How is the frequency, location and severity of extreme events likely to change up to 2060?

Goodess, Clare M. (2013) How is the frequency, location and severity of extreme events likely to change up to 2060? Environmental Science & Policy, 27 (Supplement 1). S4-S14. ISSN 1462-9011

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Abstract

Extreme weather events have the potential to influence human migration. This review assesses the state of the scientific knowledge on how the frequency, location and severity of such events are likely to change up to 2060 due to climate change, together with the robustness of that knowledge (particularly with respect to the underlying climate modeling). The evidence indicates robust global increases in the frequency and magnitude of high temperature extremes together with more frequent and intense heavy precipitation events in many, but by no means all, regions. The projected changes in precipitation imply an increase in the risk of river floods, but rather few projections of river discharge and the associated flood risk are available. Projections indicate an increase in intense tropical cyclone activity, but overall a decrease or little change in the total number of cyclones. A number of gaps in knowledge are identified, particularly with respect to compound or combined extreme events (such as storm surge associated with river flooding) and sequences of events (such as successive flooding/drought) which may be most important in terms of impacts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change,extreme weather,hurricanes,migration,precipitation,temperature,geography, planning and development,management, monitoring, policy and law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climate, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2016 00:07
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 11:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59501
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2012.04.001

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