Biometeorology

Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

Editors: Ebi, Kristie L., Burton, Ian, McGregor, Glenn (Eds.)

  • Describes some of the basic ideas and concepts of the sub-fields of biometeorology as they relate to adaptation to climate change
  • Explores ideas, concepts, and practice in the field of biometeorology that may be commonly developed
  • Provides a basis for a new vision for biometeorology that will help to communicate its understanding and expertise, as well as enhance its utility
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8921-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8920-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8028-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Biometeorology has long been concerned with describing and understanding the impacts of weather and climate on humans and their activities and the natural (biosphere) system. Applied biometeorologists have focused on how best to prepare for and cope with weather and climate abnormalities. However they have tended to pursue their research in relative isolation from each other. There is now a need to better understand the commonalities as well as the differences within the broad field of applied biometeorology. The driving force is that biometeorologists are faced with a common problem – how best to provide advice on how to adapt to or cope with climate change. Adaptation is a cross cutting theme. It is an issue which biometeorologists are increasingly engaging with and learning about from each other. Biometeorology because of its focus on the sensitivity of human and biophysical systems to atmospheric variations and change clearly has something to contribute to the wider agenda of managing the impacts of climate change. The purpose of this collection of papers on biometeorology and adaptation is therefore to:

  • Communicate some of the basic ideas and concepts of the sub-fields of biometeorology as they relate to climate change.
  • Explore ideas, concepts, and practice within the field of biometeorology that may be developed in common.
  • Provide a basis for a new vision for biometeorology that will help to communicate its understanding and expertise, as well as enhance its utility.

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This edited 12-chapter volume … focuses on adaptation to climate change. … This reviewer found the book easily readable and very exciting, and particularly enjoyed the specific methods … and recommendations for decision-makers. This well-organized work with the most up-to-date knowledge from biometeorology is a valuable reference for graduate students, scientists working on climate change/ecosystem responses/micrometeorology, and managers in natural resources. It is also an excellent resource for undergraduates interested in advancing their careers. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections." (J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), 2009)

“This book will appeal both to researchers within the field of human biometeorology … and to other meteorologists wishing for a thorough introduction to issues around human responses to weather and climate. … We are not aware of any other book available that provides such a thorough and accessible summary of current knowledge in human biometeorology … . We recommend this book to graduate students and scientists in the general area of meteorology … .” (Jon Warland and Jennifer Vanos, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, January, 2012)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change

    Burton, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Adaptation and Thermal Environment

    Jendritzky, Gerd (et al.)

    Pages 9-32

  • Heat/Health Warning Systems: Development, Implementation, and Intervention Activities

    Kalkstein, Laurence S. (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Malaria Early Warning Systems

    Ebi, Kristie L.

    Pages 49-74

  • Pollen, Allergies and Adaptation

    Sofiev, Mikhail (et al.)

    Pages 75-106

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8921-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8920-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8028-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change
Editors
  • Kristie L. Ebi
  • Ian Burton
  • Glenn McGregor
Series Title
Biometeorology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8921-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8921-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8920-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8028-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 281
Topics