Climate change modeling for local adaptation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region /

"This book presents a portrait of the social advantages and limitations of climate change related modeling in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. Physical systems modeling - such as of climate, weather, water, and soil - can be useful planning tools, and are essential to the forecasts and pr...

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Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Pub., 2012.
Description:1 online resource (xviii, 237 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Series:Community, environment and disaster risk management ; v. 11
Community, environment and disaster risk management ; v. 11.
Subject:Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region.
Climatic changes -- Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region -- Mathematical models.
Climatic changes -- Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region -- Computer simulation.
Global warming.
Management of land & natural resources.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Gestion d'entreprises.
Climatic changes -- Computer simulation.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Climatic changes -- Mathematical models.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Climatology.
Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region -- Climate.
Asia -- Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11138152
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Other authors / contributors:Lamadrid, Armando.
Kelman, Ilan.
ISBN:9781780524870
1780524870
9781780524863
1780524862
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:"This book presents a portrait of the social advantages and limitations of climate change related modeling in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. Physical systems modeling - such as of climate, weather, water, and soil - can be useful planning tools, and are essential to the forecasts and projections used operationally for decisions on climate and development. However, these models and their limitations are rarely discussed in terms of how they are interpreted, misinterpreted, used, not used, needed and not needed by society at the local level for climate change adaptation. This publication addresses the implied but largely uncritiqued relationships between scientific modeling knowledge and local adaptation responses. It also presents theoretical perspectives on modeling and adaptation, supported by case studies of model use, non-use, interpretation and misinterpretation in the HKH region for application at the local level. It provides a critical angle into the value of modeling at multiple decision making scales in society, but focused on local needs. Case studies are presented from a variety of HKH countries, as defined by ICIMOD (which includes Bangladesh and Myanmar)"--Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Climate change modeling for local adaptation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. 1st ed. Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Pub., 2012 9781780524863
Standard no.:9786613770646