Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts

1st Edition

Vikram M. Mehta

CRC Press
Published March 21, 2017
Reference - 316 Pages - 76 Color & 47 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466554528 - CAT# K15322
Series: Drought and Water Crises

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    • Focuses specifically on societal impacts of natural decadal climate variability.
    • Explains the impact of natural decadal climate variability in many important sectors in the presence of anthropogenic climate change.
    • Includes latest, accurate DCV information and provides recommendations for future research and applications.
    • Addresses a critical area of research in the discussions related to improving our understanding of climate variability and change.
    • Provides a data and information base for devising beneficial adaptation measures in response to DCV phenomena, such as DCV-adaptive water and agriculture management systems.



Natural Decadal Climate Variability: Societal Impacts is an important work for understanding the natural decadal climate variability (DCV), a phenomenon which has made long lasting impacts on civilizations, especially on water availability and agriculture. This book comprehensively covers multiyear to  decadal  variations  in instrument measured precipitation and temperature, water availability and river flows, crop production, agricultural irrigation, inland water-borne transportation, hydroelectricity generation, and fish and crustacean captures since the 1960s. A longer term perspective is provided with the use of multi-century data on dry and wet epochs based on tree ring information, and corroborating evidence from other literature. This valuable work will benefit climate scientists, meteorologists, hydrologists, agronomists, water transportation planners, resource economists, policymakers, professors, and graduate students and anyone else who has an interest in learning how natural climate phenomena has influenced societies for at least the past 1000 years.