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Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin

Editors: The BACC II Author Team (Ed.)

  • ​Provides an up-to-date regional assessment of climate change in the Baltic Sea basin
  • Treats atmospheric, hydrological, oceanographic, biogeochemical, ecosystem and societal changes now and in the future  
  • Comprehensive reference and text book for professional and academic use
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About this book

​This book is an update of the first BACC assessment, published in 2008. It offers new and updated scientific findings in regional climate research for the Baltic Sea basin. These include climate changes since the last glaciation (approx. 12,000 years ago), changes in the recent past (the last 200 years), climate projections up until 2100 using state-of-the-art regional climate models and an assessment of climate-change impacts on terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. There are dedicated new chapters on sea-level rise, coastal erosion and impacts on urban areas. A new set of chapters deals with possible causes of regional climate change along with the global effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, namely atmospheric aerosols and land-cover change.

The evidence collected and presented in this book shows that the regional climate has already started to change and this is expected to continue. Projections of potential future climates show that the region will probably become considerably warmer and wetter in some parts, but dryer in others. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems have already shown adjustments to increased temperatures and are expected to undergo further changes in the near future.

The BACC II Author Team consists of 141 scientists from 12 countries, covering various disciplines related to climate research and related impacts. BACC II is a project of the Baltic Earth research network and contributes to the World Climate Research Programme.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction and Summary

    Storch, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Climate Change During the Holocene (Past 12,000 Years)

    Borzenkova, Irena (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • The Historical Time Frame (Past 1000 Years)

    Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

  • Recent Change—Atmosphere

    Rutgersson, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 69-97

  • Recent Change—River Run-off and Ice Cover

    Käyhkö, Jukka (et al.)

    Pages 99-116

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16006-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36883-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin
Editors
  • The BACC II Author Team
Series Title
Regional Climate Studies
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16006-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16006-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16005-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36883-2
Series ISSN
1862-0248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 501
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 174 illustrations in colour
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