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The Resource Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change, Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution ; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, (electronic resource)

Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change, Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution ; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, (electronic resource)

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Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change
Title
Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution ; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Title variation
Extreme weather events in the context of climate change
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As climate has warmed over recent years, a new pattern of more frequent and more intense weather events has unfolded across the globe. Climate models simulate such changes in extreme events, and some of the reasons for the changes are well understood. Warming increases the likelihood of extremely hot days and nights, favors increased atmospheric moisture that may result in more frequent heavy rainfall and snowfall, and leads to evaporation that can exacerbate droughts. Even with evidence of these broad trends, scientists cautioned in the past that individual weather events couldn't be attributed to climate change. Now, with advances in understanding the climate science behind extreme events and the science of extreme event attribution, such blanket statements may not be accurate. The relatively young science of extreme event attribution seeks to tease out the influence of human-cause climate change from other factors, such as natural sources of variability like El Niño, as contributors to individual extreme events. Event attribution can answer questions about how much climate change influenced the probability or intensity of a specific type of weather event. As event attribution capabilities improve, they could help inform choices about assessing and managing risk, and in guiding climate adaptation strategies. This report examines the current state of science of extreme weather attribution, and identifies ways to move the science forward to improve attribution capabilities."--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
GBS
Dewey number
551.55
LC call number
QC981.8.C53
LC item number
N38 2016
NAL call number
QC981.8.C53
NAL item number
N38 2016
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.)
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  • Climatic extremes
  • Climatic changes
  • Numerical weather forecasting
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic extremes
  • Numerical weather forecasting
Label
Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change, Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution ; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-153)
Contents
  • Preface
  • David W. Titley
  • Summary -- Introduction
  • Framing
  • Methods of event attribution
  • Attribution of particular types of extreme events
  • Conclusions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001883140
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780309380942
Lccn
2016946880
Other control number
10.17226/21852
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001883140
Label
Attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change, Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution ; Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies ; The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-153)
Contents
  • Preface
  • David W. Titley
  • Summary -- Introduction
  • Framing
  • Methods of event attribution
  • Attribution of particular types of extreme events
  • Conclusions
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001883140
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 165 pages
Isbn
9780309380942
Lccn
2016946880
Other control number
10.17226/21852
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001883140

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