Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Volume 1: Air, Sea and Precipitation and Water

  • Antonio Navarra
  • Laurence Tubiana

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Air, Sea and Precipitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio Navarra
      Pages 3-8
    3. Uwe Ulbrich, Elena Xoplaki, Srdjan Dobricic, Ricardo García-Herrera, Piero Lionello, Mario Adani et al.
      Pages 9-51
    4. Silvio Gualdi, Samuel Somot, Wilhelm May, Sergio Castellari, Michel Déqué, Mario Adani et al.
      Pages 53-118
    5. George Kallos, Christina Mitsakou, Andres Alastuey, John van Aardenne, Marina Astitha, Michael Cusack et al.
      Pages 119-156
    6. Serge Planton, Armineh Barkhordarian, Aurélien Ribes, Hans Von Storch
      Pages 157-186
    7. Antonio Navarra
      Pages 187-190
  3. Water

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Michele Vurro, Emanuela Bruno, Ivan Portoghese
      Pages 193-199
    3. Pinhas Alpert, Debbie Hemming, Fengjun Jin, Gillian Kay, Akio Kitoh, Annarita Mariotti
      Pages 201-239
    4. Ivan Portoghese, Emanuela Bruno, Patrice Dumas, Nicolas Guyennon, Stéphane Hallegatte, Jean-Charles Hourcade et al.
      Pages 241-306
    5. Diego Copetti, Luca Carniato, Alessandro Crise, Nicolas Guyennon, Luca Palmeri, Giovanna Pisacane et al.
      Pages 307-332
    6. Michele Vurro
      Pages 333-336
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


This is volume 1 of a three-volume final report which thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates the first two parts of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets. Part 1 deals with analyses of the physical aspects of climate change in the Mediterranean, assessing possible changes under greenhouse concentration scenarios, estimating uncertainties, detecting and attributing past and present changes, understanding mechanisms and evaluating their relevance in the problem of climate change. Part 2 offers an overview of water resources, and reviews the impacts of climate change on the hydrological cycle of the region.

Volume 2, subtitled Agriculture, Forests and Ecosystem Services and People comprises Parts 3 and 4 of the report. These focus respectively on ecosystem services and socio-economic impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean region.

Volume 3 presents case studies performed in CIRCE, representing urban, rural and coastal environments and drawn from the north and the south of the Mediterranean shore.

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean represents a research initiative of unprecedented size and scope. Each volume is carefully constructed to stand alone, offering a wealth of information and insight. Beyond its own significant value, the report is expected to contribute to a rapidly expanding body of research and analysis on the topic.


Climate change projections Downscaling Mediterranean sea Sea level Water and heat budget

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Navarra
    • 1
  • Laurence Tubiana
    • 2
  1. 1.Climate Change (CMCC)Euro-Mediterranean Center onLecceItaly
  2. 2.IDDRI SciencesPoParisFrance

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