Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Robert L. Walko, Roger A. Pielke, Pier Luigi Vidale, Joe Eastman, Lixin Lu
    Pages 93-98
  3. Lucien Tessier, Thierry Keller, Joel Guiot, Jean-Louis Edouard, Frédéric Guibal
    Pages 109-120
  4. Matthias Saurer, Rolf Siegwolf, Silvio Borella, Fritz Schweingruber
    Pages 241-253
  5. Rüdiger Grote, Gerd Bürger, Felicitas Suckow
    Pages 255-271
  6. Petra Lasch, Felicitas Suckow, Gerd Bürger, Marcus Lindner
    Pages 273-288

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This volume contains a selection of scientific papers which were presented at an international workshop on the impacts of climatic variability held in Wengen, Switzerland, September 1997. For the first time, an assessment is made of the interactions between physical and biological elements of the Earth System on the basis of shifts in extreme climatic conditions, rather than simply changes in mean atmospheric conditions which research has tended to focus on until recently. Natural ecosystems and forests are typical examples of systems which, while constrained within certain ranges of mean climate, can undergo rapid and often irreversible damage in the face of short-lived but intense extreme events.


Klimaänderung Modelling Precipitation Scale Snow Variabilität und Extremereignisse Waldschaden Wälder ecosystem forest forests forst damage moisture temperature variability and extreme events

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