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Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific

Editors: Kumar, Lalit (Ed.)

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  • Comprehensively discusses the impacts of climate change in the Pacific region
  • Develops databases and formulates island vulnerability indices to map climate change susceptibilities in Pacific island states
  • Identifies the Pacific islands and countries most vulnerable to climate change, and the possible adaptation strategies that may be implemented there
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This edited volume addresses the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands, and presents databases and indexes for assessing and adapting to island vulnerabilities. By analyzing susceptibility variables, developing comprehensive vulnerability indexes, and applying GIS techniques, the book's authors demonstrate the particular issues presented by climate change in the islands of the Pacific region, and how these issues may be managed to preserve and improve biodiversity and human livelihoods. 

The book first introduces the issues specific to island communities, such as high emissions impacts, and discusses the importance of the lithological traits of Pacific islands and how these physical factors relate to climate change impacts. From here, the book aims to analyze the various vulnerabilities of different island sectors, and to formulate a susceptibility index from these variables to be used by government and planning agencies for relief prioritization. Such variables include tropical cyclones, built infrastructures, proximity to coastal areas, agriculture, fisheries and marine resources, groundwater availability, biodiversity, and economic impacts on industries such as tourism. Through the categorization and indexing of these variables, human and physical adaptation measures are proposed, and support solutions are offered to aid the inhabitants of affected island countries. This book is intended for policy makers, academics, and climate change researchers, particularly those dealing with climate change impacts on small islands.


About the authors

Dr. Lalit Kumar is a Professor in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England, NSW, Australia. He received his PhD in GIS/remote sensing at the University of New South Wales in 1998, has authored or co-authored 20 books or book chapters, and has published over 220 scientific papers in reputable journals. Additionally, he is an editor on a number international journals, such as Remote Sensing; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing; Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk; PLoS ONE; Sustainability; and Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment. At UNE he teaches courses in GIS, remote sensing and image analysis, and spatial analysis and modeling. His research interests include the applications of spatial technologies, environmental modeling, ecological remote sensing, and climate change impacts on small island states in the Pacific and the Himalayas.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Climate Change and the Pacific Islands

    Pages 1-31

    Kumar, Lalit (et al.)

  • Islands in the Pacific: Settings, Distribution and Classification

    Pages 33-170

    Nunn, Patrick D. (et al.)

  • Climate Change Scenarios and Projections for the Pacific

    Pages 171-199

    Chand, Savin S.

  • Comparison of the Physical Susceptibility of Pacific Islands to Risks Potentially Associated with Variability in Weather and Climate

    Pages 201-224

    Kumar, Lalit (et al.)

  • Downscaling from Whole-Island to an Island-Coast Assessment of Coastal Landform Susceptibility to Metocean Change in the Pacific Ocean

    Pages 225-250

    Eliot, Ian (et al.)

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eBook 99,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Impacts in the Pacific
Editors
  • Lalit Kumar
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32878-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32878-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32877-1
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 538
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour
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