Regional Climate Studies

Mediterranean Climate

Variability and Trends

Editors: Bolle, Hans-Jürgen (Ed.)

  • For the first time results inferred by a number of experts from empirical data with various methods face each other and are collated to a large overview of the climate variability in the Mediterranean area at time scales from years to milleniums

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About this book

Mohamed Larbi Selassi Deputy Director of the National Meteorology, Morocco Welcome address (translated from French) WMO, WCRP, Medias-France and scientific institutions representatives, ladies and gentlemen, to thank WMO and MEDIAS-France, who have honoured us by I want first organizing the two workshops, climate indices in Africa and data assessment for global change research in the Mediterranean region, in Casablanca and I welcome all of you here in Morocco. It is with great pleasure that I open these two workshops on behalf of myself and on behalf of the Direction of the Meteorologie N ationale of Morocco. Climate change is becoming the focus of the international community because of its global scale and unpredictable effects, the numerous impacts it causes, its global feature and the complexity of the solutions that can mitigate its impacts. Global warming and the greenhouse effect became a subject of study at the international level since the United Nations Conference on the human environment that was held in Stockholm in 1972. The research and coordination efforts that have been made in this area have led to an "International Scientific consensus". High level meetings like those held in Toronto in 1988, in Lahaye in 1989 and in Geneva in 1990, did confirm the greenhouse threat and the emergency to treat it.

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"An overview of the large-scale aspects of the climate in Mediterranean is presented … . The book is written, structured and produced well, with good, clear tables, maps and graphs and a detailed reference list. It is a useful source book for the Mediterranean climate studies and is recommended for such studies." (Pavlos Kassomenos, International Journal of Climatology, Vol. 26 (7), 2006)

"It is well-known that the Mediterranean climate is influenced by the subtropical high pressure zone in summer (pronounced dryness), and the mid-latitude westerlies in winter (rainy season). … is useful for all scientists and students interested in the characteristics and variability of Mediterranean climate and its impacts. The range of interdisciplinary coverage is remarkable, the quality of text and figure reproduction is good quality … ." (C. –D. Schönwiese, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 12 (5), 2003)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bolle, H.-J.

    Pages 1-3

  • Climate, Climate Variability, and Impacts in the Mediterranean Area: An Overview

    Bolle, H.-J.

    Pages 5-86

  • Indicators and Information Requirements for Combatting Desertification

    Enne, G. (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

  • Climate Changes in the Mediterranean Region: Physical Aspects and Effects on Agriculture

    Iglesias, A.

    Pages 107-111

  • Development of Priority Climate Indices for Africa: A CCI/CLIVAR Workshop of the World Meteorological Organization

    Mokssit, A.

    Pages 115-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mediterranean Climate
Book Subtitle
Variability and Trends
Editors
  • Hans-Jürgen Bolle
Series Title
Regional Climate Studies
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55657-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55657-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62862-7
Series ISSN
1862-0248
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 371
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