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Climate Change

Research and Technology for Adaptation and Mitigation

Edited by Juan Blanco

Universidad Publica De Navarra, Spain


This book provides an interdisciplinary view of how to prepare the ecological and socio-economic systems to the reality of climate change. Scientifically sound tools are needed to predict its effects on regional, rather than global, scales, as it is the level at which socio-economic plans are designed and natural ecosystem reacts. The first section of this book describes a series of methods and models to downscale the global predictions of climate change, estimate its effects on biophysical systems and monitor the changes as they occur. To reduce the magnitude of these changes, new ways of economic activity must be implemented. The second section of this book explores different options to reduce greenhouse emissions from activities such as forestry, industry and urban development. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that climate change can be minimized, but not avoided, and therefore the socio-economic systems around the world will have to adapt to the new conditions to reduce the adverse impacts to the minimum. The last section of this book explores some options for adaptation.

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Climate ChangeResearch and Technology for Adaptation and MitigationEdited by Juan Blanco

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1862

ISBN: 978-953-307-621-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4444-1

Copyright year: 2011

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59362 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

71 Web of Science Citations

89 Dimensions Citations


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1. Dynamical Downscaling of Projected 21st Century Climate for the Carpathian Basin

By Judit Bartholy, Rita Pongrácz, Ildikó Pieczka and Csaba Torma


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2. An Improved Dynamical Downscaling for the Western United States

By Jiming Jin, Shih-Yu Wang and Robert R. Gillies


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3. Fuelling Future Emissions – Examining Fossil Fuel Production Outlooks Used in Climate Models

By Mikael Höök


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4. Linking Climate Change and Forest Ecophysiology to Project Future Trends in Tree Growth: A Review of Forest Models

By Yueh-Hsin Lo, Juan A. Blanco, J.P. (Hamish) Kimmins, Brad Seely and Clive Welham


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5. Climate Change Detection and Modeling in Hydrology

By Saeid Eslamian, Kristin L. Gilroy and Richard H. McCuen


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6. Automatic Generation of Land Surface Emissivity Maps

By Eduardo Caselles, Francisco J. Abad, Enric Valor and Vicente Caselles


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7. Space Technology as the Tool in Climate Change Monitoring System

By Rustam B. Rustamov, Saida E. Salahova, Sabina N. Hasanova and Maral H. Zeynalova


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8. Atmospheric Aerosol Optical Properties and Climate Change in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

By Tugjsuren Nasurt


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9. Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Why a Robust and Transparent Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System is Mandatory

By Daniel Plugge, Thomas Baldauf and Michael Köhl


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10. Addressing Carbon Leakage by Border Adjustment Measures

By Xin Zhou, Takashi Yano and Satoshi Kojima


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11. The Climate Change and the Power Industry

By Peter Kadar


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12. Alternative Energy: Is a Solution to the Climate Problem?

By Jesús A. Valero Matas and Juan Romay Coca


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13. Energy Technology Learning - Key to Transform into a Low - Carbon Society

By Clas-Otto Wene


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14. What is Green Urbanism? Holistic Principles to Transform Cities for Sustainability

By Steffen Lehmann


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15. Methods of Analysis for a Sustainable Production System

By M. Otero, A. Pastor, J.M. Portela, J.L. Viguera and M. Huerta


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16. The Infrastructure Imperative of Climate Change: Risk-Based Climate Adaptation of Infrastructure

By David B. Conner


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17. Mainstreaming Climate Change for Extreme Weather Events & Management of Disasters: An Engineering Challenge

By M. Monirul Qader Mirza


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18. Impacts of Climate Change on the Power Industry and How It is Adapting

By James S McConnach, Ahmed F Zobaa and David Lapp


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19. Protected Landscapes Amidst the Heat of Climate Change Policy

By Paul Sinnadurai


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20. Planning for Species Conservation in a Time of Climate Change

By James E.M. Watson, Molly Cross, Erika Rowland, Liana N. Joseph, Madhu Rao and Anton Seimon


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21. Adaptation of Boreal Field Crop Production to Climate Change

By Frederick L. Stoddard, Pirjo S. A. Mäkelä and Tuula Puhakainen


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22. Use of Perennial Grass in Grazing Systems of Southern Australia to Adapt to a Changing Climate

By Zhongnan Nie


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23. Global and Local Effect of Increasing Land Surface Albedo as a Geo-Engineering Adaptation/Mitigation Option: A Study Case of Mediterranean Greenhouse Farming

By Pablo Campra


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24. Innovations in Agricultural Biotechnology in Response to Climate Change

By Kathleen L. Hefferon


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