Climate Extremes

Geophysical Monograph Series

Book 226
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Although we are seeing more weather and climate extremes, individual extreme events are very diverse and generalization of trends is difficult. For example, mid-latitude and subtropical climate extremes such as heat waves, hurricanes and droughts have increased, and could have been caused by processes including arctic amplification, jet stream meandering, and tropical expansion. This volume documents various climate extreme events and associated changes that have been analyzed through diagnostics, modeling, and statistical approaches. The identification of patterns and mechanisms can aid the prediction of future extreme events.

Volume highlights include:

  • Compilation of processes and mechanisms unique to individual weather and climate extreme events
  • Discussion of climate model performance in terms of simulating high-impact weather and climate extremes
  • Summary of various existing theories, including controversial ones, on how climate extremes will continue to become stronger and more frequent

Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms is a valuable resource for scientists and graduate students in the fields of geophysics, climate physics, natural hazards, and environmental science.

Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
https://eos.org/editors-vox/how-does-changing-climate-bring-more-extreme-events

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About the author

S.-Y. Simon Wang, Utah State University, USA

Jin-Ho Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Christopher C. Funk, United States Geological Survey, USA

Robert R. Gillies, Utah State University, USA

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jun 15, 2017
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781119068037
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
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Volume highlights include:

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Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
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Volume highlights include:

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Read an interview with the editors to find out more:
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