Climate Change and Extreme Events

Climate Change and Extreme Events

1st Edition - February 26, 2021

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  • Editor: Ali Fares
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227008
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232880

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Climate Change and Extreme Events uses a multidisciplinary approach to discuss the relationship between climate change-related weather extremes and their impact on human lives. Topics discussed are grouped into four major sections: weather parameters, hydrological responses, mitigation and adaptation, and governance and policies, with each addressed with regard to past, present and future perspectives. Sections give an overview of weather parameters and hydrological responses, presenting current knowledge and a future outlook on air and stream temperatures, precipitation, storms and hurricanes, flooding, and ecosystem responses to these extremes. Other sections cover extreme weather events and discuss the role of the state in policymaking. This book provides a valuable interdisciplinary resource to climate scientists and meteorologists, environmental researchers, and social scientists interested in extreme weather.

Key Features

  • Provides an integrated interdisciplinary approach to how climate change impacts the hydrological system
  • Addresses significant knowledge gaps in our understanding of climate change and extreme events
  • Discusses the societal impacts of climate change-related weather extremes, including multilevel governance and adaptation policy


Environmental scientists; climate, water, and soil scientists; graduate students. Consultants and governmental agencies related to climate change and meteorology, social science

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Climate Change and Extreme Weather
    2. Temperature Extremes in a Changing Climate
    3. Link between Climate Change and Duration and Frequency of Stream Extreme Temperatures
    4. Severe Convective Storms in a Changing Climate (Tornadoes)
    5. Precipitation Extremes in a Changing Climate
    6. Ecosystem Responses to Precipitation Extremes: Patterns, Mechanisms, and Implications
    7. Flood Warning for a Resilient Future under a Changing Climate. (Tentative)
    8. Lifeline Infrastructures and Hydro-climate Extremes Climate: A Future Outlook
    9. Form, Function and Nomenclature: Deconstructing Green Infrastructure and its Role in a Changing Climate
    10. Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Sea Level Rise in Coastal Cities of Developing Countries
    11. Multilevel governance of climate change adaptation: Future outlook
    12. Change Governance at the Federal, State and Local Levels; Politics and Jurisdictional Capacity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 254
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: February 26, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128227008
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232880

About the Editor

Ali Fares

Professor Fares served on administrative positions as Interim Vice President of Research, Interim Dean and Director, and Associate Director of Research. He served as a Professor of watershed hydrology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa for 11 years during which he established an academic water resource program. He has trained tens of students and post-doctoral fellows. He developed water allocation software packages for Hawaii sand contributed to multiple statewide initiatives. He worked on citrus best management practices at the University of Florida. Professor Fares is/was a PI and Co-PI on $26 million research funding, half of which are currently active. He has 115 articles, is Series Editor of the Advances in Water Security book series, has given several keynote presentations, and organized several international conferences and workshops. He received his M.S and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Florida and he also received his B.S of Horticultural Engineering, University of Sussa, Tunisia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Endowed Professor of Water Security and Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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