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Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrologic Modeling

J. Michael T. Thompson

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ISBN 10: 1107018765 / ISBN 13: 9781107018761
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Hardcover. 332 pages. Dimensions: 9.8in. x 6.9in. x 0.9in.This book is the first to present a detailed and critical appraisal of the geo-scale engineering interventions that have been proposed as potential measures to counter the devastation of run-away global warming. Early chapters set the scene with a discussion of projections of future CO2 emissions and techniques for predicting climate tipping points. Subsequent chapters then review proposals to limit CO2 concentrations through improved energy technologies, removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, and stimulated uptake by the oceans. Schemes for solar radiation management involving the reflection of sunlight back into space and using artificially brightened clouds and stratospheric aerosols are also assessed. Pros and cons of the various schemes are thoroughly examined - throwing light on the passionate public debate about their safety. Written by a group of the worlds leading authorities on the subject, this comprehensive reference is essential reading for researchers and government policy makers at Copenhagen and beyond. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781107018761

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Title: Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrologic ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Various modeling methodologies are available to aid planning and operational decision making: this book synthesises these, with an emphasis on methodologies applicable in data scarce regions, such as developing countries. Problems included in each chapter, and supported by links to available online data sets and modelling tools, engage the reader with practical applications of the models. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, and environmental science and hazards, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, remote sensing and hydrological engineering will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the second in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Inundation Modelling by Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban Simonovi?.

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This book synthesises various modeling methodologies used to aid planning and operational decision making, emphasising those applicable in data-scarce developing countries. Ideal for academic researchers and professionals working in hazard mitigation, remote sensing and hydrological engineering, it is one of four books on climate-related flood disaster management theory and practice.

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