Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
Research article
21 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 21 Sep 2016

On the spatial and temporal variability of ENSO precipitation and drought teleconnection in mainland Southeast Asia

Timo A. Räsänen, Ville Lindgren, Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Brendan M. Buckley, and Matti Kummu

Data sets

GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Version 7.0 at 0.5º: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data U. Schneider, A. Becker, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, B. Rudolf, and M. Ziese

Monitoring ENSO in COADS with a seasonally adjusted principal component index K. Wolter, and M. S. Timlin

Measuring the strength of ENSO events – how does 1997/98 rank? K. Wolter, and M. S. Timlin

A unified proxy for ENSO and PDO variability since 1650 ( S. McGregor, A. Timmermann, and O. Timm

A history of ENSO events since A.D. 1525: implications for future climate change J. L. Gergis, and A. M. Fowler

Tree-ring based hydroclimate reconstruction over northern Vietnam from Fokienia hodginsii: eighteenth century mega-drought and tropical Pacific influence M. Sano, B. Buckley, and T. Sweda

Climate as a contributing factor in the demise of Angkor, Cambodia ( B. M. Buckley, K. J. Anchukaitis, D. Penny, R. Fletcher, E. R. Cook, M. Sano, L .C. Nam, A. Wichienkeeo, T .T. Minh, and T. M. Hong

Short summary
El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is linked to severe droughts and floods in mainland Southeast Asia. This research provides a more accurate and uniform picture of the spatio-temporal effects of ENSO on precipitation (1980–2013) and improves our understanding of long-term (1650–2004) ENSO teleconnection and its variability over the study area. The results reveal not only recognisable spatio-temporal patterns but also a high degree of variability and non-stationarity in the effects of ENSO.