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Author Hay, John E

Title Science of Weather, Climate and Ocean Extremes
Published San Diego : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2022

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Description 1 online resource (398 p.)
Series Developments in Weather and Climate Science Ser. ; v.Volume 2
Developments in Weather and Climate Science Ser
Contents Front Cover -- SCIENCE OF WEATHER, CLIMATE AND OCEAN EXTREMES -- SCIENCE OF WEATHER, CLIMATE AND OCEAN EXTREMES -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- 1 -- Introduction -- Overview -- From means to yet-to-be-experienced extremes: a historical perspective -- Scope of this book -- Structure of this book -- Terminology and definitions -- Uncertainty and confidence -- More than a review or an assessment -- References -- I -- Changes -- 2 -- Changes in characterising extremes -- Introduction -- Detecting past changes in extremes -- Overview
Pre-instrumental era data -- Instrumental era data -- In situ land surface data -- In situ ocean data -- Remotely observed data -- Reanalysis products -- Historical simulations using global climate models -- Gridding -- Blending -- Relative merits of instrumental era datasets -- Change and extreme event detection -- Data preparation -- Change detection methods -- Analysis of extremes -- Trend detection -- Event detection methods -- Projecting future changes in extremes -- Overview -- Scenario-based forcing -- Model resolution and the spatial scales of extremes -- Projecting extremes
Projecting marine extremes -- Uncertainties: types, sources, evaluations, corrections and implications -- Conclusions -- References -- 3 -- Have atmospheric extremes changed in the past? -- Introduction -- Atmospheric extremes in the pre-instrumental era -- Changes in atmospheric extremes in the instrumental era -- Daily and other short-term temperature extremes -- Heatwaves -- Cold waves -- Heavy precipitation -- Drought -- Extreme storms, including tropical cyclones -- Tropical cyclones -- Atmospheric rivers -- Severe extratropical cyclones -- Severe convective storms -- Extreme wind speeds
Compound extremes -- Answering the question -- References -- 4 -- Have the oceans also experienced changes in extreme events? -- Introduction -- Marine extremes in the pre-instrumental era -- Marine extremes in the instrumental era -- Extreme temperatures -- Extreme wind speeds -- Extreme wave heights and open ocean swells -- Extreme sea levels -- Compound extremes -- Answering the question -- References -- 5 -- How are atmospheric extremes likely to change into the future? -- Introduction -- Future changes in atmospheric extremes -- Daily and other short-term temperature extremes -- Heatwaves
Cold waves -- Heavy precipitation -- Drought -- Extreme storms and convection, including tropical cyclones -- Tropical cyclones -- Atmospheric rivers -- Severe extra-tropical cyclones -- Convective storms and severe turbulence -- Extreme wind gusts -- Compound extremes -- Answering the question -- References -- 6 -- How are marine extremes likely to change into the future? -- Introduction -- Future changes in marine extremes -- Extreme temperatures, including marine heatwaves -- Extreme wind speeds -- Extreme wind waves and open ocean swells -- Extreme sea levels -- Compound extremes
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Answering the question
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780323900775
0323900771