The Resource Monitoring climate change impacts : metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems, Committee on Indicators for Understanding Global Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Monitoring climate change impacts : metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems, Committee on Indicators for Understanding Global Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Monitoring climate change impacts : metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems
Title
Monitoring climate change impacts
Title remainder
metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Indicators for Understanding Global Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The stresses associated with climate change are expected to be felt keenly as human population grows to a projected 9 billion by the middle of this century, increasing the demand for resources and supporting infrastructure. Therefore, information to assess vulnerabilities to climate change is needed to support policies and investments designed to increase resilience in human and Earth systems. There are currently many observing systems that capture elements of how climate is changing, for example, direct measurements of atmospheric and ocean temperature. Although those measurements are essential for understanding the scale and nature of climate change, they do not necessarily provide information about the impacts of climate change on humans that are especially relevant for political and economic planning and decision making. Monitoring Climate Change Impacts tackles the challenge of developing an illustrative suite of indicators, measurements (and the locations around the globe where the measurements can be applied), and metrics that are important for understanding global climate change and providing insight into environmental sustainability. Eight panels provided input on: cryosphere, land-surface and terrestrial ecosystems, hydrology and water resources, atmosphere, human health and other dimensions, oceans (both physical and biological/chemical), and natural disasters. The book also provides an illustrative set of metrics that are likely to be affected by climate change over the next 20-25 years and, when taken together, can potentially give advance warning of climate-related changes to the human and environment systems."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NRC
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
N38 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Monitoring climate change impacts : metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems, Committee on Indicators for Understanding Global Climate Change, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-83)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Domains of human vulnerability and global-scale processes -- Climate change metrics at the intersection of the human and Earth systems -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn686746887
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 95 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282917101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612917103
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
291710
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25620848
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)686746887
  • pebcs0309158729

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