Book 2013

Climate Science for Serving Society

Research, Modeling and Prediction Priorities


ISBN: 978-94-007-6691-4 (Print) 978-94-007-6692-1 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    The World Climate Research Program Strategy and Priorities: Next Decade

  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-50

    Challenges of a Sustained Climate Observing System

  4. Chapter

    Pages 51-71

    On the Reprocessing and Reanalysis of Observations for Climate

  5. Chapter

    Pages 73-103

    Climate Processes: Clouds, Aerosols and Dynamics

  6. Chapter

    Pages 105-149

    Aerosol Cloud-Mediated Radiative Forcing: Highly Uncertain and Opposite Effects from Shallow and Deep Clouds

  7. Chapter

    Pages 151-184

    Improving Understanding of the Global Hydrologic Cycle

  8. Chapter

    Pages 185-203

    Land Use and Land Cover Changes and Their Impacts on Hydroclimate, Ecosystems and Society

  9. Chapter

    Pages 205-235

    Prediction from Weeks to Decades

  10. Chapter

    Pages 237-248

    Assessing the Reliability of Climate Models, CMIP5

  11. Chapter

    Pages 249-271

    Changes in Variability Associated with Climate Change

  12. Chapter

    Pages 273-306

    Understanding and Predicting Climate Variability and Change at Monsoon Regions

  13. Chapter

    Pages 307-337

    Attribution of Weather and Climate-Related Events

  14. Chapter

    Pages 339-389

    Climate Extremes: Challenges in Estimating and Understanding Recent Changes in the Frequency and Intensity of Extreme Climate and Weather Events

  15. Chapter

    Pages 391-413

    Carbon Dioxide and Climate: Perspectives on a Scientific Assessment

  16. Chapter

    Pages 415-436

    Atmospheric Composition, Irreversible Climate Change, and Mitigation Policy

  17. Chapter

    Pages 437-457

    Building Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Less Developed Countries

  18. Chapter

    Pages 459-484

    A Climate and Health Partnership to Inform the Prevention and Control of Meningoccocal Meningitis in Sub-Saharan Africa: The MERIT Initiative