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Impacts of Climate Change and Climate Variability on Hydrological Regimes : International Hydrology - Jan C. van Dam

Impacts of Climate Change and Climate Variability on Hydrological Regimes

International Hydrology

By: Jan C. van Dam (Editor)

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Published: 19th December 2003
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Water is going to be one of the key, if not the most critical, environmental issues in the twenty-first century because of the escalation in socio-economic pressures on the environment in general. Any future climate change or climate variability will only accentuate such pressures. This volume initially follows the perspective of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to infer possible changes in hydrological regimes and water quality based on the outputs from various scenarios of General Circulation Models (GCMs). In subsequent chapters, the possible effects of climate change on the hydrology of each of the continents is examined. The book concludes with an overview of hydrological models for use in the evaluation of the impacts of climate change. It will provide a valuable guide for environmental planners and policy-makers, and will also be of use to all students and researchers interested in the possible effects of climate change.

Introduction
Climate change, hydrology and water resources: the work of the IPCC, 1988-94
Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of South America
Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of North America
Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Europe
Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Africa
Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Asia and Australia
Overview of models for use in the evaluation of the impacts of climate change on hydrology
Conclusions and recommendations
References
Appendix
Acronyms and abbreviations
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ISBN: 9780521543316
ISBN-10: 0521543312
Series: International Hydrology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 19th December 2003
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.74 x 21.03  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.38