Impacts Of Climate Change And Climate Variability On Hydrological Regimes by Jan C. van DamImpacts Of Climate Change And Climate Variability On Hydrological Regimes by Jan C. van Dam

Impacts Of Climate Change And Climate Variability On Hydrological Regimes

EditorJan C. van Dam

Paperback | October 16, 2003

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Water is going to be one of the key, if not the most critical, environmental issues in the twenty-first century because of the escalation in socio-economic pressures on the environment in general. Any future climate change or climate variability will only accentuate such pressures. This volume initially follows the perspective of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to infer possible changes in hydrological regimes and water quality based on the outputs from various scenarios of General Circulation Models (GCMs). In subsequent chapters, the possible effects of climate change on the hydrology of each of the continents is examined. The book concludes with an overview of hydrological models for use in the evaluation of the impacts of climate change. It will provide a valuable guide for environmental planners and policy-makers, and will also be of use to all students and researchers interested in the possible effects of climate change.
Title:Impacts Of Climate Change And Climate Variability On Hydrological RegimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10.83 × 8.27 × 0.35 inPublished:October 16, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521543312

ISBN - 13:9780521543316

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Climate change, hydrology and water resources: the work of the IPCC, 1988-94; 3. Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of South America; 4. Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of North America; 5. Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Europe; 6. Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Africa; 7. Assessment of the impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrology of Asia and Australia; 8. Overview of models for use in the evaluation of the impacts of climate change on hydrology; 9. Conclusions and recommendations; References; Appendix: Acronyms and abbreviations.