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Weather and Climate Extremes

Changes, Variations and a Perspective from the Insurance Industry

Editors: Karl, Thomas R., Nicholls, Neville, Ghazi, Anver (Eds.)

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Are extreme weather events becoming more common? How do extreme weather events impact society? These are critical questions that must be examined as we confront the possibility that the world will experience a change in climate over the next century. Much of the research in climatology over the past decade has focused on potential changes in long- term averages of temperature, precipitation and other factors. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that changes in average values will be accompanied by changes in extreme events. Furthermore, extreme weather events will impact society to a greater extent as people around the world continue to locate in more hazard-prone areas such as coastal zones. This book represents a major step forwards in developing a comprehensive set of information about changes in extreme events by providing a review of the problems in data availability, quality and analysis that make deriving a clear picture of world-wide changes in extreme events so difficult.
Audience: The book is intended for policy-makers, professionals, graduate students and others interested in learning how extreme weather events have changed, and how they impact society both now and in the future.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Overview

    Pages 1-2

    Karl, Thomas

  • CLIVAR/GCOS/WMO Workshop on Indices and Indicators for Climate Extremes Workshop Summary

    Pages 3-7

    Karl, Thomas R. (et al.)

  • Workshop on Indices and Indicators for Climate Extremes, Asheville, NC, USA, 3–6 June 1997 Breakout Group A: Storms

    Pages 9-21

    Trenrerth, Kevin E. (et al.)

  • Workshop on Indices and Indicators for Climate Extremes: Asheville, NC, USA, 3–6 June 1997 Breakout Group B: Precipitation

    Pages 23-29

    Nicholls, Neville (et al.)

  • Workshop on Indices and Indicators for Climate Extremes, Asheville, NC, USA, 3–6 June 1997 Breakout Group C: Temperature Indices for Climate Extremes

    Pages 31-43

    Folland, C. K. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Weather and Climate Extremes
Book Subtitle
Changes, Variations and a Perspective from the Insurance Industry
Editors
  • Thomas R. Karl
  • Neville Nicholls
  • Anver Ghazi
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9265-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9265-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5711-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5223-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 349
Number of Illustrations
105 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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