occurrence of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Abundant rainfall and river discharge correlate well with EN events in the area around T...
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free text keywords: Astrofísica, Astronomía, Física atmosférica
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