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Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change - Manola Brunet-India

Detecting and Modelling Regional Climate Change

By: Manola Brunet-India (Editor), Diego Lopez Bonillo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th October 2001
ISBN: 9783540422396
Number Of Pages: 651

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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.

From the reviews: "This book addresses the problems of detecting and modelling regional climate change. The book is composed of papers that were presented on the scientific meeting in Tarragona in May 2000. ... Individual papers are well written and illustrated. ... I can imagine that each of these outstanding and very knowledgeable scientists, active contributors to the IPCC process, gave an interesting lecture at the meeting." (Oleg A. Anisimov, WMO-Bulletin, Vol. 53 (2), 2004) "This book contains 53 contributions selected from presentations at the international scientific meeting on the Detection and modelling of recent climate change ... . the contributions have been edited to provide an overview of the key features of regional climate modeling. ... This book provides a very detailed treatment of regional-scale modeling, with contributions from around the world ... . this book has a good index and a useful list of abbreviations. It is wide-ranging and will be useful to researchers in the field." (Frances Drake, The Holocene, Vol. 13 (2), 2003) "The book starts with a nice introduction on the homogenization problem of long climatic records. ... the individual papers contained in the book are an important source of information if one is interested in a summary of recent work of a variety of groups doing climate variability analysis in Europe. Additionally some of the papers go beyond that offering comprehensive introductions and information to the respective topics." (A. Hense, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 12 (1), 2003)

Prefacep. v
Quality Control and Homogenisation of Climate Time-seriesp. 1
Homogenisation of Climate Data, Difficult but Necessaryp. 3
A Correction Model for Homogenisation of Long Instrumental Data Seriesp. 13
Selection of Data Sets by Quality and its Role in Climate Researchp. 21
Results of Homogeneity Testing of Long Time Series of Temperature and Precipitation in Germanyp. 31
The First Known Instrumental Meteorological Observations in Extremadura (Spain): Badajoz (1830)p. 43
Observed Regional Climate Variability and Changep. 53
Instrumental Temperature Change in the Context of the Last 1000 Yearsp. 55
Temperature Series of the Czech Republic and its Relation to Northern Hemisphere Temperatures in the Period 1961-1999p. 69
The Variations and Trends of the Surface Air Temperature in the Northeastern of Spain from Middle Nineteenth Century Onwardsp. 81
A Differential Response of Northeastern Spain to Asymmetric Trends in Diurnal Warming Detected on a Global Scalep. 95
Climate Variability Analysis of Temperature Series in the Medium Ebro River Basinp. 109
Annual Temperature Evolution in the Southern Plateau of Spain from the Construction of Regional Climatic Time Seriesp. 119
Temperature Variations and Trends in the Segura River Basin. An Exploratory Analysisp. 133
The Temperature Component of the Common-Sense Index in Northwestern Iberian Peninsulap. 143
Changes in Temperature and Precipitation in the Norwegian Arctic during the 20th Centuryp. 153
Regionalization of Precipitation in Castilla and Leon (Spain). Analysis of its Temporal Behaviourp. 163
The Spatial and Temporal Structure of Rainfall Trends in the Valencia Region (Eastern of Spain) over the Second Half of the 20th Centuryp. 175
Trend and Variability Analysis of Rainfall Series and their Extreme Eventsp. 191
Trends in Daily Precipitation Regimes and their Extremes at Three Observatories in the Iberian Peninsulap. 203
Seasonal Patterns of Air Surface Temperature and Pressure Change in Different Regions of Antarcticap. 215
Secular Variations of the Synoptic Circulation over the Iberian Peninsulap. 229
Atmospheric Pressure Trends between 1945 and 1994 in Castilla and Leon (Spain)p. 239
Temporal Change of some Statistical Characteristics of Daily Average Wind Speed in HungaryK. TarTar, K.p. 251
Connection of Climate and Land Use in South-East Hungaryp. 263
Regional Climate Variability Patternsp. 273
Natural and Anthropogenic Causes of Recent Climate Changep. 275
The Stationarity of Lead-Lag Teleconnections with East Africa Rainfall and its Incidence on Seasonal Predictabilityp. 291
Monte-Carlo SSA Analysis of the NAO Indexp. 309
Variability of North-Atlantic-European Circulation Patterns since 1780 and Corresponding Variations in Central European Climatep. 321
Large-scale Mechanisms Influencing the Winter Romanian Climate Variabilityp. 333
North Atlantic Oscillation Projection on Romanian Climate Fluctuations in the Cold Seasonp. 345
Spatial Winter Precipitation Distribution over the Iberian Peninsula and Greece and its Relation to the Large Scale 500 hPa Circulationp. 357
Wintertime Iberian Peninsula Precipitation Variability and its Relation to North Atlantic Atmospheric Circulationp. 369
Relationships between Iberian Rainfall Variability and the North Atlantic Oscillationp. 377
Time-Frequency Variability of Spring Precipitation Associated with Teleconnection Indices over the Iberian Peninsulap. 389
Relationships between Dry and Wet Periods in Spring Precipitation over the Iberian Peninsula and Atmospheric Circulationp. 397
Baroclinic Activity and Interannual Variability of Winter Precipitation in the Northern Iberian Peninsulap. 405
First Order Markov Chain Model and Rainfall Sequences in several Stations of Spainp. 417
Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Surface Air Temperature over the Duero Basin (Iberian Peninsula)p. 429
Modelling and Assessing Regional Climate Change and Associated Impactsp. 439
Uncertainties in Assessing the Impacts of Regional Climate Changep. 441
Local Climate Scenarios for Norway Based on MPI's ECHAM/OPYC3, a New DNMI Data Analysis, and the Common EOF Methodp. 471
Evaluation and Analysis of the ECHAM4/OPYC3 GSDIO-Integration Temperature- and SLP-Fields over Norway and Svalbardp. 483
Downscaling of the Global climate Change Projections: Some Approachesp. 491
Modelling Climate Changes for Croatiap. 501
Assessment of a Regional Climate for South America: A Dynamical Downscaling Approachp. 515
Assessment of a Regional Climate Change Scenario for Central Argentina: A Statistical Downscaling Approachp. 525
Climate Change Effect on the Reforestation Potential of Russiap. 537
Simulating Forest Responses to Transient Changes in Climate and Atmospheric CO2: A Case Study for Saskatchewan, Central Canadap. 545
Climate Change and Fire Weather Riskp. 555
Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Swedish Regional Climate Modelling Programmep. 567
Irrigation Scenario vs Climate Change Scenariop. 581
The Impact of Climate Change on Transport Conditions in Finlandp. 593
Adapting Building Construction to the Effects of Climate Changep. 605
Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on the Building Stock of a Region: Identifying an Appropriate Methodologyp. 617
Land Cover Changes over North-Rhine-Westfalia (Germany) and their Impact on Regional Climatep. 635
Abbreviationsp. 647
Indexp. 649
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ISBN: 9783540422396
ISBN-10: 3540422390
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 651
Published: 9th October 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.49