Regional Climate Changes: Where and How?

  • E. K. Duursma
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)


Global change fascinates scientists and authorities, and predictions for climatic and environmental impacts are rapidly advancing. Large modelling exercises, as reported by IPCC (2001) and Siedler et al. (2000), can answer many questions on climate change. Local consequences can be predicted by studying records on rainfall, river runoff and temperature. Good international cooperation has made these accessible from international databanks (NOAA 2002; BAFG 2002; NCEP 1996) through the internet.


River Runoff Regional Climate Change Rainfall Trend Rainfall Change Minimum Rainfall 
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