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Hydrological, Socioeconomic and Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean Region

  • Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano
  • Ricardo M. Trigo

Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Ricardo M. Trigo
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Juan I. López-Moreno, Jorge Lorenzo-Lacruz, Ahmed El Kenawy, Cesar Azorin-Molina, Enrique Morán-Tejeda et al.
    Pages 23-40
  4. Juan I. López-Moreno, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Enrique Morán-Tejeda, Jorge Lorenzo-Lacruz, Javier Zabalza, Ahmed El Kenawy et al.
    Pages 73-89
  5. Francesc Maynou
    Pages 91-102
  6. Simone Orlandini, Anna Dalla Marta, Marco Mancini, Daniele Grifoni
    Pages 103-112
  7. Célia Gouveia, Ricardo M. Trigo
    Pages 113-128
  8. Oscar Gordo, Carles Barriocanal, David Robson
    Pages 153-170
  9. José Luís Zêzere, Ricardo M. Trigo
    Pages 199-212
  10. David Pozo-Vazquez, Francisco Javier Santos-Alamillos, Vicente Lara-Fanego, Jose Antonio Ruiz-Arias, Joaquín Tovar-Pescador
    Pages 213-231
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


The Mediterranean basin represents one of the most important “hot spots” of climate change in the world, with recent trends towards a hotter and drier climate being related to changes in atmospheric circulation patterns. Such changes can have significant impacts in the climate of this region but also on the natural environment and several socioeconomic activities. Among these patterns, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is one of the main forcing factors in the region with impact on extreme events such as droughts, severe precipitations or heat and cold waves, the availability of water resources, the ecological dynamics, the quality and quantity of crops, the migration and welfare of animal populations, the fisheries dynamics, the triggering of landslides and the air pollution and human health, among others.

 The aim of Hydrological, Socioeconomic and Ecological Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean Region, is to serve as an updated reference text  that covers the wide range of evidences on the NAO impacts in the Mediterranean regions and from a multidisciplinary perspective.

 This volume constitutes a unique document to present the state of the art of the numerous studies undertaken on the hydrological, socioeconomic and ecological impact of the NAO, collecting the expertise of researchers from several complementary earth science fields (geography, hydrology, remote-sensing, climatology, agriculture, energy), but that have been lacking a common ground.


Atmospheric circulation Climate change Climate impacts Mediterranean North Atlantic Oscillation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano
    • 1
  • Ricardo M. Trigo
    • 2
  1. 1., Pyrenean Institute of EcologySpanish National Research Council (CSIC)ZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Campo Grande, Faculdade de CienciasUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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