Climate extremes : patterns and mechanisms / S.-Y. Simon Wang, Jin-Ho Yoon, Christopher C. Funk, Robert R. Gillies, editors. - xiii, 386 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm. - Geophysical monograph series ; 226 . - Geophysical monograph series ; no. 226. .

"This works is a copublication of the American Geophysical Union and John Wiley and Sons, Inc."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I: Forcings of Climate Extremes. The Changing El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Associated Climate Extremes / Jin-Yi Yu, Xin Wang, Song Yang, Houk Paek, and Mengyan Chen -- Weather Extremes Linked to Interaction of the Arctic and Midlatitudes / Timo Vihma -- Impact of Aerosols on Regional Changes in Climate Extremes / Jana Sillmann and Jinho Yoon -- Weakened Flow, Persistent Circulation, and Prolonged Weather Extremes in Boreal Summer / Dim Coumou, Kai Kornhuber, Jascha Lehmann, and Vladimir Petoukhov -- Land Processes as the Forcing of Extremes: A Review / Min-Hui Lo, Tzu-Hsien Kuo, Hao-Wei Wey, Chia-Wei Lan, and Jen-Ping Chen -- Part II: Processes of Climate Extremes. Timing of Anthropogenic Emergence in Climate Extremes / Andrew D King, Markus G. Donat, Ed Hawkins, and David J. Karoly -- Recent Increases in Extreme Temperature Occurrence over Land / Scott J Weaver, Arun Kumar, and Mingyue Chen -- Why Future Shifts in Tropical Precipitation Will Likely Be Small: The Location of the Tropical Rain Belt and the Hemispheric Contracts of Energy Input to the Atmosphere / Aaron Donohoe and Aiko Voigt -- Weather-Climate Interactions and MJO Influences / Paul E. Roundy, Naoko Sakaeda, Kyle MacRitchie, and Lawrence Gloeckler -- Recent Climate Extremes Associated with the West Pacific Warming Mode / Chris Funk and Andrew Hoell -- Connections Between Heat Waves and Circumglobal Teleconnection Patterns in the Northern Hemisphere Summer / Haiyan Teng and Grant Branstator -- Part III: Regional Climate Extremes. North American Drought and Links to Northern Eurasia / Hailan Wang, Siegfried D. Schubert, and Randal D. Koster -- The California Drought: Trends and Impacts / Shih-Yu (Simon) Wang, Jinho Yoon, Robert R. Gillies, and Huang-Hsiung Hsu -- Observed Trends in US Tornado Frequency / Adam J Clark -- Mechanisms Explaining Recent Changes in Australian Climate Extremes / Sophie C. Lewis, David J. Karoly, Andrew D. King, Sarah E. Perkins, and Markus G. Donat -- Unraveling East Africa's Climate Paradox / Bradfield Lyon and Nicolas Vigaud -- A Physical Model for Extreme Drought over Southwest Asia / Andrew Hoell, Chris Funk, Mathew Barlow, and Forest Cannon -- Part IV: Prediction of Climate Extremes. Extratropical Precursors of the El Ni´┐Żno-Southern Oscillation / Kathy V. Pegion and Christopher Selman -- North Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Prediction / Philip J. Klotzbach, Mark A .Saunders, Gerald D. Bell, and Eric S. Blake -- Predicting Subseasonal Precipitation Variations Based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation / Charles Jones -- Prediction of Short-Term Climate Extremes with a Multimodel Ensemble / Emily J. Becker -- Toward Predicting US Tornadoes in the Late 21st Century / Adam J. Clark.

"Although we are seeing more weather and climate extremes, individual extreme events are very diverse and generalization of trends is difficult. For example, mid-latitude and subtropical climate extremes such as heat waves, hurricanes and droughts have increased, and could have been caused by processes including arctic amplification, jet stream meandering, and tropical expansion. This volume documents various climate extreme events and associated changes that have been analyzed through diagnostics, modeling, and statistical approaches. The identification of patterns and mechanisms can aid the prediction of future extreme events. Volume highlights include: Compilation of processes and mechanisms unique to individual weather and climate extreme events; Discussion of climate model performance in terms of simulating high-impact weather and climate extremes; and summary of various existing theories, including controversial ones, on how climate extremes will continue to become stronger and more frequent. Climate Extremes: Patterns and Mechanisms is a valuable resource for scientists and graduate students in the fields of geophysics, climate physics, natural hazards, and environmental science" -- Provided by publisher.

9781119067849 1119067847

10.1002/9781119068020 doi

Climatic extremes.

QC981.8.C53 / C55 2017

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