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Extreme Weather

The term extreme weather normally conjures up thoughts of massive storms or heat waves or overtly cold temperatures. These are all examples of what we might consider as weather events that occur out of the ordinary or what is regarded as the normal pattern of calm, heat, cold, dry, or wet conditions for one season of the year or another. The point is that if we consider an oscillation of data points in a weather pattern and plot a mean through it, extreme weather can be observed as a perturbation in a distribution of climatic events over time. These events may be short-lived, such as a wind gust occurrence, or of longer duration, such as heavy rain leading to flooding. Importantly, once initiated, a perturbation event has an associated consequence, which usually requires human intervention to rectify the event’s consequences.

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Extreme WeatherEdited by Philip John Sallis

Published: August 29th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72136

ISBN: 978-1-78923-613-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-612-5

Copyright year: 2018

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1148 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Dimensions Citations

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1. Comparison of the Temporal Variability of Maximum Daily Temperatures for Summer Months in Relation to El Nino Events in Southern Québec

By Ali Assani

135

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2. Influence of Climate Regime Shift on the Abrupt Change of Tropical Cyclone Activity in Various Genesis Regions

By Chi-Cherng Hong and Yi-Kai Wu

147

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3. The Highest Geomagnetic Storms of the Solar Cycle Observed at Ground Level

By Carlos E. Navia, Marcel N. de Oliveira and Carlos R. A. Augusto

143

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4. Rainfall Distribution in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

By Zifeng Yu and Yuqing Wang

277

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5. Extreme Weather Events in Ukraine: Occurrence and Changes

By Vira Balabukh, Olena Lavrynenko, Volodymyr Bilaniuk, Andriy Mykhnovych and Olha Pylypovych

111

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6. Heat Waves: Health Effects, Observed Trends and Climate Change

By Martínez-Austria Polioptro F and Bandala Erick R.

131

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7. Malawi’s Experience with Weather Index Insurance as Agricultural Risk Mitigation Strategy Against Extreme Drought Events 1

By Ephias M. Makaudze

204

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