WorldCat Identities

Karl, Thomas

Overview
Works: 57 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 3,576 library holdings
Genres: Maps  Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Observations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC903.2.U6, 551.6973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Karl
Drought and natural resources management in the United States : impacts and implications of the 1987-89 drought by William R Travis( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather and climate extremes : changes, variations, and a perspective from the insurance industry( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are extreme weather events becoming more common? How do extreme weather events impact society? These are critical questions that must be examined as we confront the possibility that the world will experience a change in climate over the next century. Much of the research in climatology over the past decade has focused on potential changes in long- term averages of temperature, precipitation and other factors. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that changes in average values will be accompanied by changes in extreme events. Furthermore, extreme weather events will impact society to a greater extent as people around the world continue to locate in more hazard-prone areas such as coastal zones. This book represents a major step forwards in developing a comprehensive set of information about changes in extreme events by providing a review of the problems in data availability, quality and analysis that make deriving a clear picture of world-wide changes in extreme events so difficult. Audience: The book is intended for policy-makers, professionals, graduate students and others interested in learning how extreme weather events have changed, and how they impact society both now and in the future
Long-term climate monitoring by the Global Climate Observing System by Thomas Karl( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the climate warming? Is the hydrological cycle intensifying? Is the climate becoming more variable or extreme? Is the chemical composition of the atmosphere changing? Is the solar irradiance constant? Answers to these questions are fundamental to understanding, predicting, and assessing climate on time scales ranging from weeks to a century. Atmospheric, oceanic, and environmental scientists have primarily relied on an ad-hoc collection of disparate environmental observational and data management systems to address these problems. But these systems were not designed to measure climate variations and, as a result, changes and variations of the earth system during the instrumental climate record is far from unequivocal. This book develops a framework from which a Global Climate Observing System, currently being discussed in international forums, can be implemented to monitor changes and variations of climate. <br/> Audience: Administrators, policy makers, professionals, graduate students, and others interested in learning how we can ensure a long-term climate record for application to national economic development and understanding ecosystem dynamics
An atlas of United States monthly and seasonal temperature anomalies, December 1930 - November 1984 by Daniel R Cayan( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly Palmer Moisture Anomaly Indices (1931-1984) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of sunshine data in the United States, 1891-1980 by Fred Doehring( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly Palmer moisture anomaly indices (1895-1930) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weather and climate extremes in a changing climate : regions of focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific Islands( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly Palmer drought severity index (1931-1983) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global climate change impacts in the United States : a state of knowledge report by U.S. Global Change Research Program( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report summarizes the science and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It focuses on climate change impacts in different regions of the U.S. and on various aspects of society and the economy such as energy, water, agriculture, and health. It's also a report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels. In addition to discussing the impacts of climate change in the U.S., the report also highlights the choices we face in response to human-induced climate change. It is clear that impacts in the United States are already occurring and are projected to increase in the future, particularly if the concentration of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to rise. So, choices about how we manage greenhouse gas emissions will have far-reaching consequences for climate change impacts. Similarly, there are choices to be made about adaptation strategies than can help to reduce or avoid some of the undesirable impacts of climate change. This report provides many of the scientific underpinnings for effective decisions to be made--at the national and at the regional level
Statewide average climatic history( Book )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly Palmer drought severity index (1895-1930) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of mean winter temperature departures from the long-term mean over the contiguous United States 1895-1983 by Henry F Diaz( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an Earth Science Enterprise federation : results from a workshop by National Research Council Staff( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probabilities and precipitation required to end/ameliorate droughts by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly and seasonal precipitation departures from normal (1895-1985) for the contiguous United States : fall by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly and seasonal precipitation departures from normal (1895-1985) for the contiguous United States : summer by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atlas of monthly and seasonal precipitation departures from normal (1895-1985) for the contiguous United States : spring by Thomas Karl( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere : steps for understanding and reconciling differences by Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Weather and climate extremes : changes, variations, and a perspective from the insurance industry
Alternative Names
Karl, Thomas R.

Thomas R. Karl Director of the NOAA

Languages
English (70)

Covers
Global climate change impacts in the United States : a state of knowledge reportToward an Earth Science Enterprise federation : results from a workshop