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Climate variability and change in the Himalayas

Climate variability and change in the Himalayas

community perceptions and responses

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Published by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMirjam Macchi ... [et al.].
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 61 p.
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25329525M
LC Control Number2011312017

Box Climate variability and climate change Climate variabilityrefers to variations in the mean state and other climate statistics (standard deviations, the occurrence of extremes, etc.) on all temporal and spatial scales beyond those of individual weather events. Variability may result from natural internal processes within the climate File Size: KB. There are two periods of precipitation: the moderate amounts brought by winter storms and the heavier precipitation of summer, with its southwesterly monsoon winds. During winter, low-pressure weather systems advance into the Himalayas from the west and cause heavy snowfall.

Himalayan communities live in marginal environments. They are dependent on ecosystem services and thus highly exposed to climate variability and change. This study aimed to help understand how mountain communities perceive change, how change impacts their livelihoods, and how they respond to change. Forty focus group discussions and in-depth interviews at the household level were Cited by: impacts of climate change in Himalayas have local, regional and global implications. This book focus on the impact of climate change in the state of Uttarakhand which lies in the northern extreme of India, in what is known as either the central, or by some descriptions, the.

This book analyzes the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change. Prepared for the National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate of the Southeast United States is the result of a collaboration among three Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Centers: the Southeast Climate Consortium; the Carolinas Regional Sciences and Assessments and the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program; .


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