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Understanding Society and Natural Resources : Forging New Strands of Integration Across the Social Sciences (2014)
Dordrecht, Heidelberg, New York, London : SpringerOpen
Keywords: Climate change and society ; Emerging infectious diseases ; Environmental problem solving ; Facilitating social science integration ; Human sustainability ; Humanity and the biosphere (MAHB) ; Land change research and modelling ; Land degradation and desertification ; Livelihoods, poverty and conservation ; Natural resource social science integration ; Representing human individuals ; Resouce challenges and conflicts ; Risk governance research ; Science during crisis ; Social ecological systems ; Social science integration opportunities and challenges ; Solving sustainability challenges ; Status of integration ; The social-ecological system framework ; Water managing
Notes: In this edited volume leading scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds wrestle with social science integration opportunities and challenges. This book explores the growing concern of how best to achieve effective integration of the social science disciplines as a means for furthering natural resource social science and environmental problem solving. The chapters provide an overview of the history, vision, advances, examples, and methods that could lead to integration. The quest for integration among the social sciences is not new. Some argue that the social sciences have lagged in their advancements and contributions to society due to their inability to address integration related issues. Integration merits debate for a number of reasons. First, natural resource issues are complex and are affected by multiple proximate driving social factors. Single disciplinary studies focused at one level are unlikely to provide explanations that represent this complexity and are limited in their ability to inform policy recommendations. Complex problems are best explored across disciplines that examine social-ecological phenomenon from different scales. Second, multi-disciplinary initiatives such as those with physical and biological scientists are necessary to understand the scope of the social sciences. Too frequently there is a belief that one social scientist on a multi-disciplinary team provides adequate social science representation. Third, more complete models of human behavior will be achieved through a synthesis of diverse social science perspectives.
Pages: XXV, 261 S.
ISBN: 978-94-017-8958-5
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Report on Global Environmental Competitiveness (2013) (2014)
Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London : SpringerOpen
Notes: Since the 1970s, environmental issues have gradually transcended national boundaries, and evolved into regional and global issues from local issues, also caused great concern in the international community. Especially in recent years, in the face of the global financial crisis, countries around the world view the green transformation of economic development as a breakthrough point, and actively participate in and promote international negotiations on environmental issues and global cooperation to ensure the sustainable development of economy, society, and environment for our planet and future generations. Global environmental competitiveness is a whole new way to measure the competitiveness in the context of the contradiction between world economic development and environmental protection has become increasingly intensified. Global environment competitiveness covers five aspects of ecological environment, resources environment, environmental management, environmental impacts and environmental harmony, highlighting the environment as a basic element of human production and life, paying attention to the coordinated development between human and the environment. At the same time, it also gives full consideration to the economic system and social system’s impact on the environment, comprehensively reflecting and embodying a country’s development ability of environment through a variety of means such as economy and administrative. In a word, global environment competitiveness is an important content to measure the competitiveness of a country. This book uses longitudinal study and horizontal analysis, combining qualitative and quantitative analysis methods, so as to conduct in-depth study of theoretical, empirical and methodological issues of the global environmental competitiveness. This book includes three main parts. The first part is divided into the theory and method, which expounds comprehensively the important significance, the main content and the technical route of global environmental competitiveness research, and then according to the characteristics of global environmental competitiveness it establishes the global environmental competitiveness evaluation index system and the mathematics model, forming a relatively comprehensive global environmental competitiveness analysis framework. The second part is the total report which selects the global 133 representative countries as evaluation objects, analyzing the development status of global environmental competitiveness as a whole, revealing the strengths and weakness of each country’s environmental competitiveness and providing the basic paths and strategies of enhancing the competitiveness level. It will provide valuable analysis basis and policy reference for all countries in the world to realize sustainable development. The third part is sub-report, which evaluates environmental competitiveness respectively for 133 countries around the world, revealing the characteristics and relative differences of environmental competitiveness of different development types and levels of the countries around the world, in order to provide important decision-making reference for making environmental economic policies, accelerating the green economic transformation and enhancing the environmental competitiveness.
Pages: XXXI, 846 S.
ISBN: 978-3-642-54677-8
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Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 : Harnessing Electricity’s Potential (2014)
Paris : OECD/IEA (Please request login data at the PIK library)
Keywords: energy ; energy economics
Notes: Starting from the premise that electricity will be an increasingly important vector in energy systems of the future, Energy Technology Perspectives 2014 (ETP 2014) takes a deep dive into actions needed to support deployment of sustainable options for generation, distribution and consumption. In addition to modelling the global outlook to 2050 under different scenarios for more than 500 technology options, ETP 2014 explores the possibility of “pushing the limits” in six key areas: - Solar Power: Possibly the Dominant Source by 2050 - Natural Gas in Low-Carbon Electricity Systems - Electrifying Transport: How Can E-mobility Replace Oil? - Electricity Storage: Costs, Value and Competitiveness - Attracting Finance for Low-Carbon Generation - Power Generation in India Since it was first published in 2006, ETP has evolved into a suite of publications that sets out pathways to a sustainable energy future in which optimal policy support and technology choices are driven by economics, energy security and environmental factors. - Topic-specific books and papers explore particularly timely subjects or cross-cutting challenges. - Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a yearly snapshot of advances in diverse areas, while also showing the interplay among technologies. - Supported by the ETP analysis, IEA Technology Roadmaps assess the potential for transformation across various technology areas, and outline actions and milestones for deployment. Collectively, this series lays out the wide range of necessary and achievable steps that can be taken in the near and medium terms to set the stage for long-term energy policy objectives, clearly identifying the roles of energy sector players, policy makers and industry. Next editions will examine the role of technology innovation to meet climate goals (2015) and urban energy systems (2016). Who will benefit from using ETP 2014? Past experience shows that ETP publications attract wide and varied audiences, including experts in the energy field (e.g. technology analysts and academics), policy makers and heads of governments, as well as business leaders and investors. This reflects the value of the series’ detailed and transparent quantitative modelling analysis and well–rounded commentary, which ultimately support high-level policy messages.
Pages: 382 S.
ISBN: 978-92-64-20800-1
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Beyond the Limits to Growth : New Ideas for Sustainability from Japan (2014)
Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London : SpringerOpen
Keywords: Consumer demand ; Platinum society ; Sustainability ; Technological innovation ; Climate Change Management and Policy ; Energy Efficiency
Notes: At a time when contemporary challenges seem to many to be insurmountable, this book offers an optimistic view of the future and provides a road map for societies to get there. Drawing upon extensive research and many years as a thought leader in environmental and sustainability issues in Japan and internationally, Hiroshi Komiyama analyzes the most pressing challenges to the attainment of sustainability of economically advanced nations and argues forcefully for Japan to lead them out of the present dilemma through active promotion of creative consumer and societal demand. He shows how an active industry–government–academic partnership can provide the environment needed to promote such new creative demand and illustrates its potential through presentation of a Platinum Society Network that was launched on a regional basis in Japan in 2010 to facilitate the solution of common issues through the exchange of information and ideas. What is perhaps most surprising about the text is its unwavering optimism supported by hard evidence, history, and insightful observation. Problems arising from new paradigms of the 21st century (what the author refers to as “exploding knowledge, limited Earth resources, and aging societies“) thwart sustainable development in advanced and developing countries alike. All countries will struggle with issues that evolve from these paradigms including diminishing resources, expanding budget deficits, and growing global environmental problems. This window on potential practical pathways and solutions should be of interest to all those engaged in seeking ways to meet these contemporary challenges.
Pages: XXIX, 103 S.
ISBN: 978-4-431-54558-3
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Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in the United States (2014)
Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London : SpringerOpen
Keywords: Aquatic systems ; Chlorpyrifos ; Ecological risk assessment ; Terrestrial systems
Pages: XVI, 269 S.
ISBN: 978-3-319-03864-3
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Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This volume reviews existing workflows that are perceived as state-of-the-art and share novel scientific and technical approaches that offer new ways to approach "old" problems in carbonate reservoirs. This approach could benefit many established areas in geoscience that have become entrenched and struggle to find promising new research directions.
Edition: online first
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ICT - Energy - Concepts Towards Zero - Power Information and Communication Technology (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: energy engineering
Notes: A sustainable future for our information society relies on bridging the gap between the energy required to operate portable ICT devices with the energy available from portable/mobile sources. The only viable solution is attacking the gap from both sides, i.e. to reduce the amount of energy dissipated during computation and to improve the efficiency in energy harvesting technologies. This requires deeper and broader knowledge of fundamental processes and thorough understanding of how they apply to materials and engineering at the nanoscale, all the way up to the design of energy-efficient electronics. This textbook is a first attempt to discuss such concepts towards Zero-Power ICT. The content is accessible to advanced undergraduates and early year researchers fascinated by this topic. The book is realized through the EU-funded ZEROPOWER project.
Pages: 252 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1218-1
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Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats to GNSS: an Appraisal of the Scientific and Technological Outputs of the TRANSMIT Project (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: earth and planetary sciences ; ionosphere ; GNSS
Notes: TRANSMIT (Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats) is an initiative funded by the European Commission through a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. It provided a coordinated program of academic and industrial training, focused on atmospheric phenomena that can significantly impair a wide range of systems and applications that are at the core of several activities embedded in our daily life. TRANSMIT deals with the harmful effects of the ionosphere on these systems. Main aim of the project has been to develop a web based prototype demonstrator aiming to showcase the project research outcomes in a user friendly manner, through a series of model outputs and tools that could serve as the blueprint for a future service to assist users and industry to mitigate the effects of ionospheric threats to GNSS. This book is concerned with the TRANSMIT 2014 Workshop Appraisal of Scientific and Technological Output that took place in Torino (Italy) on February 2014, where a full update on the status of the prototype development and the next steps leading to its full implementation were provided.
Pages: 236 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1642-4
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Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: earth and planetary sciences ; remote sensing ; SAR ; radar
Notes: The aim of this book is to demonstrate the use of SAR data in three application domains, i.e. land cover (Part II), topography (Part III), and land motion (Part IV). These are preceded by Part I, where an extensive and complete review on speckle and adaptive filtering is provided, essential for the understanding of SAR images. Part II is dedicated to land cover mapping. Part III is devoted to the generation of Digital Elevation Models based on radargrammetry and on a wise fusion (by considering sensor characteristic and acquisition geometry) of interferometric and photogrammetric elevation data. Part IV provides a contribution to three applications related to land motion.
Pages: 318 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1589-2
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Technology and Application of Microbial Fuel Cells (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: engineering
Notes: Faced with the upcoming serious deficiency of energy, food and water, along with inevitable environmental pollution, much related research has been on the upsurge because Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) seem to be one of the solutions to these concerns in the future. The aim of this book is to describe and consider some concepts regarding MFC application designs for interested colleagues. Five topics regarding the technology of flow control, biocatalysts, biofilms, removal of chemical oxygen demand and biochemical fields are addressed in the book. Considering the low power density and short life span of MFCs, there has been a dramatic increase in funding and research that has led to a greater understanding of the fundamental science behind MFC study. This is driving significant improvements in both the reliability and efficiency of MFCs and hence their future use.
Pages: 96 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1627-1
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Biodiversity : The Dynamic Balance of the Planet (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: environmental sciences ; biodiversity
Notes: The current world biodiversity consists of an inestimable amount of living forms, that at all levels, from genes to biomes, from individuals to populations, from species to communities, are in constant pursuit of the best strategies to react to the natural and anthropic environmental changes. The arrangement of new and dynamic ecosystems balanced by the formation and the vanishing of species, is the direct consequence of these changes. This book contains comprehensive overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness and distribution, in order to identify the best management strategies to face and solve the conservation problems.
Pages: 378 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1315-7
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Advanced Geoscience Remote Sensing (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: remote sensing
Notes: Nowadays advanced remote sensing technology plays tremendous roles in building a quantitative and comprehensive understanding of how the Earth system works. The advanced remote sensing technology is also used widely to monitor and survey the natural disasters and man-made pollution. Besides, telecommunication is considered as an accuracy remote sensing advanced technology tool. Precise usage of remote sensing and telecommunication cannot be built without comprehensive understanding of mathematics and physics. This book has three parts (i) microwave remote sensing applications, (ii) nuclear, geophysics and telecommunication; and (iii) environment remote sensing investigations.
Pages: 280 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1581-6
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Global Heritage Stone: Towards International Recognition of Building and Ornamental Stones (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This first publication of the Heritage Stone Task Group, established by the IUGS and the IAEG, contains articles discussing a new international designation to recognize natural stone resources of importance to human culture and to safeguard their future supply. It includes examples of stones that might qualify for special status.
Edition: online first
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Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The capability to produce integrated environmental models by coupling together existing models allows researchers to contribute to key challenges affecting the environment, such as climate change. The volume explores all aspects of this technology – the vision of leading proponents, application to practical problems, development of enabling software and the challenges to be faced.
Edition: online first
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Rock Deformation from Field, Experiments and Theory: A Volume in Honour of Ernie Rutter (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The volume focuses on the marrying of field studies, experimental studies and modelling in the field of rock deformation, which has been Professor Rutter’s approach throughout his career. It also reflects on where we have come over the past 40 years, and where approaches in the field should go in the future.
Edition: online first
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The Role of Volatiles in the Genesis, Evolution and Eruption of Arc Magmas (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: The volatile cycle at subduction zones exerts strong control on the petrogenesis, transport, storage, evolution and eruption of arc magmas. This volume highlights recent progress on understanding aspects of this cycle, including its bearing on eruption triggering and volatile release into the atmosphere, through case studies and comprehensive reviews.
Edition: online first
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Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: agricultural and biological sciences
Notes: Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life. This book is a compilation of 11 chapters focused on development of organic agriculture, the role of sustainability in ecosystem and social community, analysis of environmental impacts of the organic farming system and its comparison with the conventional one, crop growing and weed control technologies, organic production, effective microorganisms technology. Continuously, a wide range of research experiments focus on organic agriculture technologies, quality of production, environmental protection and non-chemical, ecologically acceptable alternative solutions. In the book Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability, contributing researchers cover multiple topics respecting modern, precious organic agriculture research.
Pages: 282 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1340-9
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Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination (2014)
Rijeka, Croatia : InTech
Keywords: environmental sciences ; soil sciences
Notes: Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.
Pages: 918 S.
ISBN: 978-953-51-1235-8
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A Stratigraphical Basis for the Anthropocene (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: Humankind has pervasively influenced the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and cryosphere, arguably to the point of fashioning a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. To constrain the Anthropocene as a potential formal unit within the Geological Time Scale, a spectrum of indicators of anthropogenically-induced environmental change is considered, and shown as stratigraphical signals that may be used to characterize an Anthropocene unit, and to recognize its base. This volume describes a range of evidence that may help to define this potential new time unit and details key signatures that could be used in its definition. These signatures include lithostratigraphical (novel deposits, minerals and mineral magnetism), biostratigraphical (macro- and micro-palaeontological successions and human-induced trace fossils) and chemostratigraphical (organic, inorganic and radiogenic signatures in deposits, speleothems and ice and volcanic eruptions). We include, finally, the suggestion that humans have created a further sphere, the technosphere, that drives global change.
Pages: VI, 321 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-628-9
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Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This volume presents a selection of papers showing the current focus of studies of deformation structures and processes within the continental crust. The selected contributions use a large range of analytical techniques suited to the full range of structure sizes and fine-tuned to the physical process that controls the deformation, from the grain boundary at the micro-scale, the lithological contact at the meso-scale to the plate boundary at the global scale. The papers in the volume are grouped into three sections relating to specific lines of research within the analysis of rock deformation structures and processes, in particular in respect to the continental crust: structures within shear zones and faults; magmatic structures, and microstructures and rheology. These sections include papers describing field studies, experimental rock deformation and numerical modelling of deformation processes.
Pages: VI, 239 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-627-2
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Sediment Provenance Studies in Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: Sediment provenance studies concern the origin, composition, transportation and deposition of detritus and therefore are an important part of understanding the links between basinal sedimentation, and hinterland tectonics and unroofing. Such studies can add value at many stages of hydrocarbon exploitation, from identifying regional-scale crustal affinities and sediment dispersal patterns during the earliest stages of exploration, to detailed correlation in producing reservoirs and understanding the impact of mineralogy on reservoir diagenesis. The volume showcases the wide variety of techniques available, using examples and applications from all aspects of sediment provenance research. The papers are organized into four sets around the following themes: Overview: applications of provenance information in hydrocarbon reservoir sandstones Provenance, diagenesis and reservoir quality Provenance studies linking sediment to source Looking forward: development of techniques and data handling This book is dedicated to the memory of Maria Mange and Robert A. Scott.
Pages: VIII, 420 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-370-7
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Notes: Naturally fractured reservoirs constitute a substantial percentage of remaining hydrocarbon resources; they create exploration targets in otherwise impermeable rocks, including under-explored crystalline basement; and they can be used as geological stores for anthropogenic carbon dioxide. Their complex behaviour during production has traditionally proved difficult to predict, causing a large degree of uncertainty in reservoir development. The applied study of naturally fractured reservoirs seeks to constrain this uncertainty by developing new understanding, and is necessarily a broad, integrated, interdisciplinary topic. This book addresses some of the challenges and advances in knowledge, approaches, concepts, and methods used to characterize the interplay of rock matrix and fracture networks, relevant to fluid flow and hydrocarbon recovery. Topics include: describing, characterizing and identifying controls on fracture networks from outcrops, cores, geophysical data, digital and numerical models; geomechanical influences on reservoir behaviour; numerical modelling and simulation of fluid flow; and case studies of the exploration and development of carbonate, siliciclastic and metamorphic naturally fractured reservoirs.
Pages: VI, 425 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-355-4
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Hydrocarbon Exploration to Exploitation West of Shetlands (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: This volume addresses the challenges facing explorers and developers alike in a region that is becoming a major focus of the petroleum industry in the United Kingdom, Faroes and North Norway. Several West of Shetland fields are still in the appraisal phase almost a decade after discovery. Sub-volcanic exploration risks remain high: sub-volcanic structural traps are imaged poorly, and so the geophysical community is responding with the application of latest technology. The more simple reservoirs might not be large enough to prompt informed and speedy development decisions; larger fields might have a combination of complexities, requiring a phased approach to the development. Infrastructure has been slow to arrive and planned developments have been subject to dramatic swings in fiscal regime ranging from special allowances to unexpected tax increases. Environmental challenges are significant when moving into more remote, deeper water. The perception of these challenges by the third parties has become much more acute. To sustain its right to operate, the industry has to demonstrate safe drilling operations and appropriate response capability with government agencies.
Pages: 229 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-652-3
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Sediment-Body Geometry and Heterogeneity: Analogue Studies for Modelling the Subsurface (2014)
London : The Geological Society
Notes: Over the past 20 years there has been a major growth in efforts to quantify the geometry and dimensions of sediment bodies from analogues to provide quantitative input to geological models. The aim of this volume is to examine the current state of the art, from both an industry and an academic perspective. Contributions discuss the challenges of extracting relevant data from different types of sedimentary analogue (outcrop, process models, seismic) and the application and significance of such information for improving predictions from subsurface static and dynamic models. Special attention is given to modelling reservoir properties and gridding issues for predicting subsurface fluid flow. As such, the volume is expected to be of interest to both the geoscience community concerned with the fundamentals of sedimentary architecture as well as geological modellers and engineers interested in how these characteristics are modelled and influence subsurface predictions.
Pages: VII, 299 S.
ISBN: 978-1-86239-372-1
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The bubble economy : is sustainable growth possible? (2014)
Cambridge [u.a.] : MIT Press
Call number: PIK B 160-14-0147
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Power resources -- History ; Financial crises -- History ; Sustainable development -- History
Notes: Contents: Background -- On the role(s) of energy in the economy -- A brief history of bubbles and busts through 1933 -- Post World War II -- After the end of Glass-Steagall -- The role of misbehavior -- Where do we stand today? -- A policy agenda for stabilization -- Economic growth -- Concluding thoughts about bubbles and energy.
Pages: XIV, 370 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-0-262-02743-4
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Handbuch Energiewende (2013)
Essen : etv, Energieverl.
Call number: PIK P 120-14-0145
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Deutschland ; Energiepolitik ; Erneuerbare Energien ; Elektrizitätsversorgung ; Elektrizitätsmarkt
Notes: Contents: Netze und Infrastruktur ; Erneuerbare Energien ; Energieeffizienz ; Wettbewerb und Marktdesign ; Industrie, Preise und Finanzierung ; Energieträger und Versorgungssicherheit ; Die Energiewende aus der Sicht des Auslands ; Querschnittsthemen und Herausforderungen
Pages: 940 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-942370-40-0
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Strategic facilitation of complex decision-making : how process and context matter in global climate change negotiations (2014)
Cham [u.a.] : Springer
Call number: PIK B 160-14-0144
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Economics ; Climatic changes ; Environmental law ; Environmental economics ; Operations research ; Economics/Management Science ; Conflict Management ; Decision-Making ; Negotiation ; Path Dependence ; Simulation Games
Notes: Contents: Part I Introduction ; 1 Introduction: Decision-Making, Global Negotiations and Climate Change: The Making of a Decision Framework ; Part II The Climate Change Negotiations: The Value of Context and Modeled Experience ; 2 Contextualization of Multilateral Climate Change Negotiations: Understanding the Meaning of Path Dependency for Decision-Making ; 3 Negotiation Re-visited: Understanding Decision-making ; 4 Simulation as Method of Research: Learning from Experiences of the COP15 Games ; 5 Complexities in Global Climate Talks: Stumbling Blocks to Decision Making ; Part III Understanding the Conflictual Relations in the Global Climate Talks ; 6 The Entanglement of Global Climate Talks in North-South Relations: Identity Politics in the Trajectories of Relations ; 7 Rethinking Paradigms in Global Climate Talks: Conceptualizing Equitable Access to Sustainable Development (EASD) ; Part IV Strategic Facilitation of Global Climate Negotiations: Opportunities and Intervention ; 8 Strategic Facilitation of the Climate Decision Making Process: Leadership and Coordination as Basis for Long-Term Cooperation ; 9 Managing the Bargaining Table Through Flexibility Mechanisms: The Benefits of Coalitions and Sequencing ; Part V Conclusion ; 10 Conclusion: Decision-Making, Global Negotiations and Climate Change - Lessons for Theory and for Practice
Pages: XVII, 266 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-319-06196-2
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Architekten der Arbeit : Positionen, Entwürfe, Kontroversen (2014)
Hamburg : Ed. Körber-Stiftung
Additional Authors: Nietmann, Ralf [Ill.]
Call number: PIK B 410-14-0146
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Notes: Contents: Die Arbeit der Zukunft braucht uns alle! ; ARBEIT IN DEUTSCHLAND, EUROPA UND DER WELT ; Richard Sennett: Über neue Organisationsmodelle im flexiblen Kapitalismus ; Richard B. Freeman: Über soziale Ungleichheit und Mitarbeiterbeteiligung ; Peter A. Hall: Über die Zukunftschancen der sozialen Marktwirtschaft ; MEGATRENDS, ARBEITSCLÜCK UND DIE STILLE REVOLUTION ; Matthias Horx: Über Zukunftsforschung und Megatrends ; Tim Hagemann: Über Arbeitszufriedenheit und psychische Belastungen ; Mercedes Bunz: Über die schleichende Digitalisierung aller Lebensbereiche ; INNENANSICHTEN UND PRAKTISCHE PERSPEKTIVEN ; Thomas Satteiberger: Über die Demokratisierung der Arbeitswelt ; Günter Wallraff: Über Arbeit im freien Fall ; Henning Kagermann: Über das Internet der Dinge, Daten und Dienste ; Detlef Wetzel: Über den Kurswechsel für ein gutes Leben ; Brigitte Ederer: Über die Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie ; Michael Sommer: Über die Humanisierung der Arbeit ; POLITISCHE REFLEXION UND GESTALTUNG ; Franz Müntefering: Über eine Arbeitswelt ohne Altersschranken ; Rita Süssmuth: Über Frauen, Zuwanderung und Integration ; Kurt Biedenkopf: Über Zukunftsvorsorge und Reformfähigkeit ; Katrin Göring-Eckardt: Über den ökologischen Umbau der Wirtschaft ; Christian Lindner: Über die liberale Chancengesellschaft ; Katja Kipping: Über das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen
Pages: 310 S. : Ill.
ISBN: 978-3-89684-156-8
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Projektfinanzierung : Risikomanagement und Finanzierung (2013)
München : Oldenbourg
Call number: PIK B 522-14-0143
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Projektfinanzierung
Notes: Contents: 1 Problemstellung ; 2 Begriffliche Abgrenzungen ; 3 Marktversagenstatbestände bei Projektfinanzierungen ; 4 Risikomanagement bei Projektfinanzierungen ; 5 Moderne Projektfinanzierung: Das magische Dreieck von Rendite, Risiko und Liquidität ; 6 Moderne Projektfinanzierung: Agenten- und Transaktionskosten ; 7 Resümee
Pages: VI, 270 S. : graph. Darst.
Edition: 3., überarb. Aufl.
ISBN: 978-3-486-59814-8
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INTERACT station catalogue (2012)
Aarhus : DCE - Danish Centre for Enviroment and Energy, Aarhus University
Call number: M 14.0154
Location: Building A17
Location: AWI
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Branch Library: AWI Library
Keywords: Arktis
Pages: 192 S. : überw. farb. Ill., graph. Darst.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 978-87-92825-58-2
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La géomorphologie paraglaciaire : changements climatiques, fonte des glaciers et crises érosives associées (2011)
Sarrebruck : Éditions universitaires européennes
Call number: AWI G3-14-0030
Location: AWI
Branch Library: AWI Library
Notes: Table des matières. - Sommaire. - Introduction generale. - Premiere partie : La geomorphologie paraglaciaire : approche epistemologique. - Introduction de la premiere partie. - Chapitre 1 Le concept de paraglaciaire, evolution semantique. - Introduction du chapitre 1. - 1 Le "paraglaciaire" : naissance d'un concept. - 1.1. Les articles de June M. Ryder de 1971. - 1.2. La conceptualisation du "paraglaciaire" par M. Church et J. M. Ryder en 1972. - 1.2.1. Les processus paraglaciaires. - 1.2.2. La sequence paraglaciaire. - 2. Le "paraglaciaire" avant Ia naissance du concept. - 2.1. Les "Messieurs Jourdain" du paraglaciaire. - 2.2. Les premieres utilisations du terme "paraglaciaire" avant J. M. Ryder (1971). - 2.2.1. Les tentatives de substirution du terme "periglaciaire" par celui de "paraglaciaire". - 2.2.2. L'utilisation du terme "paraglaciaire" sans definition du concept. - Conclusion du premier chapitre. - Chapitre 2 Le "geosysteme paraglaciaire" : concept integrateur?. - Introduction du deuxieme chapitre. - 1. La determination de Ia duree de Ia sequence paraglaciaire. - 1.1. Le modele de calibration du destockage sedimentaire paraglaciaire selon Ballamyne. - 1.2. Le modele sedimentaire paraglaciaire selon Church et Slaymaker. - 1.3. Les perturbations externes au modele de destockage paraglaciaire. - 2. Definition du concept de "geosysteme paraglaciaire". - 2.1. Le concept de "geosysreme". - 2.2. Le concept de "geosysteme paraglaciaire". - 3. Les sous-systemes face aux sequences paraglaciaires. - 3.1. Le sous-systeme gravitaire au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3.2. Le sous-systeme fluvial au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3.3. Le sous-systeme lacustre au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3.4. Le sous-systeme eolien au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3.5. Le sous-systeme littoral au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3.6. Le sous-systeme marin au cours d'une sequence paraglaciaire. - 3. 7. Le sous-systeme socio-spatial face aux aleas paraglaciaires. - Conclusion du deuxieme chapitre. - Conclusion de la premiere partie. - Deuxieme partie : La geomorphologie paraglaciaire : approche spatio-temporelle. - Introduction de la deuxieme partie. - Chapitre 3 Les changements climatiques a l'origine des crises paraglaciaires. - Introduction du troisieme chapitre. - 1. L'origine des changements climatiques. - 1.1. L'origine tectonique. - 1.2. L'origine astronomique. - 1.3. Les gaz a effet de serre. - 2. Les echelles spatio-temporelles des changements climatiques. - 2.1. Les changements climatiques majeurs dans le passe. - 2.1.1. Les glaciations anterieures au Pleistocene. - 2.1.2. Les archives climatiques pleistocenes des forages glaciaires. - 2.2. La variabilite du clirnat. - 2.2.1. Les interstades de Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO). - 2.2.2. Les evenements de Heinrich. - 2.2.3. L'oscillation Nord Atlantique (NAO). - 2.2.4. L'oscillation arctique (AO). - 2.3. Les changements actuels et futurs du climat. - 2.3.1. Le rechauffement du bassin arctique. - 2.3.2. L'albedo : cle de comprehension du systeme climatique arctique. - 2.3.3. Les boucles de retroaction du systeme climatique arctique. - 2.3.4. Les nuances regionales et locales au sein du monde polaire. - 2.3.5. Changements climatiques et couvertures vegetales. - Conclusion du troisieme chapitre. - Chapitre 4 Les crises geomorphologiques paraglaciaires. - Introduction du quatrieme chapitre. - 1. Definition d'une crise geomorphologique paraglaciaire. - 1.1. La notion de seuil et son application au paraglaciaire. - 1.2. Le concept "d'equilibre dynarnique" applique au paraglaciaire. - 1.3. Le conccpt de "sensibilite". - 1.4. Application du modele de destockage sedimentaire paraglaciaire de Ballantyne. - 2. Les echelles temporelles des crises geomorphologiques paraglaciaires. - 2.1. Crises paraglaciaires instantanees. - 2.1.1. Les jökulhlaups sur les piemonts islandais. - 2.1.2. Les enseignements de la marge de glacier Baron au Spitsberg. - 2.2. Crises paraglaciaires d'echelle decennale. - 2.2.1. Les enseignements du sous-systeme gravitaire du Colletthogda (Spitsberg). - 2.2.2. Les enseignements du sous-systeme fluvial : l'evolution des sandurs islandais en contexte paraglaciaire. - 2.2.3. Les enseignements du sous-systeme littoral : Ia progradation des littoraux meubles au Spitsberg. - 2.3. Crises paraglaciaires d'echelle centennale : les enseignements des metamorphoses fluviales alpines. - 2.4. Crises paraglaciaires d'echelle millennale. - 2.4.1. Decohesion postglaciaire des parois. - 2.4.2. L'encaissement du reseau hydrographique. - 2.4.3. Le "volcanisme paraglaciaire". - Conclusion du quatrieme chapitre. - Conclusion de Ia deuxieme partie : Les limites spatio-temporelles du paraglaciaire. - Les limites du paraglaciaire actif. - Les limites du paleo-paraglaciaire. - Les limites du paraglaciaire potentiel. - Troisieme partie : La geomorphologie paraglaciaire : pour une relecture des formes des milieux froids. - Introduction de Ia troisieme partie. - Chapitre 5 Les formes paraglaciaires sricto sensu. - Introduction du cinquieme chapitre. - 1 Les formes paraglaciaires sur les versants. - 1.1. Les formes associees a Ia decohesion des parois. - 1.2. Les formes liees a l'ajustement paraglaciaire des depots de pente. - 2 Les formes paraglaciaires sur les surfaces. - 3 Les formes littorales paraglaciaires. - 4 Les formes liees aux accumulations offshore paraglaciaires. - 5 Le nano-paraglaciaire : approche microscopique. - Conclusion du cinquieme chapitre. - Chapitre 6 Le röle de Ia sequence paraglaciaire dans l'elaboration des formes glaciaires et periglaciaires. - Introduction du sixieme chapitre. - 1. Les formes majeures d'evidement : glaciaires ou paraglaciaires?. - 1.1. Les cirques. - 1.2. Les vallees en auge. - 1.3. Les fjords. - 2. Les formes d'echelle moyenne d'accumulation sur les surfaces : glaciaires ou paraglaciaires?. - 2.1. Les hummocky moraines moraines et les kettles. - 2.2. Les drumlins. - 2.3. Les eskers. - 2.4. Les kames. - 3. Les formes d'echelle moyenne d'accumulation au pied des versants : periglaciaires ou paraglaciaires?. - 3.1. Les glaciers rocheux : glaciaires, periglaciaires ou paraglaciaires?. - 3.2. Les tabliers et les cones d'eboulis : periglaciaires ou paraglaciaires?. - 4. Le concept de "paraperiglaciaire". - 4.1. Les premieres utilisations du terme de "paraperiglaciaire". - 4.2. Les processus et les formes paraperiglaciaires. - 4.3. Les limites spatio-temporelles du paraperiglaciaire. - Conclusion du sixieme chapitre. - Conclusion de la troisieme partie. - Conclusion generale. - 1 Le concept de paraglaciaire peut-il tout expliquer?. - 2 L'apport du concept de paraglaciaire a la comprehension des formes des milieux froids. - 3 Les crises paraglaciaires. - 4 - Les pistes de recherche a explorer. - Bibliographie. - Table des illusttations. - Table des matieres.
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ISBN: 978-613-1-59447-2
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Les pôles (2010)
s.l. : Centre d'enseignement supérieur de la Marine
Call number: AWI P5-14-0031
Location: AWI
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Notes: Table des matières: Éditorial. - Les pôles. - La participation de la Marine aux activités des Terres australes et antarctiques fran~aises. - L'Union européenne et l'Arctique. - Activités fran~aises en Antarctique. L'exploration, la science et l'État. - Le statut de l'Antarctique, cinquante ans après la signture du traité de Washington. - L'Antarctique en 2010: brève approche géopolitique du sixième continent. - Les enjeux militaires de l'Arctique. - Le Canada, pays nordique, pays arctique. - La conquête des pôles. - Dans les pas de Paul-Émile Victor. - Le rechauffement climatique et les écosystèmes polaires. - Une aventure humaine et technologique. Le défi de l'Arctique. - La réalité économique des voies maritimes du nord. - La prospection et l'exploitation de nouvelles réserves d'hydrocarbures en Arctique. - Le tourisme polaire en vitesse de croisière.
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Le ruissellement au Spitsberg : [le monde polaire face aux changements climatiques] (2001)
Clermont-Ferrand : Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal
Call number: AWI P9-14-0029
Location: AWI
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Keywords: Klimaänderung ; Meereis ; Abfluss ; Prognose ; Spitzbergen
Notes: Table des matières: Avant-propos. - INTRODUCTION GÉNÉRALE. - 1. Problematique. - 2. Le cadre geographique du Spitsberg. - 3. Demarche, methode et plan de l'ouvrage. - PREMIÈRE PARTIE : LE RUISSELLEMENT DANS LE TEMPS. - Introduction : un bilan hydrologique favorable au ruissellement ?. - Chapitre 1 Les entrees du systeme hydrologique . - Chapitre 2 Les pertes du systeme hydrologique. - Chapitre 3 Quel bilan hydrologique pour Ia dynamique du ruissellement?. - Conclusion de Ia premiere partie :Un calendrier du ruissellement favorable a l'erosion?. - DEUXIEME PARTIE : LE RUISSELLEMENT DANS L'ESPACE. - lntroduction : des paysages marques par Je ruissellement?. - Chapitre 4 Les versants : entre gelifraction et ruissellement. - Chapitre 5 Les moraines : vestiges glaciaires remanies par le ruissellement. - Chapitre 6 - Les sandurs : construction et destruction par le ruissellement. - Conclusion de Ia deuxieme partie: l'omnipresence du ruissellement dans les paysages. - TROISIEME PARTIE : ESSAI DE QUANTIFICATION DU TRAVAIL GEOMORPHOLOGIQUE DU RUISSELLEMENT. - Introduction: Ia quantification de l'erosion par le ruissellement en milieu polaire. - Chapitre 7 L'erosion saisonniere du bassin-versant carbonate du Zeppelinfjellet. - Chapitre 8 L'erosion seculaire des moraines. - Chapitre 9 L'erosion plurimillenaire des littoraux. - Conclusion de Ia troisieme partie : Le ruissellement dans le concert des processus. - CONCLUSION GENERALE. - Le ruissellement ou Ia metamorphose des paysages polaires. - 1. Une dynamique du ruissellement limitee dans le temps. - 2. Un impact omnipresent dans l'espace. - 3. Le ruissellement: moteur de Ia metamorphose des paysages polaires. - 3.1. Un triple impact spatio-temporel. - 3.2. Un relais spatio-temporel de processus assure par le ruissellement. - 3.3. Une mutation spatio-temporelle de processus assuree par le ruissellement. - 4. Le ruissellement dans !es milieux polaires et le Global Change. - Bibliographie. - Tables des illustrations. - Table des figures. - Liste des tableaux. - Table des photographies. - Table des matieres.
Pages: 278 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 2-84516-150-6
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The empire of value : a new foundation for economics (2014)
Cambridge [u.a.] : MIT Press
Additional Authors: DeBevoise, M. B. [Übers.]
Call number: PIK B 140-14-0148
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Notes: Contents: Introduction ; Part 1 Critique of Political Economy ; 1 Substance value ; 2 Market objectivity ; 3 Scarcity and status ; Part 2 The Institution of Value ; 4 Money ; 5 A new approach to value ; Part 3 Market Finance ; 6 Financial valuation ; 7 Liquidity and speculation ; Part IV Self-referential Finance and the Subprime Crisis ; 8 Euphoria: 2003 to 2007 ; 9 The crisis: 2007 to 2008 ; Conclusion
ISBN: 978-0-262-02697-0
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Call number: PIK N 071-14-0142
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Notes: Contents: Introduction ; 1. A Climate-Constrained World ; 2. Shifting the Boundary: The Role of Innovation ; 3. Getting to Yes ; 4. Coping with Uncertainty ; 5. Climate Policy and the Forestry Sector: The Role of Non-energy Emissions ; 6. Adaptation and Mitigation: What is the Optimal Balance? ; 7. A Focus on the Latest Developments in the Modelling of Mitigation Options ; 8. Conclusions ; 9. Complete List of Publications that Use WITCH
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ISBN: 978-1-84980-949-8
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Jahresbericht / Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig und Berlin: 2013 (2014)
Call number: S 92.0195(2013)
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Pages: 159 S. . Ill., graph. Darst. + Beil.
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Call number: S 12.0203(2014)
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Erdbebenbeobachtung im Freistaat Sachsen/[6.]: 2010 - 2012 (2013)
Call number: S 00.0625(2010 -2012)
Location: Building A17
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Keywords: Erdbeben ; Sachsen
Pages: 42 S. : farb. Ill + graph. Darst.
Classification: Seismology
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Semiannual technical summary: 1 January - 30 June 2013 (2013)
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Call number: S 99.0085(1-2013)
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Keywords: [209]Seismologie NORSAR
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Microbial life of the deep biosphere (2014)
Berlin [u.a.] : Walter de Gruyter
Call number: M 14.0104
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 20-2 / Geomicrobiology
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Keywords: Mikrobiologie
Notes: Over the last two decades, exploration of the deep subsurface biosphere has developed into a major research area. New findings constantly challenge our concepts of global biogeochemical cycles and the ultimate limits to life.In order to explain our observations from deep subsurface ecosystems it is necessary to develop truly interdisciplinary approaches, ranging from microbiology and geochemistry to physics and modeling.This book aims to bring together a wide variety of topics, covering the broad range of issues that are associated with deep biosphere exploration. Not only does the book present case studies of selected projects, but also treats questions arising from our current knowledge. Despite nearly two decades of research, there are still many boundaries to exploration caused by technical limitations and one section of the book is devoted to these technical challenges and the latest developments in this field. This volume will be of high interest to biologists, chemists and earth scientists all working on the deep biosphere.
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Meteorologische Arbeiten aus Leipzig/18.: Meteorologische Arbeiten ... und Jahresbericht 2012 des Instituts für Meteorologie der Universität Leipzig (2013)
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Pages: 106 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-9814401-1-9
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Keywords: Meeresgeologie ; Meeresboden ; Mittelozeanischer Rücken ; Submarin-hydrothermale Lagerstätte ; Metallogenese ; Erzlagerstätte ; Hydrothermalgebiet ; Riftsystem ; Subduktion ; Submariner Vulkanismus ; Lagerstättenbildung
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Arctic climate and water change : Information relevance for assessment and adaptation (2013)
Stockholm : Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University
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Keywords: Hydrology ; Monitoring ; Climate Change ; Adaptatation ; Arctic ; Arktis
Notes: The Arctic is subject to growing economic and political interest. Meanwhile, its water and climate systems are in rapid transformation. Relevant and accessible information about water and climate is therefore vital to detect, understand and adapt to the changes. This thesis investigates hydrological monitoring systems, climate model data, and our understanding of hydro-climatic change, for adaptation to water system changes in the Arctic. Results indicate a lack of harmonized water chemistry data, which may impede efforts to understand transport and origin of key waterborne constituents. Further development of monitoring cannot rely only on a reconciliation of observations and projections on where climate change will be the most severe, as they diverge in this regard. Climate model simulations of drainage basin temperature and precipitation have improved between two recent model generations, but large inaccuracies remain for precipitation projections. Late 20th-century discharge changes in major Arctic rivers generally show excess of water relative to precipitation changes. This indicates a possible contribution of stored water from permafrost or groundwater to sea level rise. The river contribution to the increasing Arctic Ocean freshwater inflow matches that of glaciers, which underlines the importance of considering all sources when assessing change. To provide adequate information for research and policy, Arctic hydrological and hydrochemical monitoring needs to be extended, better integrated and made more accessible. This especially applies to hydrochemistry monitoring, where a more complete set of monitored basins is motivated, including a general extension for the large unmonitored areas close to the Arctic Ocean. Improvements in climate model parameterizations are needed, in particular for precipitation projections. Finally, further water-focused data and modeling efforts are required to resolve the source of excess discharge in Arctic rivers.
ISBN: 978-91-7447-638-5

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