Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

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Anthropogenic influences to the earth's system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, represent a serious challenge to our planet's ecosystems and natural environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental protection, forestry, agriculture and water management, and protection against natural hazards including droughts, floods, windstorms, weather extremes, and wild fires. Bioclimatology helps to better understand the causes and impacts of natural hazards and how to prevent them. Improved knowledge of natural hazards is a vital prerequisite for the implementation of integrated resource management. It provides a useful framework for combating current climate variability and for adapting to ongoing climate change. This book presents research on the interactions between meteorological, climatological, hydrological and biological processes in the atmospheric and terrestrial environment. It highlights a spectrum of topics associated with climate change and weather extremes and their impact on different economic sectors. The contributing authors come from renowned scientific research institutions and universities and specialise in issues of climate change, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic cycle, ecosystems, biosphere, and natural hazards.3 Annual course of absolute maxima in daily precipitation totals at Hurbanovo for the period of 1871a€“2000 and their ... the annual course of design values with low probability of occurrence is surely a serious problem also for temperature.

Title:Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards
Author:Katarína Strelcová, Csaba Matyas, Axel Kleidon, Milan Lapin, František Matejka, Miroslav Blazenec, Jaroslav Škvarenina, Jan Holecy
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-11-30


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