The Resource Reducing disaster : early warning systems for climate change, Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers, editors

Reducing disaster : early warning systems for climate change, Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers, editors

Label
Reducing disaster : early warning systems for climate change
Title
Reducing disaster
Title remainder
early warning systems for climate change
Statement of responsibility
Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers, editors
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Around the world, extreme weather events are becoming increasingly "the new normal" and are expected to increase in the 21st century as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events have devastating impacts on human lives and national economies. This book examines ways to protect people from hazards using early warning systems, and includes contributions from experts from four different continentsrepresenting 14 different universities, 8 government agencies and two UN agencies. Chapters detail critical components of early warning systems, ways to identify vulnerable communities, predict hazards and deliver information. Unique satellite images illustrate the transnational impact of disasters, while case studies provide detailed examples of warning systems. With contributors from the fields of economics, ethics, meteorology, geography and biology, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in disaster risk reduction or climate change
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
363.349272
Index
index present
LC call number
GB5030
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Singh, Ashbindu
  • Zommers, Zinta
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural disaster warning systems
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Climatic changes
  • Weather forecasting
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • Energie
  • Climatic changes
  • Hazard mitigation
  • Natural disaster warning systems
  • Weather forecasting
Label
Reducing disaster : early warning systems for climate change, Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers, editors
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters -- Chapter 2: Challenges in Early Warning of the Persistent and Widespread Winter Fog over the Indo-Gangetic Plains: A Satellite Perspective -- Chapter 3: Assessing human vulnerability to climate change from an evolutionary perspective -- Chapter 4: Early Warning Systems Defined -- Chapter 5: The State of Early Warning Systems -- Chapter 6: Climate Change and Early Warning Systems for Wildland Fire -- Chapter 7: Climate Change Implications and Use of Early Warning Systems for Global Dust Storms -- Chapter 8: Applications of Medium Range Probabilistic Flood Forecast for Societal Benefits -- Lessons Learned from Bangladesh -- Chapter 9: Flood forecasting and early warning: an example from the UK Environment Agency -- Chapter 10: The Evolution of Kenya's Drought Management System -- Chapter 11: Understanding the warning process through the lens of practice: emancipation as a condition of action. Some lessons from France -- Chapter 12: The Effect of Early Flood Warnings on Mitigation and Recovery during the 2010 Pakistan Floods -- Chapter 13: Disasters are gendered: what's new? -- Chapter 14: The Ethics of Early Warning Systems for Climate Change -- Chapter 15: Decadal Warning Systems -- Chapter 16: The role of scientific modelling and insurance in providing innovative solutions for managing the risk of natural disasters -- Chapter 17: 'Follow the spiders': Ecosystems as Early Warnings -- Chapter 18: Natural hazards and Climate Change in Kenya: Minimizing the impacts on vulnerable communities through Early Warning Systems
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401785983
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880351337
  • (OCoLC)ocn880351337
Label
Reducing disaster : early warning systems for climate change, Ashbindu Singh, Zinta Zommers, editors
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1: The Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters -- Chapter 2: Challenges in Early Warning of the Persistent and Widespread Winter Fog over the Indo-Gangetic Plains: A Satellite Perspective -- Chapter 3: Assessing human vulnerability to climate change from an evolutionary perspective -- Chapter 4: Early Warning Systems Defined -- Chapter 5: The State of Early Warning Systems -- Chapter 6: Climate Change and Early Warning Systems for Wildland Fire -- Chapter 7: Climate Change Implications and Use of Early Warning Systems for Global Dust Storms -- Chapter 8: Applications of Medium Range Probabilistic Flood Forecast for Societal Benefits -- Lessons Learned from Bangladesh -- Chapter 9: Flood forecasting and early warning: an example from the UK Environment Agency -- Chapter 10: The Evolution of Kenya's Drought Management System -- Chapter 11: Understanding the warning process through the lens of practice: emancipation as a condition of action. Some lessons from France -- Chapter 12: The Effect of Early Flood Warnings on Mitigation and Recovery during the 2010 Pakistan Floods -- Chapter 13: Disasters are gendered: what's new? -- Chapter 14: The Ethics of Early Warning Systems for Climate Change -- Chapter 15: Decadal Warning Systems -- Chapter 16: The role of scientific modelling and insurance in providing innovative solutions for managing the risk of natural disasters -- Chapter 17: 'Follow the spiders': Ecosystems as Early Warnings -- Chapter 18: Natural hazards and Climate Change in Kenya: Minimizing the impacts on vulnerable communities through Early Warning Systems
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401785983
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8598-3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880351337
  • (OCoLC)ocn880351337

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