Regional Hydrological Response to Climate Change (The GeoJournal Library Series)

Regional Hydrological Response to Climate Change (The GeoJournal Library Series)

by J. A. A. Jones
     
 

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The potential impact of global warming on water resources is of major national and international concern. This book draws together for the first time research work aimed at providing global and regional syntheses of the likely hydrological effects of climate change over the coming century. The chapters in this volume range from pioneering assessments at continental…  See more details below

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The potential impact of global warming on water resources is of major national and international concern. This book draws together for the first time research work aimed at providing global and regional syntheses of the likely hydrological effects of climate change over the coming century. The chapters in this volume range from pioneering assessments at continental and sub-continental scale, to the development of new methodological approaches for down-scaling climatic predictions, analyses of recent trends in hydrometric data, and reviews of ongoing research on regional hydrological impacts. Although it is still early days for climatic impact prediction, the book demonstrates considerable unaniminity in its general conclusions. Audience: This book will be of major interest to water resource planners and researchers involved in assessing the impact of climate change. It also provides valuable material for lecture courses in hydrology, water resources and climatic impact.

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Developed by a working group of the International Geographical Union 25 papers, most delivered at meetings in 1992 in Washington, D.C., 1993 in Llasa, Tibet, and 1995 in Moscow synthesize research on the effect of global warming on water quality at regional and global levels. They cover the sensitivity of the global hydrosphere; regional implications of global warming; precipitation change and variability; impacts on snow, ice, and meltwaters; the water balance and changing regional resources; and future research priorities. The specific topics include the probable impact of global change on the water resources of Patagonia, Argentina; glaciers and snowcover in central Asia as indicators of climate change in the earth-ocean- atmosphere system; the influences of the North Atlantic oscillation, the El Nino/southern oscillation, and the quasi- biennial oscillation on winter precipitation in Ireland; implications for North America, Europe, and China; and trends in historical steamflow records. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792343295
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Geojournal Library Series
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

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