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 (ISBN-13: 9780521870283)

Climate Extremes and Society

Cambridge University Press
9780521870283 - Climate Extremes and Society - Edited by Henry F. Diaz and Richard J. Murnane
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Contents

List of contributorspage  vii
Foreword
      Roger S. Pulwarty
xi
Prefacexiii
The significance of weather and climate extremes to society: an introduction
Henry F. Diaz and Richard J. Murnane
1
IDefining and modeling the nature of weather and climate extremes9
1Definition, diagnosis, and origin of extreme weather and climate events
David B. Stephenson
11
2Observed changes in the global distribution of daily temperature and precipitation extremes
David R. Easterling
24
3The spatial distribution of severe convective storms and an analysis of their secular changes
Harold E. Brooks and Nikolai Dotzek
35
4Regional storm climate and related marine hazards in the Northeast Atlantic
Hans von Storch and Ralf Weisse
54
5Extensive summer hot and cold extremes under current and possible future climatic conditions: Europe and North America
Alexander Gershunov and Hervé Douville
74
6Beyond mean climate change: what climate models tell us about future climate extremesbr/>Claudia Tebaldi and Gerald A. Meehl99
7Tropical cyclones and climate change: revisiting recent studies at GFDL
Thomas R. Knutson and Robert E. Tuleya
120
IIImpacts of weather and climate extremes145
8Extreme climatic events and their impacts: examples from the Swiss Alps
Martin Beniston
147
9The impact of weather and climate extremes on coral growth
M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L. L. Walker, and David B. Stephenson
165
10Forecasting US insured hurricane losses
Thomas H. Jagger, James B. Elsner, and Mark A. Saunders
189
11Integrating hurricane loss models with climate models
Charles C. Watson, Jr., and Mark E. Johnson
209
12An exploration of trends in normalized weather-related catastrophe losses
Stuart Miller, Robert Muir-Wood, and Auguste Boissonnade
225
13An overview of the impact of climate change on the insurance industry
Andrew Dlugolecki
248
14Toward a comprehensive loss inventory of weather and climate hazards
Susan L. Cutter, Melanie Gall, and Christopher T. Emrich
279
15The catastrophe modeling response to Hurricane Katrina
Robert Muir-Wood and Patricia Grossi
296
16The Risk Prediction Initiative: a successful science–business partnership for analyzing natural hazard risk
Richard J. Murnane and Anthony Knap
320
Index337
The colored plates will be found between pages 144 and 145.

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