Making Climate Forecasts Matter
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
27-06-1999
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
192
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El Nino has been with us for centuries, but now we can forcast it, and thus can prepare far in advance for the extreme climatic events it brings. The emerging ability to forecast climate may be of tremendous value to humanity if we learn how to use the information well.How does society cope with seasonal-to-interannual climatic variations? How have climate forecasts been usedaEURO"and how useful have they been? What kinds of forecast information are needed? Who is likely to benefit from forecasting skill? What are the benefits of better forecasting?This book reviews what we know about these and other questions and identifies research directions toward more useful seasonal-to-interannual climate forecasts. In approaching their recommendations, the panel explores:Vulnerability of human activities to climate.State of the science of climate forecasting.How societies coevolved with their climates and cope with variations in climate.How climate information should be disseminated to achieve the best response.How we can use forecasting to better manage the human consequences of climate change.

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Udgivelsesdato:
27-06-1999
ISBN13:
9780309064750
Vægt:
476 g
Dybde:
19 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
229 mm
Format:
Hardback
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Deals with climate forecasting and identifies research directions in this regard. This book explores: vulnerability of human activities to climate; state of the science of climate forecasting; how societies coevolved with their climates and cope with variations; and how climate information should be disseminated for the best response.

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