Examining the repercussions of the 1876-78 El Niño in Australia and New Zealand

Garden, Don
December 2008
History of Meteorology;2008, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
The article examines the repercussions and characteristics of the 1876-1878 El Niño in Australia and New Zealand. In south of New Zealand the drought has shortened the supply of water, making people suffer from inconvenience due to lack of water. It also has a severe impact on the agricultural sector, with less rainfall than for the average of years. The drought during the period indicated an emerging awareness of the interconnectedness of climate. Both countries also experienced climatic fluctuations as a result of the drought.


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