Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change [chapter]

Ian Burton, Kristie L. Ebi, Glenn McGregor
Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change  
In between that time, the only up-to-date information on the subject was from the proceedings of the Biometeorological Congresses and International Journal of Biometeorology. The purpose of writing this book was to convey the interdisciplinary philosophy and the science of biometeorology to as wide an audience as possible, especially on the subject of adaptation. The book "Biometeorology for Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change" is written by the finest experts in biometeorology. It is
more » ... meteorology. It is meant to provide a survey of the most interesting ideas, present investigations, as well as directions and hints for the future. This is why the reader will not find here 'historic' studies and results, but only the biggest recent projects. The language used throughout the book is more in the educational style than in a scientific style. The book consists of 12 chapters. In the context of the challenges a changing climate presents, the core areas of biometeorology are included: human thermal environment, early warning systems against oppressive weather, plant and animal biometeorology, tourism, water resources and psychological aspects of weather and climate as well as theoretical aspects of adaptation.
doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8921-3_1 fatcat:ufw6p7uhajb4nbkmvl24bruude