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Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts

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ISBN 10: 0521435714 / ISBN 13: 9780521435710
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2005
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Title: Economic Value of Weather and Climate ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Weather and climate extremes can significantly impact the economics of a region. This book examines how weather and climate forecasts can be used to mitigate the impact of the weather on the economy. Interdisciplinary in scope, it explores the meteorological, economic, psychological, and statistical aspects of weather prediction. Chapters by area specialists provide a comprehensive view of this timely topic. They encompass forecasts over a wide range of temporal scales, from weather over the next few hours to the climate months or seasons ahead, and address the impact of these forecasts on human behavior. Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts seeks to determine the economic benefits of existing weather forecasting systems and the incremental benefits of improving these systems, and will be an interesting and essential text for economists, statisticians, and meteorologists.

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Weather and climate extremes can significantly impact the economics of a region. This book examines how weather and climate forecasts can be used to mitigate the impact of the weather on the economy. Chapters encompass forecasts over a wide range of temporal scales, from weather over the next few hours to the climate months or seasons ahead, and address the impact of these forecasts on human behavior. This book seeks to determine the economic benefits of existing weather forecasting systems and the incremental benefits of improving these systems, and will be an essential text for economists, statisticians, and meteorologists.

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