Volume 36 1997

Climates and Societies — A Climatological Perspective

A Contribution on Global Change and Related Problems Prepared by the Commission on Climatology of the International Geographical Union

ISBN: 978-90-481-4772-4 (Print) 978-94-017-1055-8 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-17

      Human Activities and Environmental Change: A Climatologist’s View

  3. Climate Changes and Variability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-41

      On Relationships between Climate Variability and Change, and Societies

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      Pages 43-60

      Climate Change in Post Glacial Period in Monsoon Asia

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      Pages 61-76

      Approaches to Climatic Variations during the Historical Era: A Few Examples

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      Pages 77-97

      Some Statistical Aspects of Observed Regional and Global Climate Change within the Instrumental Period

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      Pages 99-117

      Climate of the Future: An Evaluation of the Current Uncertainties

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      Pages 119-150

      Impacts of the Climate Variability on Human Activities

  4. Regional Scales Climates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

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      Pages 153-176

      Society-Climate Systems in Tropical Africa

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      Pages 177-201

      Climate and Life in the Caribbean Basin

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      Pages 203-234

      Climate and Societies in Southeast Asia

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      Pages 235-254

      Climatic and Pathological Rhythms in a Humid Tropical Area, the Case of The Philippines

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      Pages 255-277

      Possible Impact on Agriculture Due to Climatic Change and Variability in South America

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      Pages 279-307

      Climate and Agriculture in China

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      Pages 309-324

      The Climates of the “Polar Regions”

  5. Local Scale Climates

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 325-325

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      Pages 327-331

      Introduction to the Problems on Local Climate and Man

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      Pages 333-359

      Interactions of Man and Climate in the Urban World — The Influence of Urbanization on the Local Climate and the Influence of Urban Climate on Man

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      Pages 361-373

      Climates of Tropical and Subtropical Cities

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      Pages 375-380

      Air Pollution: A Local Problem Becomes a Global Problem

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      Pages 381-400

      Agricultural Landuse and Local Climate

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 401-408