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Karl, Thomas

Overview
Works: 47 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 2,727 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Maps  Charts, diagrams, etc  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC879, 550.285
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Most widely held works by Thomas Karl
Toward an Earth Science Enterprise federation results from a workshop ( )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weather and climate extremes in a changing climate regions of focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific Islands ( )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weather and climate extremes : changes, variations, and a perspective from the insurance industry ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 121 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 )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 102 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/> <em>Audience:</em> 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
Atlas of monthly Palmer Moisture Anomaly Indices (1895-1930) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl ( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices (1931-1983) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl ( )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of monthly Palmer drought severity index (1895-1930) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl ( )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of monthly Palmer Hydrological Drought Indices (1895-1930) for the contiguous United States by Thomas Karl ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 29 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 27 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
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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statewide average climatic history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probabilities and precipitation required to end/ameliorate droughts by Thomas Karl ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 14 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical sunshine and cloud data in the United States by P. M Steurer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 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 )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 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
 
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Alternative Names
Karl, Thomas R.
Languages
English (66)
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