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Climate Extremes and Society

Climate Extremes and Society

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  • Editors:
  • Henry F. Diaz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, District of Columbia
  • Richard J. Murnane, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Garrett Park, Maryland
R. S. Pulwarty, H. F. Diaz, R. J. Murnane, David Stephenson, David Easterling, Harold Brooks, Nikolai Dotzek, Hans von Storch, Ralf Weisse, Alexander Gershunov, Hervé Douville, Claudia Tebaldi, Gerald A. Meehl, Thomas R. Knutson, Robert E. Tuleya, Martin Beniston, M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L. L. Walker, Thomas H. Jagger, James B. Elsner, Mark A. Saunders, Charles Watson, Mark Johnson, Stuart Miller, Robert Muir-Wood, Auguste Boissonnade, Andrew Dlugolecki, Susan L. Cutter, Melanie Gall, Christopher T. Emrich, Patricia Grossi, Anthony Knap
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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521870283

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  • Extreme climatic events present society with significant challenges in a rapidly warming world. Ordinary citizens, the insurance industry and governments are concerned about the apparent increase in the frequency of weather and climate events causing extreme, and in some instances, catastrophic, impacts. Climate Extremes and Society focuses on the recent and potential future consequences of weather and climate extremes for different socioeconomic sectors. The book also examines actions that may enable society to better respond to climate variability. It provides examples of the impact of climate and weather extremes on society. How have these extremes varied in the past, and how might they change in the future? What type of efforts will help society adapt to potential future changes in climate and weather extremes? The book is designed for all policy-makers, engineers and scientists who have an interest in the effects of climate extremes on society.

    • Provides climate change projections of extreme weather and climate events that are useful to both generalists and specialists in climate impacts assessments
    • Describes the application of analytical tools (e.g. statistical and numerical climate models, and complex risk models) used to assess the potential impact of future extreme events
    • Insurance experts' assessments of the impact of past and future climatic extremes provide a reference point for additional studies in this area
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    ",,,an interesting read and should appeal to anyone working at the intersection of climate extremes and social impacts of those extremes, especially those wanting to learn what the insurance industry is thinking about climate change." Philip Mote, Oregon State University

    "...an interesting read and should appeal to anyone working at the intersection of climate extremes and social impacts of those extremes...." Geophysical Research Letters

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    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521870283
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword R. S. Pulwarty
    Preface H. F. Diaz and R. J. Murnane
    Introduction H. F. Diaz and R. J. Murnane
    Part I. Defining and Modeling the Nature of Weather and Climate Extremes:
    1. Definition, diagnosis, and origin of extreme weather and climate events David Stephenson
    2. Observed changes in the global distribution of daily temperature and precipitation extremes David Easterling
    3. The spatial distribution of severe convective storms and an analysis of their secular changes Harold Brooks and Nikolai Dotzek
    4. Regional storm climate and related marine hazards in the Northeast Atlantic Hans von Storch and Ralf Weisse
    5. Extensive summer hot and cold extremes under current and possible future climatic conditions - Europe and North America Alexander Gershunov and Hervé Douville
    6. Beyond mean climate change - what climate models tell us about future climate extremes Claudia Tebaldi and Gerald A. Meehl
    7. Tropical cyclones and climate change - revisiting recent studies at GFDL Thomas R. Knutson and Robert E. Tuleya
    Part II. Impacts of Weather and Climate Extremes:
    8. Extreme climatic events and their impacts - examples from the European Alps Martin Beniston
    9. The impact of weather and climate extremes on coral growth M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L. L. Walker, David B. Stephenson
    10. Forecasting US insured hurricane losses Thomas H. Jagger, James B. Elsner and Mark A. Saunders
    11. Integrating hurricane loss models with climate models Charles Watson and Mark Johnson
    12. An exploration of trends in normalized weather-related catastrophe losses Stuart Miller, Robert Muir-Wood and Auguste Boissonnade
    13. An overview of the impact of climate change on the insurance industry Andrew Dlugolecki
    14. Toward a comprehensive loss inventory of weather and climate hazards Susan L. Cutter, Melanie Gall and Christopher T. Emrich
    15. The Catastrophe Modeling response to Hurricane Katrina Robert Muir-Wood and Patricia Grossi
    16. The Risk Prediction Initiative: a successful science-business partnership for analyzing natural hazard risk Richard J. Murnane and Anthony Knap
    Index.

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    Henry F. Diaz, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, District of Columbia

    Richard J. Murnane, Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Garrett Park, Maryland

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    R. S. Pulwarty, H. F. Diaz, R. J. Murnane, David Stephenson, David Easterling, Harold Brooks, Nikolai Dotzek, Hans von Storch, Ralf Weisse, Alexander Gershunov, Hervé Douville, Claudia Tebaldi, Gerald A. Meehl, Thomas R. Knutson, Robert E. Tuleya, Martin Beniston, M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L. L. Walker, Thomas H. Jagger, James B. Elsner, Mark A. Saunders, Charles Watson, Mark Johnson, Stuart Miller, Robert Muir-Wood, Auguste Boissonnade, Andrew Dlugolecki, Susan L. Cutter, Melanie Gall, Christopher T. Emrich, Patricia Grossi, Anthony Knap

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