When Weather Matters

When Weather Matters

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  • Author: National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309177023
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 198

The past 15 years have seen marked progress in observing, understanding, and predicting weather. At the same time, the United States has failed to match or surpass progress in operational numerical weather prediction achieved by other nations and failed to realize its prediction potential; as a result, the nation is not mitigating weather impacts to the extent possible. This book represents a sense of the weather community as guided by the discussions of a Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate community workshop held in summer 2009. The book puts forth the committee's judgment on the most pressing high level, weather-focused research challenges and research to operations needs, and makes corresponding recommendations. The book addresses issues including observations, global non-hydrostatic coupled modeling, data assimilation, probabilistic forecasting, and quantitative precipitation and hydrologic forecasting. The book also identifies three important, emerging issues--predictions of very high impact weather, urban meteorology, and renewable energy development--not recognized or emphasized in previous studies. Cutting across all of these challenges is a set of socioeconomic issues, whose importance and emphasis--while increasing--has been undervalued and underemphasized in the past and warrants greater recognition and priority today.


Weather Matters for Energy

Weather Matters for Energy

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  • Author: Alberto Troccoli
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461492211
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 528

It is the purpose of this book to provide the meteorological knowledge and tools to improve the risk management of energy industry decisions, ranging from the long term finance and engineering planning assessments to the short term operational measures for scheduling and maintenance. Most of the chapters in this book are based on presentations given at the inaugural International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), held in the Gold Coast, Australia, 8-11 November 2011. The main aim of the conference was to strengthen the link between Energy and Meteorology, so as to make meteorological information more relevant to the planning and operations of the energy sector. The ultimate goal would be to make the best use of weather and climate data in order to achieve a more efficient use of energy sources. This book seeks to realise the same objective.


Weather Or Not

Weather Or Not

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  • Author: Florence Wilhelmina Van Straten
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  • Category : Meteorology
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 237


The Macro-Fiscal Aftermath of Weather-Related Disasters: Do Loss Dimensions Matter?

The Macro-Fiscal Aftermath of Weather-Related Disasters: Do Loss Dimensions Matter?

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  • Author: Mrs.Kerstin Gerling
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: 1484328671
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 32

Weather-related natural disasters and climate change pose interrelated macro-fiscal challenges. Using panel-VARX studies for a sample of 19 countries in Developing Asia during 1970 to 2015, this paper contributes new empirical evidence on the dynamic adjustment path of growth and key fiscal variables after severe weather-related disasters. It does not only show that output loss can be permanent, but even twice as large for cases of severe casualties or material damages than people affected. Meanwhile, key fiscal aggregates remain surprisingly stable. Event and case studies suggest that this can reflect both a deliberate policy choice or binding constraints. The latter can make governments respond through mitigating fiscal policy efforts such as ad hoc fiscal rebalancing and reprioritization. The findings help better customize disaster preparedness and mitigation efforts to countries’ risk exposure along a particular loss dimension.


Failures of Meteorology! Unable to Prevent Climate Change and World Wars?

Failures of Meteorology! Unable to Prevent Climate Change and World Wars?

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  • Author: Arnd Bernaerts
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 384827213X
  • Category : Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 232

The Second World War stands for the criminal madness of German Nazi government. Less known is their responsibility for the only climatic shift from warm to cold in an otherwise constantly warming world over the last 150 years. Not knowing the reason for the biggest climatic shift since industrialization, which started in winter 1939/40, rectifies to speak about failures of meteorology. Only four months into Second World War Northern Europe experienced the coldest winter in 100 years. The reason: plain physics! Naval war in Northern European seas released the summer heat too quickly. Polar air got free access to Europe. The same applies to the second and third war winter. Europe was back in the Little Ice Age. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941 naval war became a global affair. In close conformity with naval war in European seas, and subsequently in the Pacific, a pronounced global cooling took place, which lasted until about the mid 1970s. Furthermore, a thorough research of strong warming in the Northern Hemisphere from winter 1918/19 to winter 1939/40 would have revealed a convincing link to naval war in Europe from 1914 to 1918. But climatology does not care! The connection between two naval wars and two climatic changes within 25 years has not yet been investigated and explained. If they had warned governments about the threat of climate change, as their successors currently do with the "greenhouse effect", naval activities in two World Wars may have been prevented, or at least been limited. Claims to understand climate should be regarded as a failure as long as meteorology is unable to explain the two most pronounced climatic shifts during the last century and the role two world wars had in this game. These two events would show that the oceans have a dominate role in the climate system, and man is able to change its direction by intensive activities in the marine environment. It took four months to generate the extreme regional winter 1939/40; and subsequently a few years to contribute to global cooling lasting for three. The book should alter the debate on climate change!


Construction of the District of Columbia Stadium, and Matters Related Thereto

Construction of the District of Columbia Stadium, and Matters Related Thereto

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  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration
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  • Languages : en
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Shearing in the Riverina, New South Wales

Shearing in the Riverina, New South Wales

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  • Author: Rolf Boldrewood
  • Publisher: DigiCat
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 25

"Shearing in the Riverina, New South Wales" by Rolf Boldrewood is a book about Australian animal culture. Excerpt: "Shearing commences to-morrow!" These apparently simple words were spoken by Hugh Gordon, the manager of Anabanco station, in the district of Riverina, in the colony of New South Wales, one Monday morning in the month of August. The utterance had its importance to every member of a rather extensive "CORPS DRAMATIQUE" awaiting the industrial drama about to be performed.


Anti-Suicide

Anti-Suicide

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  • Author: William Hart
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  • Category : Suicide
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 140


The Cornhill Magazine

The Cornhill Magazine

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Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments

Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments

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  • Category : Legislative hearings
  • Languages : en
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