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Climate Change

Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects

Edited by Juan Blanco

Universidad Publica De Navarra, Spain


This book offers an interdisciplinary view of the biophysical issues related to climate change. Climate change is a phenomenon by which the long-term averages of weather events (i.e. temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.) that define the climate of a region are not constant but change over time. There have been a series of past periods of climatic change, registered in historical or paleoecological records. In the first section of this book, a series of state-of-the-art research projects explore the biophysical causes for climate change and the techniques currently being used and developed for its detection in several regions of the world. The second section of the book explores the effects that have been reported already on the flora and fauna in different ecosystems around the globe. Among them, the ecosystems and landscapes in arctic and alpine regions are expected to be among the most affected by the change in climate, as they will suffer the more intense changes. The final section of this book explores in detail those issues.

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Climate ChangeGeophysical Foundations and Ecological EffectsEdited by Juan Blanco

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/915

ISBN: 978-953-307-419-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4436-6

Copyright year: 2011

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64261 Total Chapter Downloads

43 Crossref Citations

121 Web of Science Citations

134 Dimensions Citations


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1. Chemistry-Climate Connections – Interaction of Physical, Dynamical, and Chemical Processes in Earth Atmosphere

By Martin Dameris and Diego Loyola


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2. Time Correlation Laws Inferred from Climatic Records: Long-Range Persistence and Alternative Paradigms

By Maria Lanfredi, Tiziana Simoniello, Vincenzo Cuomo and Maria Macchiato


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3. The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Feedbacks Between Climate Change and Biogeochemical Cycles

By Arne Max Erich Winguth


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4. Temporal Variability of Rain-Induced Floods in Southern Quebec

By Assani Ali Arkamose, Landry Raphaëlle, Quessy Jean-François and Clément Francis


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5. Detecting of a Global and Caribbean Climate Change

By Nazario D. Ramirez-Beltran, Joan Manuel Castro and Oswaldo Julca


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6. Climate Changes of the Recent Past in the South American Continent: Inferences Based on Analysis of Borehole Temperature Profiles

By Valiya M. Hamza and Fábio P. Vieira


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7. Climate Change Impacts on Atmospheric Circulation and Daily Precipitation in the Argentine Pampas Region

By Olga C. Penalba and María Laura Bettolli


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8. Holocene Vegetation Responses to East Asian Monsoonal Changes in South Korea

By Sangheon Yi


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9. Climate Signals from 10Be Records of Marine Sediments Surrounded with Nearby a Continent

By Kyeong Ja Kim and Seung-Il Nam


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10. Drought Analysis Based on SPI and SAD Curve for the Korean Peninsula Considering Climate Change

By Minsoo Kyoung, Jaewon Kwak, Duckgil Kim, Hungsoo Kim and Vijay P. Singh


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11. Review of Long Term Macro-Fauna Movement by Multi-Decadal Warming Trends in the Northeastern Pacific

By Christian Salvadeo, Daniel Lluch-Belda, Salvador Lluch-Cota and Milena Mercuri


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12. Global Heating Threatens the `I`iwi (Vestiaria coccinea), Currently a Common Bird of Upper Elevation Forests in Hawaii

By Anthony Povilitis


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13. Possible Effects of Future Climate Changes on the Maximum Number of Generations of Anopheles in Monsoon Asia

By Shunji Ohta and Takumi Kaga


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14. Climate Change and Shifts in the Distribution of Moth Species in Finland, with a Focus on the Province of Kainuu

By Juhani H. Itämies, Reima Leinonen and V. Benno Meyer-Rochow


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15. Effects and Consequences of Global Climate Change in the Carpathian Basin

By János Rakonczai


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16. Climate Change Impact on Quiver Trees in Arid Namibia and South Africa

By Danni Guo, Renkuan Guo, Yanhong Cui, Guy F. Midgley, Res Altwegg and Christien Thiart


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17. Changes in the Composition of a Theoretical Freshwater Ecosystem Under Disturbances

By Ágota Drégelyi-Kiss and Levente Hufnagel


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18. The Use and Misuse of Climatic Gradients for Evaluating Climate Impact on Dryland Ecosystems - an Example for the Solution of Conceptual Problems

By Marcelo Sternberg, Claus Holzapfel, Katja Tielbörger, Pariente Sarah, Jaime Kigel, Hanoch Lavee, Aliza Fleischer, Florian Jeltsch and Martin Köchy


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19. Climate-Driven Change of the Stand Age Structure in the Polar Ural Mountains

By Valeriy Mazepa, Stepan Shiyatov and Nadezhda Devi


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20. Mountains Under Climate and Global Change Conditions – Research Results in the Alps

By Oliver Bender, Axel Borsdorf, Andrea Fischer and Johann Stötter


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21. Are Debris Floods and Debris Avalanches Responding Univocally to Recent Climatic Change – A Case Study in the French Alps

By V. Jomelli, I. Pavlova, M. Utasse, M. Chenet, D. Grancher, D. Brunstein and F. Leone


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22. Glaciers Shrinking in Nepal Himalaya

By Samjwal R. Bajracharya, Sudan B. Maharjan and Finu Shrestha


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23. Subglacial and Proglacial Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change

By Jacob C. Yde, Teresa G. Bárcena and Kai W. Finster


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24. Why Do We Expect Glacier Melting to Increase Under Global Warming?

By Roger J. Braithwaite


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25. Estimation of the Sea Level Rise by 2100 Resulting from Changes in the Surface Mass Balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet

By Xavier Fettweis, Alexandre Belleflamme, Michel Erpicum, Bruno Franco and Samuel Nicolay


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