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  • Foreword Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Introduction Hans Sanderson and Mikael Hilden CHAPTER 2 Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe Mikael Hilden, Ad Jeuken and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 3 The Diversity of Adaptation in a Multilevel Governance Setting Ines Campos, Kiat Ng, Gil Penha-Lopes, Anders B. Pedersen, Alessio Capriolo, Marta Olazabal, Volker Meyer, Oliver Gebhardt, Sabine Weiland, Helle O. Nielsen, Jenny Troeltzsch, Mark Zandvoort, Eliska K. Lorencova, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Pedro Iglesias, Ana Iglesias, Andre Vizinho, Milla Maenpaa, Anne-Mari Rytkoenen, Roos M. den Uyl, David Vackar and Filipe M. Alves CHAPTER 4 Upscaling the Impacts of Climate Change in Different Sectors and Adaptation Strategies Laurens Bouwer, Alessio Capriolo, Aline Chiabai, Sebastien Foudi, Luis Garrote, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Ana Iglesias, Ad Jeuken, Marta Olazabal, Joseph Spadaro, Tim Taylor and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 5 Economy-Wide Impacts of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Across European Regions Francesco Bosello, Ana Iglesias, Mette Termansen, Ad Jeuken, Hessel Winsemius, Enrica De Cian, Aline Chiabai and Luis Garrote CHAPTER 6 Analyzing the Policy Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Duncan Russel, Silke Beck, Ines Campos, Alessio Capriolo, Sergio Castellari, Roos M. den Uyl, Oliver Gebhardt, Mikael Hilden, Anne Jensen, Eleni Karali, Kirsi Makinen, Katriona McGlade, Helle O. Nielsen, Gil Penha-Lopes, Olivia Rendon, Jenny Troeltzsch and Sabine Weiland CHAPTER 7 Conclusion Glossary Author Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies is a scientific synthesis of a four-year project on adaptation activities in Europe. It combines scientific assessments with real-world case descriptions to present specific tools and methods. This book aims at ensuring sustainable solutions in adaptation to climate change. The challenge of adaptation is still at an early stage; this book fills relevant gaps in current knowledge on climate adaptation, providing a crucial set of tools to support effective decision-making. It acts as a guide to practitioners and decision-makers along different steps of on-going adaptation processes. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe contains methods and tools for improving stakeholder's participation and analyzing costs and benefits of different adaptation measures. It is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and experts and policymakers working in climate change and adaptation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
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xi, 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • ForewordJurgen Runge 1 Obituaries - Karl W. Butzer (1934-2016), Francoise Gasse (1942-2014)Jurgen Runge and Florence Sylvestre 2 Exploration of the Tibesti Mountains - Re-appraisal after 50 Years?Baldur Gabriel 3 The geomorphology and river longitudinal profiles of the Congo-Kalahari WatershedTyrel J. Flugel, Frank D. Eckardt and Woody (Fenton) P.D. Cotterill 4 Palynological Evidence (Apectodinium) of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) Event in the Sediments of the Oshosun Formation, Eastern Dahomey Basin, Southwest NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 5 Sedimentological, palynological and stable isotopes studies on quaternary to neogene sediments of the Eastern Dahomey Basin, Lagos, NigeriaOlugbenga A. Boboye and Dupe Egbeola 6 Palynofacies, sedimentology and palaeo-environment evidenced by studies on IDA-6 well, Niger delta, NigeriaJacinta N. Chukwuma-Orji, Edward A. Okosun, Isah A. Goro and Salome H. Waziri 7 Tropical Palaeovegetation dynamics, environmental and Climate change impact from the low latitude Coastal Offshore Margin, Niger Delta, Gulf of GuineaOnema Adojoh, Fabienne Marret, Robert Duller and Peter Osterloff 8 Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates during the Upper-Pleistocene and Holocene in the western Lake Kivu regionChantal Kabonyi Nzabandora, Emile Roche and Mike I. Akaegbobi 9 The Coastal Holocene Sedimentary Environments of the Bays of Loango and Pointe-Noire, Congo: Previous Works, Recent Development and SynthesisDieudonne Malounguila-Nganga, Pierre Giresse, Timothee Miyouna and Florent Boudzoumou 10 Geochronology and technological development: The microscopic and metric evidence from Middle Stone Age (MSA) points at Mumba rock-shelter, northern TanzaniaPastory G. M. Bushozi, Luis Leque and Audax Mabulla 11 Spatial Distribution and Impacts of Mining Development Minerals in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, GhanaRosemary Okla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
During the Neogene - covering the last 23 Million years - the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data - researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines - an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138062122 20171218
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xx, 556 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Green Library
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vi, 374 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction to modern methods for classical and quantum fields in general relativity / Thierry Daudé, Dietrich Häfner, and Jean-Philippe Nicolas
  • Geometry of black hole spacetimes / Lars Andersson, Thomas B. Ackdahl, and Pieter Blue
  • An introduction to Quantum Field Theory on curved space-times / Christian Gerard
  • A minicourse on microlocal analysis for wave propagation / Andras Vasy
  • An introduction to conformal geometry and tractor calculus, with a view to applications in general relativity / Sean N. Curry and A. Rod Gover.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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vi, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Events
  • Participants of the Soviet atom project
  • People and their attitude towards the atomic project
  • A view of the future.
This book is a collection of personal memories about the people who participated in the USSR atomic project - Landau, Alikhanov, Pomeranchuk, Alikhanian, Migdal Jr., Gribov, Zeldovich, Sakharov, Kurchatov, Vannikov, Eldian. As the author is the only living person who was involved in the project, these personal recollections are interesting and unique for a broad audience who has been unfamiliar with the details so far.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813145948 20170829
Green Library
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xxvi, 612 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
A study of Ludwig Boltzmann's oeuvre in early statistical mechanics. It is designed to reveal Boltzmann's true endeavors and to give new life to his various theoretical constructions. It offers introductory historical and biographical materials, detailed summaries and analyses of all the relevant texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198816171 20180403
Green Library
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751 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 196 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm.
  • Part I: Bioenergy and Land Use Change 1 Bioenergy and Land Use Change: An OverviewPankaj Lal, Aditi Ranjan, Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli, Renata Blumberg 2 An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use Change at the Intensive and Extensive Margins: Implications for Biofuels Induced Land Use Change ModelingFarzad Taheripour, Hao Cui, Wallace E. Tyner 3 Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in The Brazilian Cerrado: Land Use Response in the New FrontierMarcellus M. Caldas, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, J. Brown 4 Biofuel Expansion and the Spatial Economy: Implications for the Amazon Basin in the 21st CenturyEugenio Y. Arima, Peter Richards, Robert T. Walker Part II: Impacts on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services 5 Towards Life Cycle Analysis on Land Use Change and Climate Impacts from Bioenergy Production: A ReviewZhangcai Qin, Christina E Canter, Hao Cai 6 Bio-energies Impact on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Compared to Other Energy TechnologiesAstley Hastings 7 Empirical Evidence of Soil Carbon Changes in Bioenergy Cropping SystemsMarty Schmer, Kathleen Stewart, Virginia Jin 8 Role of crop residues in maintaining soil organic carbon in agroecosystemsDavid E. Clay, Umakant Mishra 9 Incorporating Conservation Practices into the Future Bioenergy Landscape: Water Quality and HydrologyMay Wu, Mi-Ae Ha Part III: Data, Modeling and Uncertainties 10 Uncertainty in Estimates of Bioenergy-induced Land-use Change: The Impact of Inconsistent Land-cover DatasetsNagendra Singh, Keith Kline, Rebecca Efroymson, Budhendra Bhaduri, Bridget O Banion 11 Challenges in Quantifying and Regulating Indirect Emissions of BiofuelsDeepak Rajagopal 12 Biofuels, Land Use Change, and the Limits of Life Cycle AnalysisRichard. J. Plevin 13 Lost Momentum of Biofuels: What Went Wrong?Govinda Timilsina.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate energy changes the landscape, affects ecosystems, and impacts the climate. Bioenergy and Land Use Change focuses on regional and global assessments of land use change related to bioenergy and the environmental impacts. This interdisciplinary volume provides both high level reviews and in-depth analyses on specific topics. Volume highlights include: Land use change concepts, economics, and modeling Relationships between bioenergy and land use change Impacts on soil carbon, soil health, water quality, and the hydrologic cycle Impacts on natural capital and ecosystem services Effects of bioenergy on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions Biogeochemical and biogeophysical climate regulation Uncertainties and challenges associated with land use change quantification and environmental impact assessments Bioenergy and Land Use Change is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students from a wide variety of fields including energy, economics, ecology, geography, agricultural science, geoscience, and environmental science. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/bioenergys-impacts-on-the-landscape.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119297345 20180213
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
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xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Beginnings
  • It's not what it used to be
  • The Arctic stirs
  • Unaami
  • Epiphany
  • Rude awakenings
  • Looking ahead.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxiv, 213 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Aggravation of the Climate Crisis: Temperature Rise, Extreme Weather Events, Renewable Revolution and, the Emerging of the Geoengineering Option 1.3 The Paris Accord and the Rise of Climate Powers 1.4 The Climate Commitment Approach (CCA) 1.5 The Drivers of Climate Commitment 1.6 Final Considerations 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Brazil in the Global Carbon Cycle and the Planetary Boundaries 2.3 Brazil in the International System: Economy, Democracy, and Foreign Policy 2.4 Final Considerations 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Emission Profile 1: Giant Irrational Deforestation 3.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 1: The Lack of Actions 3.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 1: A World Divided by Income: The Brazilian Contribution to the Climate Convention? (1992-2005) 3.5 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Disorders, and Strong Conservative Forces 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Emission Profile 2: Deforestation Control and Drastic Declining 4.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 2: Rapid and Intense Change 4.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 2: The Transition to Moderation and Activism 4.5 The Forces Behind Brazilian Climate Activism 4.6 Final Considerations: Medium Climate Commitment, Overcoming the Amazon Disorders, and the Rise of Reformist Forces 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Emission Profile 3: The Return of High Emissions 5.3 Domestic Climate Policy Profile 3: Stagnation and Retraction 5.4 Foreign Climate Policy Profile 3: The Conservative Set-Back 5.5 The Drivers of the Decline 5.6 The Temer's Administration: New Economic Policy, Old Conservative Persistence 5.7 Final Considerations: Low Climate Commitment, Amazon Neglect, and the Rise of Conservative Forces 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership 6.1 Summarizing the Three Periods 6.2 The Future of Climate Commitment in Brazil: Dealing with the Amazon Neglect 6.3 The Drivers of Climate Commitment in the Coming Years 6.4 The Bases for a True Brazilian Climate Leadership: Democracy, Economy, and International Insertion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
  • Preface 1. Climate Change and International Relations: Empirical and Theoretical Assessment 2. Brazil in the International System: Underachieving (Environmental) Power and the Leadership Myth 3. The Beginning: Brazil, the Climate Villain 4. The Rising: Brazil, the Developing Climate Leader? 5. The Decline: Brazil, the Climate Negligent 6. The Future: Brazil and the Bases for a True Environmental/Climate Leadership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106246 20180115
Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment of Brazil's role in the global political economy of climate change. The authors, Eduardo Viola and Matias Franchini expertly review and answer the most common and widely cited questions on whether and in which way Brazil is aggravating or mitigating the climate crisis, including:ã Is it the benign, cooperative, environmental power that the Brazilian government claims it is? Why was it possible to dramatically reduce deforestation in the Amazon (2005-2010) and, more recently, was there a partial reversion?ã The book provides an accessible-and much needed-introduction to all those studying the challenges of the international system in the Anthropocene. Through a thorough analysis of Brazil in perspective vis a vis other emerging countries, this book provides an engaging introduction and up to date assessment of the climate reality of Brazil and a framework to analyze the climate performance of major economies, both on emission trajectory and policy profile: the climate commitment approach. Brazil and Climate Change is essential reading for all students of Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations and Comparative Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138106253 20180115
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1 online resource (231 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps.
  • Assessing Seasonal Climate Forecasts Over Africa to Support Decision-Making / Niko Wanders and Eric F Wood
  • Variability and Predictability of Climate Linked to Extreme Events / Swadhin Behera
  • Subseasonal Prediction of Extreme Weather Events / Bin Wang and Ja-Yeon Moon
  • Climate Services: For Informing Decisions and Managing Risk / Neil Plummer, Agata Imielska, Karl Braganza, David Jones, Janita Pahalad, Scott Power, Martin Schweitzer, Andrew Watkins, David Walland and Perry Wiles
  • Early Warning, Resilient Infrastructure and Risk Transfer / David P Rogers, Haleh Kootval and Vladimir V Tsirkunov
  • Climate Services for Sustainable Development / Mannava V K Sivakumar and Filipe Lucio
  • Future Changes of Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters due to Climate Change in Japan and Southeast Asia / Eiichi Nakakita, Yasuto Tachikawa, Tetsuya Takemi, Nobuhito Mori and Kenji Tanaka
  • Climate Change and Stream Temperature in the Willamette River Basin: Implications for Fish Habitat / Heejun Chang, Eric Watson and Angela Strecker
  • An Integrated Approach for Flood Inundation Modeling on Large Scales / Venkatesh Merwade, Mohammad Adnan Rajib and Zhu Liu
  • Service and Research on Seasonal Streamflow Forecasting in Australia / P M Feikema, Q J Wang, S Zhou, D Shin, D E Robertson, A Schepen, J Lerat, J C Bennett, N K Tuteja and D Jayasuriya
  • A Holistic Framework to Assess Drought Preparedness / Ximing Cai, Majid Shafiee-Jood, Yan Ge, Sylwia Kokoszka and Tushar Apurv
  • Priorities of the WMO Commission for Hydrology in the Context of Water, Climate and Risk Management / Liu Zhiyu
  • From Prediction to Scenario Analysis: A Brief Review and Commentary / Bryan C Bates.
"Since 1980, the number of climate-related disasters has been greatly increased globally. Scientific consensus based on the IPCC fifth report suggested that global warming would bring more intense and frequent extreme climate events. These climate-related disasters hinder the achievement of sustainable economic growth and prosperity by disrupting supply chains, impeding production, destroying infrastructure, and necessitating high-cost rebuilding and recovery. To mitigate the climate extreme risks and possible losses, it is essential to maximize the utilization of scientific outputs and to share best practices in disaster risk management. Aligned with such purposes, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Climate Center (APCC) hosts the APEC Climate Symposium (APCS) every year. APCS focused on drought prediction and management in 2013, climate extremes and hydrological disaster in 2014, and efficient use of climate information for disaster risk management in 2015. This book aims to compile some of the important results from the latest research in climate extreme prediction and services and its application studies with a focus on climate extremes such as typhoons, droughts, and floods based on the APCS presentations during 2013–2015."-- Provided by publisher.

12. CERN [2013]

Video
1 streaming video file (75 min.) : digital, sound, color
Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest laboratory for particle physics, operated by world-renowned research organization CERN. Featuring interviews with the leading experts who operate this gigantic machine, the film provides fascinating insights into this complex experimental research institution.
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xv, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction .- 2. City Governments and Climate Change .- 3. City Governments, Climate Change and the Performance Agenda .- 4. Performance Management: An Analytical Framework .- 5. City of Stockholm .- 6. City of Copenhagen .- 7. Tokyo Municipal Government .- 8. Synthesis and Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319648095 20171211
This book explores the climate policy approaches established by various city governments. It details the strategies, plans and initiatives that have so far been designed to both mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming. In doing so, it considers the implications of the actions taken by leading cities and its effects on underlying theoretical assumptions relating to policy development and management processes in achieving climate policy outcomes. Cities Responding to Climate Change establishes an analytical framework that critically examines the application of performance management by city governments in their policy responses to climate change. It draws its focus on the city governments of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo to bring together and discuss the concepts, strategies and practices that have since been introduced to respond to the climate challenges faced. This book highlights the lessons to be learned by other city governments around the world contemplating serious action with climate policies to lessen the impacts of global warming. It will be of particular interest to practitioners and researchers seeking evidence of how governments deliver on their commitments and improve their effectiveness in implementing climate polices.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319648095 20171211
Green Library
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xi, 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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xix, 317 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Trends in Temperature for the Himalayan Environment of Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), India, by Rohitashw Kumar.- 2. Changes in Sunshine Duration in Humid Environments of Agartala (Tripura), India, by D. Jhajharia.- 3. Application of Multiple Linear Regression as Downscaling Methodology for Lower Godavari Basin, by Gayam Akshara.- 4. Statistical Downscaling of Minimum Temperature of Raipur (C.G.) India, by R.K. Jaiswal.- 5. Statistical Downscaling of Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data from Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project 5 (CMIP5)-RCPs Experiment: In Weyib River Basin, Southeastern Ethiopia, by Abdulkerim Bedewi Serur.- 6. Global Climate Pattern Behind Hydrological Extremes in Central India, by Kironmala Chanda.- 7. Changes in ENSO and IOD Effects on the Extreme Rainfall of Hyderabad City, India, by V. Agilan.- 8. Detecting Changes in Regional Rainfall Series in India using Binary Segmentation based Multiple Change-pointDetection Techniques, by Shagufta Akbari.- 9. Analyzing Non-stationarity in the Hyderabad City Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves, by V. Agilan.- 10. Development of Finer Resolution Rainfall Scenario for Kangsabati Catchment and Command, by P. M. Dhage.- 11. Investigation of the Relationship Between Natural Aerosols and Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Using a Climate Model, by Charu Singh.- 12. Change Point Analysis of Air Temperature in India, by Chithra N R. 13. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sewage Treatment Plants Based on Sequential Batch Reactor in Maharashtra, by Vipin Singh.- 14. Study of Climate Change in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Changing Patterns of Historical Rainfall, by Archana Sarkar.- 15. The Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Variability: A Study in Central Himalayas, by L. N. Thakural.- 16. Estimation of Changes in Annual Peak Flows in Netravathi River Basin, Karnataka, India by Fasnamol T M.- 17. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Semi-Arid Region of Chittorgarh, India, by Ajit Pratap Singh.- 18. Water Availability under Changing Climate Scenario in Ur River Basin, by Thomas T..- 19. Water Sustainability Assessment Under Climatic Uncertainty- A Case Study of Chhattisgarh (India), by Surendra Kumar Chandniha.- 20. Coupling of Tennant concept with Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for the prediction of environmental flow condition from rainfall in Upper Narmada basin, by Kumar Amrit.- 21. Assessment of Drought in Balangir District of Odisha, India Using Drought Indices, by A. Sudarsan Rao.- 22. Impact Of Hfc Fire Extinguishing Clean Agents On Climate Change And Its System Design Requirements For Fire Hazards In India- A Brief Study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180122
This book comprises the select proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society. The book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with some aspects of climatic characteristics ranging from changes in temperature and sunshine hours to downscaling to global climate patterns and effects of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) on extreme rainfall. Part II covers rainfall analysis, including changes in regional rainfall series, analysis of non-stationarity, summer monsoon and rainfall scenarios. Impacts of climate change are treated in Part III. Change point analysis, greenhouse gas emissions, rainfall variability, water resources variability, and water resources sustainability are discussed in this part. The concluding Part IV is on low flow and drought. It deals with the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) concept and assessment of drought. This book is of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, and earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180122
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Trends in Temperature for the Himalayan Environment of Leh (Jammu and Kashmir), India, by Rohitashw Kumar.- 2. Changes in Sunshine Duration in Humid Environments of Agartala (Tripura), India, by D. Jhajharia.- 3. Application of Multiple Linear Regression as Downscaling Methodology for Lower Godavari Basin, by Gayam Akshara.- 4. Statistical Downscaling of Minimum Temperature of Raipur (C.G.) India, by R.K. Jaiswal.- 5. Statistical Downscaling of Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data from Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project 5 (CMIP5)-RCPs Experiment: In Weyib River Basin, Southeastern Ethiopia, by Abdulkerim Bedewi Serur.- 6. Global Climate Pattern Behind Hydrological Extremes in Central India, by Kironmala Chanda.- 7. Changes in ENSO and IOD Effects on the Extreme Rainfall of Hyderabad City, India, by V. Agilan.- 8. Detecting Changes in Regional Rainfall Series in India using Binary Segmentation based Multiple Change-pointDetection Techniques, by Shagufta Akbari.- 9. Analyzing Non-stationarity in the Hyderabad City Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves, by V. Agilan.- 10. Development of Finer Resolution Rainfall Scenario for Kangsabati Catchment and Command, by P. M. Dhage.- 11. Investigation of the Relationship Between Natural Aerosols and Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall Using a Climate Model, by Charu Singh.- 12. Change Point Analysis of Air Temperature in India, by Chithra N R. 13. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Sewage Treatment Plants Based on Sequential Batch Reactor in Maharashtra, by Vipin Singh.- 14. Study of Climate Change in Uttarakhand Himalayas: Changing Patterns of Historical Rainfall, by Archana Sarkar.- 15. The Impact of Climate Change on Rainfall Variability: A Study in Central Himalayas, by L. N. Thakural.- 16. Estimation of Changes in Annual Peak Flows in Netravathi River Basin, Karnataka, India by Fasnamol T M.- 17. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Semi-Arid Region of Chittorgarh, India, by Ajit Pratap Singh.- 18. Water Availability under Changing Climate Scenario in Ur River Basin, by Thomas T..- 19. Water Sustainability Assessment Under Climatic Uncertainty- A Case Study of Chhattisgarh (India), by Surendra Kumar Chandniha.- 20. Coupling of Tennant concept with Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) for the prediction of environmental flow condition from rainfall in Upper Narmada basin, by Kumar Amrit.- 21. Assessment of Drought in Balangir District of Odisha, India Using Drought Indices, by A. Sudarsan Rao.- 22. Impact Of Hfc Fire Extinguishing Clean Agents On Climate Change And Its System Design Requirements For Fire Hazards In India- A Brief Study.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180319
This book comprises the select proceedings of the International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society. The book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with some aspects of climatic characteristics ranging from changes in temperature and sunshine hours to downscaling to global climate patterns and effects of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) on extreme rainfall. Part II covers rainfall analysis, including changes in regional rainfall series, analysis of non-stationarity, summer monsoon and rainfall scenarios. Impacts of climate change are treated in Part III. Change point analysis, greenhouse gas emissions, rainfall variability, water resources variability, and water resources sustainability are discussed in this part. The concluding Part IV is on low flow and drought. It deals with the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) concept and assessment of drought. This book is of interest to researchers and practitioners in the field of water resources, hydrology, environmental resources, agricultural engineering, watershed management, and earth sciences, as well as those engaged in natural resources planning and management. Graduate students and those wishing to conduct further research in water and environment and their development and management find the book to be of value.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057137 20180319
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Climate and Climate change: An Overview.- 2. The Himalaya.- 3. Weather Systems over Himalaya: Cloud and Precipitation Processes.- 4. Climate models, Projections and Scenarios.- 5. Climate Change: Central Himalayan Perspective.- 6. Central Himalaya: Climate change Signatures.- 7. Climate change impacts: Central Himalaya.- 8. Climate change and Uttarakhand: Policy Perspective.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319616537 20171127
This book analyzes the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change. The book provides extensive data and information regarding the climate history of the Himalayas, and the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems, and on human and animal populations in the region. The book begins with an overview of global climate change with discussions of data trends and international initiatives, then segues into a history of climate changes and weather trends in the Himalayas. Weather systems of the Himalayas, both past and current, are analyzed and detailed through climate models, seasonal observations of weather fronts, and overviews of various climate scenarios. The book then discusses climate change impacts and signatures specific to the Central Himalayan region, where the largest effects of impacts are observed. Readers will discover analysis presented on water resources, meteorological changes, biodiversity, agriculture and human health along with perspectives of management and policy. This book will appeal to researchers studying climate science, climatology, environmental scientists and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319616537 20171127
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xiii, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • List of Figures. List of Maps. List of Tables and Boxes. Contributors. Preface and Acknowledgements. 1. Migration in the context of climate change: An Introduction R. B. Bhagat and S. Irudaya Rajan 2. Climate change, vulnerability and migration in India: overlapping hot spots R. B. Bhagat 3. Migrating to adapt? exploring the climate change, migration and adaptation nexus Himani Upadhyay and Divya Mohan 4. Exploring vulnerability in flood affected remittance-recipient and non-recipient households of Upper Assam in India Soumyadeep Banerjee, Dominic Kniveton, Richard Black and Partha Jyoti Das 5. Institutional response to displacement due to chronic disasters: the Art of muddling through Ritumbra Manuvie 6. Remittances as self-insured life: On migration, flood and conflict in north-western Pakistan Giovanna Gioli 7. Situating migration in planned and autonomous adaptation practices to climate change in Bangladesh Tasneem Siddiqui, Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan, Dominick Kniveton, Richard Black, Md. Towheedul Islam and Maxmilan Martin 8. Migration in response to environmental change: A risk perception study from Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Avijit Mistri and Bhaswati Das 9. Gender processes in rural outmigration and socio-economic development in the Himalaya Prakash C. Tiwari and Bhagwati Joshi 10. Climate change, drought and vulnerability: A historical narrative approach to migration from Eastern India Architesh Panda 11. Dynamics of distress seasonal migration: A Study of a drought-prone Mahabubnagar District in Telangana Vijay Korra 12. Seasonal migration from dry climatic zone: A case study of rural Maharashtra Abdul Jaleel C. P. and Aparajita Chattopadhyay 13. Migrant ecology Shareena Banu C. P. 14. Spaces of Recognition of Climate Migrants Inin India: Question of Rights and Responsibilities Bratati Dey. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790727 20180213
This book highlights how climate change has affected migration in the Indian subcontinent. Drawing on field research, it argues that extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, cyclones, cloudbursts as well as sea level rise, desertification and declining crop productivity have shown higher frequency in recent times and have depleted bio-physical diversity and the capacity of the ecosystem to provide food and livelihood security. This volume shows how the socio-economically poor are worst affected in these circumstances and resort to migration to survive. The chapters in this volume study the role of remittances sent by migrants to their families in environmentally fragile zones in providing an important cushion and adaptation capabilities to cope with extreme weather events. This book looks at the socio-economic and political drivers of migration, different forms of mobility, mortality and morbidity levels in the affected population, and discusses mitigation and adaption strategies. This volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of environment and ecology, migration and diaspora studies, development studies, sociology and social anthropology, governance and public policy and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415790727 20180213
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  • Hobbes in our time
  • Climate leviathan
  • The politics of adaptation
  • The adaptation of the political
  • A green capitalism?
  • Planetary sovereignty
  • After Paris
  • Climate X.
"Despite all the science and summits, leading capitalist states have not managed to mitigate anything close to an adequate level of carbon emissions. There is no way the world will warm less than the critical 2C threshold. What are the likely political-economic outcomes? Where is our warming world headed? Possibilities in the struggle for climate justice depend on our capacity to anticipate where the existing global order is likely to go. 'Climate Leviathan' provides a radical way of thinking about how environmental change will intensify existing challenges to global order, unearthing the forces for a planetary variation on existing forms of sovereignty"-- Provided by pubisher.
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