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Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability

Editors: Sundaresan, J., Sreekesh, S., Ramanathan, A., Sonnenschein, L., Boojh, R. (Eds.)

  • One of the very few edited volumes on Climate Change and Island Vulnerability
  • Addresses issues on adaptation and mitigation in Islands with islander’s perspective to combat climate change
  • Will be useful to 183 Coastal countries and eighty Island Nations in the World
  • Studies on Climate Change from various geographical locations as identified by IPCC
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About this book

"Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability” is the outcome of a selection of peer reviewed  edited papers presented at the International Workshop on Climate Change and Island Vulnerability (IWCCI) held at Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep, India in October 2010. Marine and coastal biodiversity, sea level rise vulnerability, fisheries, climate change impact on livelihood options, water and sanitation in island ecosystem and mitigation, adaptation and governance are the focal themes.  The basic concept conveyed in the book is that biodiversity of islands is to be protected as a natural mechanism to mitigate climate change. Probability recurrence of mass coral bleaching and the management of coral reefs and their future protection are discussed in this book. Marine productivity and climate change for the last ten thousand years in the Arabian Sea have been examined with core records. Green technology is suggested as an important tool for mitigation and adaptation programmes in climate change. Measures taken to project biomass utilisation of islands as an energy source is delineated. Climate change may pose a potential threat on human health. Improved sanitation packages and models that are cost effective and environment-friendly for islands  are uniquely presented in this book.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Projected Precipitation Changes over Malaysia by the End of the 21st Century Using PRECIS Regional Climate Model

    Tangang, Fredolin T. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Monsoonal Fluctuations vs Marine Productivity during Past 10,000 Years — A Study Based on Sediment Core Retrieved from Southeastern Arabian Sea

    Yoganandan, V. (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

  • Prediction of Rain on the Basis of Cloud Liquid Water, Precipitation Water and Latent Heat in the Perspective of Climate Change over Two Coastal Stations

    Jaiswal, Rajasri Sen (et al.)

    Pages 31-52

  • Inter-annual Variability of Sea Surface Temperature in the Arabian Sea

    Shaji, C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

  • Paleoclimate of Peninsular India

    Ramesh, R. (et al.)

    Pages 78-98

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6016-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6015-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability
Editors
  • J. Sundaresan
  • S. Sreekesh
  • AL Ramanathan
  • Leonard Sonnenschein
  • Ram Boojh
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for SAARC countries: Capital Publishing Company
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6016-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6016-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6015-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company
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