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Climate extremes and society

Author: Diaz, Henry F. ; Murnane, Richard J.Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 340 p. : Graphs/Maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780521870283Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Climate Extremes and Society Contents List of contributors Foreword Roger S. Pulivarty Preface page vii xi xiii The significance of weather and climate extremes to society: an introduction Henry F. Diaz and Richard J. Murnane 1 I Defining and modeling the nature of weather and climate extremes 1 Definition, diagnosis, and origin of extreme weather and climate events David B. Stephenson 9 11 2 Observed changes in the global distribution of daily temperature and precipitation extremes David R. Easterling 24 3 The spatial distribution of severe convective storms and an analysis of their secular changes Harold E. Brooks and Nikolai Dotzek 35 4 Regional storm climate and related marine hazards in the Northeast Atlantic Hans von Storch and Ralf Weisse 54 5 Extensive summer hot and cold extremes under current and possible future climatic conditions: Europe and North America Alexander Gershunov and Herve Douville 74 6 Beyond mean climate change: what climate models tell us about future climate extremes Claudia Tebaldi and Gerald A. Meehl 99 7 Tropical cyclones and climate change: revisiting recent studies at GFDL Thomas R. Knutson and Robert E. Tuleya 120 145 II Impacts of weather and climate extremes 8 Extreme climatic events and their impacts: examples from the Swiss Alps Martin Beniston 147 165 189 209 9 The impact of weather and climate extremes on coral growth M. James C. Crabbe, Emma L. L. Walker, and David B. Stephenson 10 Forecasting US insured hurricane losses Thomas H. Jagger, James B. Elsner, and Mark A. Saunders 11 Integrating hurricane loss models with climate models Charles C. Watson, Jr., and Mark E. Johnson 12 An exploration of trends in normalized weather-related catastrophe losses Stuart Miller, Robert Muir-Wood, and Auguste Boissonnade 225 13 An overview of the impact of climate change on the insurance industry Andrew Dlugolecki 248 14 Toward a comprehensive loss inventory of weather and climate hazards Susan L. Cutter, Melanie Gall, and Christopher T. Emrich 279 296 15 The catastrophe modeling response to Hurricane Katrina Robert Muir- Wood and Patricia Grossi 16 The Risk Prediction Initiative: a successful science­business partnership for analyzing natural hazard risk Richard J. Murnane and Anthony Knap Index The colored plates will be found between pages 144 and 145. 320 337

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