Nato Science Series: IV:

Seasonal Climate: Forecasting and Managing Risk

Editors: Troccoli, A., Harrison, M., Anderson, D.L.T., Mason, S.J. (Eds.)

  • First unified reference ‘textbook’ in seasonal to interannual climate predictions and their practical uses
  • Embraces prediction of El Niño and management of climate risks
  • Covers a rapidly-developing science of prime social concern
  • Offers a fascinating insight into links between science and policy/management
  • Written by some of the world’s leading experts
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About this book

Originally formed around a set of lectures presented at a NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI), this book has grown in scope and in aspiration to become organised and presented rather more as a textbook than as a standard “collection of proceedings”. The lack of a unified reference textbook covering both the science of seasonal to interannual predictions and real-world uses of the forecasts was the main driver for the effort placed into writing an amalgamated introductory book, each chapter of which has been thoroughly peer reviewed. Throughout, our objective has been to present a book accessible to people from diverse disciplines, both scientific and social, interested in this intriguing and fast emerging area.

The fascination of seasonal climate forecasting, for which El Niño forecasting provides the prime basis, derives from its multi-faceted character. Not only does it pose exciting new scientific challenges for the climate community, but it is linked naturally to a great variety of key practical concerns, from security related issues, such as water resource management, food security, and disaster prediction and prevention, to health planning, agriculture management, energy supply, and tourism, to name but a few. Seasonal to interannual climate forecasts are indeed becoming a most important element in certain policy/decision making systems, not least within the contexts of sustainable development and of climate change adaptation.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Troccoli, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Seasonal Forecasts in Decision Making

    Troccoli, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 13-41

  • Overview of Seasonal Forecasting

    Anderson, David L. T.

    Pages 45-65

  • Ocean–Atmosphere Basis for Seasonal Climate Forecasting

    Hoskins, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • Getting the Coupled Model Ready at the Starting Blocks

    Tribbia, Joe (et al.)

    Pages 91-125

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6992-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $369.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6990-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6991-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Seasonal Climate: Forecasting and Managing Risk
Editors
  • Alberto Troccoli
  • Mike Harrison
  • David L.T. Anderson
  • Simon J. Mason
Series Title
Nato Science Series: IV:
Series Volume
82
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6992-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6992-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6990-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6991-8
Series ISSN
1568-1238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 467
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