Climate Impacts on Extreme Weather

Climate Impacts on Extreme Weather

Current to Future Changes on a Local to Global Scale

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editors: Victor Ongoma, Hossein Tabari
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904209
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323884563

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Climate Impacts on Extreme Weather: Current to Future Changes on a Local to Global Scale presents fundamentals and advances in the science of weather and climate extremes, building on the existing knowledge by using regional and global case studies. The book provides an analysis of historical and future changes, physical processes, measurements, space-time variability, socioeconomic impact, and risk management. It provides policy makers, researchers and students working in climate change with a thorough reference for understanding the diverse impacts of extreme weather and climate change on varying geographic scales. With contributions from experts across the globe, the book utilizes methods, case studies, modeling, and analysis to present valuable, up-to-date knowledge about the interaction of climate change, weather and the many implications of the changing environment.

Key Features

  • Offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of climate research related to extremes
  • Includes both regional and global case studies for applying research to practice, providing a deeper understanding of the science
  • Presents both observed and projected findings using primary research and models

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in climate change. Climate modelers, environmental planners, researchers in weather

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Chapter 1: Understanding weather and climate extremes
  • Abstract
  • 1: Understanding weather and climate
  • 2: Introduction to weather and climate extremes
  • 3: Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 2: The role of climate datasets in understanding climate extremes
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: CEIs: Definition, data quality control and methodology
  • 3: Historical climate data for assembling the CEIs
  • 4: Existing datasets of CEIs: Strengths and limitations
  • 5: Conclusion and recommendations
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Advances in weather and climate extremes
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Evolution of definitions of weather and climate extremes
  • 3: Spatiotemporal scales of measurement of weather and climate extremes
  • 4: Changes in frequency, intensity, duration of climate extremes
  • 5: Innovations in weather and climate extremes prediction
  • 6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Uncertainties in daily rainfall over West Africa: Assessment of gridded products and station gauges
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Data and methods
  • 3: Results and discussion
  • 4: Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Features of regional Indian monsoon rainfall extremes
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Data and methods
  • 3: Results
  • 4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Historical changes in hydroclimatic extreme events over Iran
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Materials and methods
  • 3: Results and discussion
  • 4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 7: Intensification of precipitation extremes in the United States under global warming
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Data and methodology
  • 3: Results and discussion
  • 4: Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: A review on observed historical changes in hydroclimatic extreme events over Europe
  • Abstract
  • 1: Climate variability in the past millennium
  • 2: Precipitation extremes
  • 3: Glacier mass balances
  • 4: Floods
  • 5: Droughts
  • 6: Summary on past changes in hydroclimatic extremes
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Meteorological droughts in semi-arid Eastern Kenya
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Materials and methods
  • 3: Results and discussions
  • 4: Limitations of the study
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Drought across East Africa under climate variability
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Materials and methods
  • 3: Results and discussion
  • 4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Revisiting the impacts of tropical cyclone Idai in Southern Africa
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Materials and methods
  • 3: Results
  • 4: Discussion and conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Impacts of climate extremes over Arctic and Antarctic
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The new face of Arctic and Antarctic
  • 3: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13: The degradation of the Amazon rainforest: Regional and global climate implications
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Methods
  • 3: Discussion
  • 4: Recommendations
  • 5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Farmers’ perceptions of climate hazards and coping mechanisms in Fiji
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Background
  • 3: Methods
  • 4: Results
  • 5: Discussion and conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Chapter 15: People's management of risks from extreme weather events in the Pacific Island region
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Climate change, natural hazards and disasters in Pacific Island countries and territories
  • 3: The 2020/2021 cyclone seasons and covid-19 in the Pacific Islands region
  • 4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Management of extreme hydrological events
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Management measures
  • 3: Challenges
  • 4: Recommendations and a case study
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323904209
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323884563

About the Editors

Victor Ongoma

Victor Ongoma is a meteorologist with specialty in climatology and climate change. He is currently assistant professor of Climate Change Adaptation at the International Water Research Institute (IWRI), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco. He holds a PhD in Meteorology from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. Prior to joining IWRI he was a lecturer of Physical Geography at University of the South Pacific, Fiji (2019 – 2021), a lecturer in Meteorology at South Eastern Kenya University, Kenya (2013 - 2019), and in 2018, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for African Studies (CAS), Harvard University, USA. His current research focuses on climate change, and generation and application of climate products in decision making for sustainable development over Africa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Climate Change Adaptation, International Water Research Institute (IWRI), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco

Hossein Tabari

Hossein Tabari is a senior hydrologist at KU Leuven in Belgium, currently working on the impacts of climate change and socioeconomic developments on hydrological extreme events (extreme precipitation, floods, and droughts). He has a PhD in Civil Engineering from KU Leuven, for which he received the 2016 Ernest du Bois Prize from the King Baudouin Foundation as the best PhD thesis in Belgium on the theme of water (resources, availability, and management). He has authored or co-authored nearly 100 publications in prestigious hydro-climatology journals, which have received considerable attention from scientists in the field (>800 citations per year based on WoS). He is currently serving as an editor for a couple of journals and a guest editor for several special issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, KU Leuven, Belgium

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