Articles | Volume 42
Adv. Geosci., 42, 1–14, 2016
Adv. Geosci., 42, 1–14, 2016

  04 Mar 2016

04 Mar 2016

Precipitation response to El Niño/La Niña events in Southern South America – emphasis in regional drought occurrences

Olga Clorinda Penalba and Juan Antonio Rivera

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Short summary
The ENSO phenomenon is one of the key factors that influence the interannual variability of precipitation over Southern South America. We identified the regional response of precipitation to El Niño/La Niña events, with emphasis in drought conditions. We found coherent and significant precipitation responses to ENSO phases at a regional level, with deficits under La Niña conditions. The results provide critical baseline information for the agricultural and water resources sectors.