Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities by Ghassem R. AsrarClimate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities by Ghassem R. Asrar

Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities

byGhassem R. AsrarEditorJames W. Hurrell

Hardcover | July 4, 2013

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This volume offers a comprehensive survey and a close analysis of efforts to develop actionable climate information in support of vital decisions for climate adaptation, risk management and policy. Arising from submissions and discussion at the 2011 Open Science Conference (OSC) of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the book addresses research and intellectual challenges which span the full range of Program activities.
Title:Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modeling and Prediction PrioritiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:484 pagesPublished:July 4, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400766912

ISBN - 13:9789400766914

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Table of Contents

1. The World Climate Research Program Research Strategy and Priorities: Next Decade

2. Challenges of a Sustained Climate Observing System

3. On the Reprocessing and Reanalysis of Observations For Climate

4. Climate Processes: Clouds, Aerosols and Dynamics

5. Aerosol Cloud-Mediated Radiative Forcing: Highly Uncertain and Opposite Effects From Shallow and Deep Clouds

6. Improving Understanding of the Global Hydrologic Cycle

7. Land Cover and Land Use Changes and Their Impacts on Hydroclimate, Ecosystems and Society

8. Prediction From Weeks To Decades

9. Assessing the Reliability of Climate Models, CMIP5

10. Changes In Variability Associated With Climate Change

11. Understanding and Predicting Climate Variability and Change at Regional Scales

12. Attribution of Weather and Climate-Related Extreme Events

13. Challenges in Estimating and Understanding Recent Changes in the Frequency and Intensity of Extreme Climate and Weather Events

14. Carbon Dioxide and Climate: Perspectives on a Scientific Assessment

15. Atmospheric Composition, Irreversible Climate Change, and Mitigation Policy

16. Building Adaptive Capacity To Climate Change in Less Developed Countries

17. A Climate and Health Partnership to Inform the Prevention and Control of Meningococcal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa: The MERIT Initiative