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Extreme Events and Climate Change. A Multidisciplinary Approach. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5185966
  • Book
  • June 2021
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

An authoritative volume focusing on multidisciplinary methods to estimate the impacts of climate-related extreme events to society

As the intensity and frequency of extreme events related to climate change continue to increase, there is an urgent need for clear and cohesive analysis that integrates both climatological and socioeconomic impacts. Extreme Events and Climate Change provides a timely, multidisciplinary examination of the impacts of extreme weather under a warming climate. Offering wide-ranging coverage of the methods and analysis that relate changes in extreme events to their societal impacts, this volume helps readers understand and overcome the methodological challenges associated with extreme event analysis.

Contributions from leading experts from across disciplines describe the theoretical requirements for analyzing the complex interactions between meteorological phenomena and the resulting outcomes, discuss new approaches for analyzing the impacts of extreme events on society, and illustrate how empirical and theoretical concepts merge to form a unified plan that enables informed decision making. Throughout the text, innovative frameworks allow readers to find solutions to the modeling and statistical challenges encountered when analyzing extreme events. Designed for researchers and policy makers alike, this important resource:

  • Discusses topics central to understanding how extreme weather changes as the climate warms
  • Provides coverage of analysis methods that relate changes in extreme events to their societal impacts
  • Reviews significant theoretical and modeling advances in the physical aspects of climate science
  • Presents a comprehensive view of state of the science, including new ways of using data from different sources

Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an indispensable volume for students, researchers, scientists, and practitioners in fields such as hazard and risk analysis, climate change, atmospheric and ocean sciences, hydrology, geography, agricultural science, and environmental and space science.

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List of Contributors


1 Synthesizing observed impacts of extreme weather events across systems
Dáithí A. Stone

2 The impact of heat waves on agricultural productivity and output 
Federico Castillo; Armando Sánchez Vargas; J. K. Gilless and Michael Wehner

3 Weather extremes that impact various agricultural commodities
Richard Grotjahn

4 Economics of the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
Xuemei Lu; Jesse Bauchsbaum; and David Zilberman

5 Agricultural Losses in a Telecoupled World: Modeling the Impacts of Regional Crop Failures on Global Land Use
John P. Casellas Connors and Anthony Janetos

6 Perceptions of extreme weather events and adaptation decisions: A case study of maize and bean farmers in Guatemala and Honduras
Milagro Saborío-Rodríguez; Francisco Alpízar; Leyla Aguilar-Solano; Ruth M. Martínez-Rodríguez; Raffaele Vignola; Barbara Viguera; and Celia A. Harvey

7 Simulation model based on agents for land use change and cost-benefit analysis of land management policies
Armando Sánchez Vargas; D. Martínez Ventura; C. Gay García; and A. L. Herrera Merino

8 Climate extremes, political participation and migration intentions of farmers: A case study in western China
Yan Tan and Xuchun Liu

9 Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Internal Migration in Rural Guatemala
Deicy Lozano Sivisaca; Juan Robalino; Adriana Chacón Cascante; Pablo Imbach; and Catalina Sandoval

10 Extreme Heat Exposure and Occupational Health in a Changing Climate 
Jennifer Vanos; Sally Moyce; Bruno Lemke; Tord Kjellstrom

11 Tropical Cyclone Impacts
Jennifer M. Collins and Charles Paxton

12 On the relationship between Heatwaves and Extreme Precipitation in a Warming Climate
Ajay Raghavendra and Shawn M. Milrad

13 Evaluating economic output at risk to climate change: A sectoral comparison of the economic sensitivity to weather 
Colin Shaw; Samuel Evans; and Joshua Turner


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Federico Castillo
Michael Wehner
Dáithí Stone
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