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The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility of the critical socio-economic and environmental systems. Key sectors discussed are agriculture, human health, water, energy and infrastructure, and the vulnerabilities that may be amplified under current climate trajectories. The book also considers the challenges and opportunities to develop local and regional strategies for addressing the risks posed by climate change in the context of developing an integrative policy for the region.

About the Author

S. C. Pryor is Provost's Professor of Atmospheric Science at Indiana University Bloomington and editor of Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres and of Understanding Climate Change: Climate Variability, Predictability, and Change in the Midwestern United States (IUP, 2009).

Table of Contents

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Climate Change Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability and Adaptation: An Introduction....... 9

Chapter 2 The Midwestern USA: Socio-Economic Context and Physical Climate.................... 19

Chapter 3 Vulnerability and Adaptability of Agricultural Systems in the Southeast USA to

Climate Variability and Climate Change.......................................................................... 64

Chapter 4 Uncertainty and Hysteresis in Adapting to Global Climate Change.......................... 76

Chapter 5 Climate - Agriculture Vulnerability Assessment for the Midwestern United States.. 86

Chapter 6 Potential Future Impacts of Climate on Row Crop Production in the Great Lakes

Region............................................................................................................................. 101

Chapter 7 Vulnerability of Soil Carbon Reservoirs in the Midwest to Climate Change.......... 114

Chapter 8 Michigan's Tart Cherry Industry: Vulnerability to Climate Variability and Change

........................................................................................................................................ 129

Chapter 9 Climate Change Vulnerability and Impacts on Human Health................................ 147

Chapter 10 Intra-Urban Variations in Vulnerability Associated with Extreme Heat Events in

Relationship to a Changing Climate............................................................................... 164

Chapter 11 Historical and Projected Changes in Human Heat Stress in the Midwestern USA 177

Chapter 12 Vulnerability of the Electricity and Water Sectors to Climate Change in the Midwest

........................................................................................................................................ 192

Chapter 13 The Drought Risk Management Paradigm in the Context of Climate Change...... 212

Chapter 14 Local Adaptation to Changing Flood Vulnerability in the Midwest...................... 226

Chapter 15 The Response of Great Lakes Water Levels and Potential Impacts of Future Climate

Scenarios......................................................................................................................... 240

Chapter 16 Vulnerability of the Energy System to Extreme Wind Speeds and Icing............... 252

Chapter 17 Climate Change Impacts, Risks, Vulnerability and Adaptation in the Midwestern

United States: What Next?.............................................................................................. 271

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253006820
Author:
Pryor, S. C.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Pryor, Sara C.
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Indiana and the Midwest; Science; Weather
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
108 color illus., 7 bandw illus.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.2 x 7.3 x 1.1 in

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