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Climate change and extreme events, edited by Ali Fares

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Summary
"Climate Change and Extreme Events uses a multidisciplinary approach to discuss the relationship between climate change-related weather extremes and their impact on human lives. Topics discussed are grouped into four major sections: weather parameters, hydrological responses, mitigation and adaptation, and governance and policies, with each addressed with regard to past, present and future perspectives. Sections give an overview of weather parameters and hydrological responses, presenting current knowledge and a future outlook on air and stream temperatures, precipitation, storms and hurricanes, flooding, and ecosystem responses to these extremes. Other sections cover extreme weather events and discuss the role of the state in policymaking. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary resource to climate scientists and meteorologists, environmental researchers, and social scientists interested in extreme weather"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Extreme events and climate change: a multidisciplinary approach -- Temperature extremes in a changing climate -- Climate change and extreme river temperature -- Severe convective storms in a changing climate -- Response of terrestrial net primary productivity to precipitation extremes: patterns, mechanisms, and uncertainties -- Flood early warning systems under changing climate and extreme events -- Lifeline infrastructures and hydroclimate extremes climes: a future outlook -- Form, function, and nomenclature: deconstructing green infrastructure and its role in a changing climate -- Adaptation to climate extremes and sea level rise in coastal cities of developing countries -- Multilevel governance in climate change adaptation: conceptual clarification and future outlook -- Is the local fulfilling its promise as the agent and site of global climate change governance? The status of local climate mitigation in the United States -- The risk of the electrical power grid due to natural hazards and recovery challenge following disasters and record floods: what next?
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource, illustrations, maps
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780128232880

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