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The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture

Volume 2: Assessments in Semi-Arid Regions

  • Martin L. Parry
  • Timothy R. Carter
  • Nicolaas T. Konijn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Impact of Climatic Variations on Agriculture: Introduction to the IIASA/UNEP Case Studies in Semi-Arid Regions

  3. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in Central and Eastern Kenya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-128
    2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 129-148
    3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 149-173
    4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 175-190
    5. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 191-207
    6. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 209-220
    7. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 221-247
    8. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 249-270
  4. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in Northeast Brazil

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-278
    2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 279-304
    3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 305-323
    4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 325-342
    5. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 343-368
    6. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 369-380
  5. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in the Central Sierra of Ecuador

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-388
    2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 389-398
    3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 399-412
    4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 413-428
    5. A. Ravelo, A. Planchuelo-Ravelo, Tom Hodges
      Pages 429-442
    6. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 443-459
    7. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 461-471
    8. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 473-484
    9. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 485-493
  6. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in Dry Tropical Regions of India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-502
    2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 503-521
    3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 523-536
    4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 537-555
    5. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 557-568
    6. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 569-578
  7. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in the Semi-Arid Zone of the European USSR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-586
    2. The Stavropol Territory

      1. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 587-592
      2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 593-611
      3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 613-624
      4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 625-627
    3. The Saratov Region

      1. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 629-636
      2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 637-646
      3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 647-657
      4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
        Pages 659-664
  8. The Effects of Climatic Variations on Agriculture in the Australian Wheatbelt

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 665-671
    2. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 673-686
    3. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 687-717
    4. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 719-732
    5. Martin L. Parry, Timothy R. Carter, Nicolaas T. Konijn
      Pages 733-757
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 759-764

About this book

Introduction

Three important studies were initiated in the 19708 to investigate the relation­ ship between climatic variations and agriculture: by the National Defense University (1980) on Crop Yields and Climate Change to the Year eooo, by the U.s. Department of Transportation (1975) on Impacts 0/ Climatic Change on the Biosphere and by the U.s. Department of Energy (1980) on Environmental and Societal Consequences 0/ a Possible CO -Induced Climatic Change (the ClAP 2 study). These were pioneering projects in a young field. Their emphasis was on measuring likely impacts of climatic variations rather than on evaluating possible responses, and they focused on first-order impacts (e.g., on crop yields) rather than on higher-order effects on society. A logical next step was to look at higher-order effects and potential responses, as part of a more integrated approach to impact assessment. This was undertaken by the World Climate Impact Program (WCIF), which is directed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The WCIF is one of four aspects of the World Ciimate Program, which was initiated in 1979.

Keywords

Climatology Frost Holdridge life zones Life zone temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin L. Parry
    • 1
    • 2
  • Timothy R. Carter
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nicolaas T. Konijn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyThe University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.IIASALaxenburgAustria
  3. 3.Department of Soil ScienceAgricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2965-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7832-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2965-4
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