Nato ASI Subseries I:

The Role of Water and the Hydrological Cycle in Global Change

Editors: Oliver, Howard R., Oliver, Sylvia A. (Eds.)

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Water is an extremely important factor in global environmental change. Water influences the processes causing change. The human and economic consequences of changes in the water system can be very significant. The aim of this NATO Advanced Study Institute was to present a state-of-the-art assessment of the role of water in global change, ranging from a consideration of atmospheric processes to the social and political impacts of changes in water resources. Many initiatives have recently been developed, such as international conferences and research programmes in particular themes, but there was still a need for information from these diverse activities to be brought together. One of the aims of the ASI was to encourage cross-fertilization between the various disciplines looking at water in the global system. This book contains the expanded written versions of the lectures presented during the AS! held in Italy in May/June 1994. It falls into two basic parts. The first twelve chapters cover the role of water in the climate system and climate modelling. Various areas of the water balance including global budgets, the effect of each element of the water balance on regional and global climates, and procedures used to model hydrological processes at all scales are discussed. Precipitation, ice, lake, groundwater, land surface and atmospheric considerations are included together with hydrological process linkage to climate models. Ocean effects were not covered as they were considered to be outside the scope of this particular AS!.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Role of Water in Global Environmental Change Processes

    Beran, Max

    Pages 1-22

  • Evaluating the Terrestrial Water Balance from the Historical Climate Record

    Legates, David R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-58

  • Hydrology in Climate Models and Effects on Climate

    Rowntree, Peter R. (et al.)

    Pages 59-104

  • Plant Control on Evapotranspiration: Models and Measurements

    Bouten, Willem

    Pages 105-133

  • Soil — Vegetation — Atmosphere Relations: Process and Prospect

    Shuttleworth, William James

    Pages 135-162

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Water and the Hydrological Cycle in Global Change
Editors
  • Howard R. Oliver
  • Sylvia A. Oliver
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
31
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-79830-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-79830-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-79832-0
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 468
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