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Detecting And Modelling Regional Climate Change

Author : Manola Brunet India
ISBN : 9783662043134
Genre : Science
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For the very first time, this book provides updated, integrated and organized, theoretical and methodological information on regional climate change and the associated environmental and socio-economic impacts on a regional scale. The most recent findings in the field of long-term climate change, which improve our understanding of the global climate puzzle, will be presented. Readers are introduced to state-of-the-art research in downscaling and GCMs, which involve the construction of reliable regional climate scenarios and the solution to key problems regarding the assessment of the impacts of climate change in the most important geographical areas of the world, from the Arctic to Antarctic regions, with special emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere.
Category: Science

Regional Climate Change And Variability

Author : Ruth, M. Donaghy, K. Kirshen, P.
ISBN : 9781781007501
Genre : Business & Economics
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'. . . a welcome addition to both the climate change and regional science literature. . .a resource for researchers in the field who are working to bridge the gap between climate research and the needs of local and regional decision makers who will design adaptive strategies in response to climate change. . . having some of the best regional climate impacts work in one place is reason enough to have this book on the shelf.' - James Neumann, Journal of Regional Science
Category: Business & Economics

Adaptation To Climate Change And Variability In Rural West Africa

Author : Joseph A. Yaro
ISBN : 9783319314990
Genre : Science
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This book presents conceptual and empirical discussions of adaptation to climate change/variability in West Africa. Highlighting different countries’ experiences in adaptation by different socio-economic groups and efforts at building their adaptive capacity, it offers readers a holistic understanding of adaptation on the basis of contextual and generic sources of adaptive capacity. Focusing on adaptation to climate change/variability is critical because the developmental challenges West Africa faces are increasingly intertwined with its climate history. Today, climate change is a major developmental issue for agrarian rural communities with high percentages of the population earning a living directly or indirectly from the natural environment. This makes them highly vulnerable to climate-driven ecological change, in addition to threats in the broader political economic context. It is imperative that rural people adapt to climate change, but their ability to successfully do so may be limited by competing risks and vulnerabilities. As such, elucidating those vulnerabilities and sources of strength with regard to the adaptive capacities needed to support successful adaptation and avoid maladaptation is critical for future policy formulation. Though the empirical discussion is geographically based on West Africa, its applicability in terms of the processes, structures, needs, strategies, and recommendations for policy transcends the region and provides useful lessons for understanding adaptation broadly in the developing world.
Category: Science

Mediterranean Climate Variability

Author : P. Lionello
ISBN : 0080460798
Genre : Science
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This multi-authored book provides an updated description of climate variability in the Mediterranean basin, focusing on decadal and centennial time scales and on the results available on the impact of future emission scenarios at regional scale. The authors describs both local physical processes responsible for these variability - such as changes in the surface properties and land use- and globalprocesses - such as changes in the large scale atmospheric circulation associated to global warming, NAO, tropical monsoon and ENSO. Regional climate change issues are also addressed. Mediterranean Climate Variability aims to review the research on this region and to provide at the same time both an introduction and a reference for researchers. It covers topics typical of Climatology, Climate history, Meteorology, Oceanography, Environmental Science but the information here provided would also be useful for research in agriculture, social and economic studies. It is addressed to scientists and students interested in the Mediterranean climate and environment. Some topics have interesting connections to nearby regions: Northern Atlantic, West Africa, central and Eastern Europe. Each chapter will contain a summary meant to provide information to policy makers, researchers from other fields, and in general to a wide audience without a technical expertise on climate. * Provides an updated analysis of the Mediterranean climate features and guidelines for future research * Considers both oceanographic and atmospheric aspects * Analyzes the Mediterranean climate in a global perspective
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Regional Climate Variability And Its Impacts In The Mediterranean Area

Author : A. Mellouki
ISBN : 9781402064296
Genre : Science
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This book details the findings and suggestions from a NATO workshop that examined regional climate variability and its impacts in the Mediterranean area, which was held in Marrakech, Morocco, November 2006. This NATO workshop was set up to discuss the issues facing the region in general and the influence of chemical emissions and transformation in particular.
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Regional Hydrological Impacts Of Climatic Change Impact Assessment And Decision Making

Author : Thorsten Wagener
ISBN : 1901502082
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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First considers the assessment of the hydrological impacts of future climate and then addresses decision making for mitigation/adaptation strategies, given the uncertainties associated with predictions by water resources and hydrological extremes models.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Decade To Century Scale Climate Variability And Change

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 0309174031
Genre : Science
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Society today may be more vulnerable to global-scale, long-term, climate change than ever before. Even without any human influence, past records show that climate can be expected to continue to undergo considerable change over decades to centuries. Measures for adaption and mitigation will call for policy decisions based on a sound scientific foundation. Better understanding and prediction of climate variations can be achieved most efficiently through a nationally recognized "dec-cen" science plan. This book articulates the scientific issues that must be addressed to advance us efficiently toward that understanding and outlines the data collection and modeling needed.
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Regional Hydrological Impacts Of Climatic Change Hydroclimatic Variability

Author : Thorsten Wagener
ISBN : 1901502139
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Brings together and provides an overview of diverse investigations from different climate zones and regions, many of the contributions focusing on historic variability as a function of climate and/or land-use change.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Issues In The Impacts Of Climate Variability And Change On Agriculture

Author : Linda O. Mearns
ISBN : 9789401719841
Genre : Science
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This book presents a collection of articles concerning key topics which examine the impacts of climate change and variability on agriculture. The application region is the southeastern United States. The main topics include an investigation of the effect of variations in the spatial scale of climate change scenarios on an agricultural integrated assessment, methods of simulating adaptations of climate change, and the relationship between large scale climate variability and local climate and vegetation. This book will be very useful for researchers and policy makers involved in climate change impacts.
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Climate Variability Predictability And Climate Risks

Author : Heinz Wanner
ISBN : 9781402057144
Genre : Science
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This book provides an integrated assessment of issues related to climate variability and change, predictability and risks. It details both the technical aspects of variability and abrupt climate change and the agricultural and economical impacts and consequences.
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Intraseasonal Variability In The Atmosphere Ocean Climate System

Author : William K.-M. Lau
ISBN : 9783642139147
Genre : Science
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Improving the reliability of long-range forecasts of natural disasters, such as severe weather, droughts and floods, in North America, South America, Africa and the Asian/Australasian monsoon regions is of vital importance to the livelihood of millions of people who are affected by these events. In recent years the significance of major short-term climatic variability, and events such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation in the Pacific, with its worldwide effect on rainfall patterns, has been all to clearly demonstrated. Understanding and predicting the intra-seasonal variability (ISV) of the ocean and atmosphere is crucial to improving long range environmental forecasts and the reliability of climate change projects through climate models. In the second edition of this classic book on the subject, the authors have updated the original chapters, where appropriate, and added a new chapter that includes short subjects representing substantial new development in ISV research since the publication of the first edition.
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Adapting African Agriculture To Climate Change

Author : Walter Leal Filho
ISBN : 9783319130002
Genre : Science
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This book summarizes the evidence from different African countries about the local impacts of climate change, and how farmers are coping with current climate risks. The different contributors show how agricultural systems in developing countries are affected by climate changes and how communities prepare and adapt to these changes.
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Reducing Poverty Protecting Livelihoods And Building Assets In A Changing Climate

Author : Dorte Verner
ISBN : UCSD:31822038164893
Genre : Political Science
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Dorte Verner and her team are once again ahead of the curve, bringing home the threat not just to our planet but our people in Reducing Poverty, Protecting Livelihoods, and Building Assets in a Changing Climate. they focus on the danger in the most human terms, examining the risk to our planet's most vulnerable, in particular the world's poor who rely on natural resources to survive---resources endangered by extreme weather changes. While focusing on Latin America, this book reminds us all there isn't a place on earth exempt from the threat of climate change.It's a moral wake-up call.---John F. Kerry, U. S. Senator In this important and provocative volume, Dorte Verner and her colleagues provide an expansive treatment of climate change and its many effects, especially on the global poor---David Lee, Professor, Cornell University This book is bound to become the defining analysis of climate change's implications for poverty and social cohesion... A key guide for policy makers---Daniel Cohen, Professor and Vice President, Paris School of Economics This much-welcome overview provides guidelines and suggests priorities for designing and implementing suitable adaptation measures.---Anthony Hall, Professor, London School of Economics It is no longer possible to prevent damaging climate change. If used properly, this book will save many lives---Robert Waldmann. Professor, University of Rome This is persuasive, comprehensive, excellent, thoughtful, and well-written work---Steven Solomon, Author, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization This book is simply a must for all those concerned by climate change.--- Javier Santiso, Professor of Economics, ESADE Business School This is first time to have a comprehensive social assessment of climate change and it will become a standard reference.---Shengen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute This book presents evidence that we must improve our efforts on resilience and adaptation measures to counter the consequences of climate change on the most vulnerable population groups---Soren Pind, Minister for Development Cooperation, Denmark The team is to be congratulated---very well compiled and analyzed---Augusta Molnar, Rights and Resources Initiative
Category: Political Science

Marine Climate And Climate Change

Author : Ralf Weisse
ISBN : 3540684913
Genre : Science
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Marine environmental conditions such as storms, storm surges and wave heights are directly experienced by, for example, off-shore operations or coastal populations. The authors review and bring together the state-of-the-art and present day knowledge about historical changes, recent trends and concepts on how marine environmental conditions may change in the future as well as discuss models and data problems.
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Preparing For Climate Change

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ISBN : 1568064829
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Includes policy and scientific overviews; atmospheric and oceans processes; human health implications of climate change and ozone depletion; agricultural, ecological and water resource implications; implications for coastal planning; urban planning; the Caribbean, Arctic, and various other regions; energy implications; and developing a framework for international climate change.