Volume 26 1994

Global Precipitations and Climate Change

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ISBN: 978-3-642-79270-0 (Print) 978-3-642-79268-7 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI

  2. Precipitation Paleoclimatology

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      Pages 1-1

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      Natural Variability of the Asian, Indian and African Monsoons over the Last 130 KA

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      Pages 27-51

      Fluctuations of the Indian Monsoon Regime During the Last 170,000 Years: Evidence from Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity and Organic Carbon Records

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      Pages 53-75

      Accumulation at the Surface of Polar Ice Sheets: Observation and Modelling for Global Climate Change

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      Pages 77-104

      Global Climate Changes and Humidity Variations Over East Europe and Asia by Historical Data

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      Pages 105-116

      Regional Climate Change Scenario Based on Paleoclimatic Data

  3. Recent Precipitation History and Existing Climatologies

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      Pages 117-117

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      Pages 119-133

      Precipitation Changes Over the Northern Hemispheric Extratropics During the Last Hundred Years

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      Pages 135-149

      The Recent West African Rainfall Variability Through Empirical and Modelling Investigations

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      Pages 151-160

      Extreme Precipitation in the Northern Hemisphere

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      Pages 161-170

      Possible Impacts of Climate Change Upon the Water Balance in Central Europe

  4. Methodologies of Large Scale Estimation of Precipitation from Conventional Data

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      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-186

      Terrestrial Precipitation Analysis: Operational Method and Required Density of Point Measurements

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      Pages 187-199

      Cartography of Statistical Pluviometric Fields with an Automatic Allowance for Regional Topography

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      Pages 201-217

      Approaches for Regionalization of Precipitation Climates in the Context of Global Climate Change Monitoring

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      Pages 219-230

      Spatial and Temporal Inhomogeneity of Global Precipitation Data

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      Pages 231-246

      The Effect of Dimensions and Shape of Precipitation Gauges on the Wind-Induced Error

  5. Methodologies of Global Scale Precipitation from Satellite Data

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      Pages 247-247

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      Pages 249-264

      Use of Microwave Radiometry to Estimate Precipitation: Physical Basis and Intercomparison of Algorithms

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      Pages 265-278

      Combination of Satellite Microwave and Infrared Measurements for Rainfall Estimation

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      Pages 279-292

      Satellite Derived Rainfall Estimates Over Africa: Their Validation and Use in Monitoring Climate Change

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      Pages 293-305

      On the Use of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index as an Indicator of Rainfall

  6. Validation and Initialization of Numerical Models

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      Pages 307-307

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      Pages 309-324

      Improved Precipitation Forecast Skill from the Use of Physical Initialization

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      Pages 325-339

      Future Cloud Representation in the ECMWF Model

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