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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
journal article 2018
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Bouwer, LM (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Changes in society's vulnerability to natural hazards are important to understand, as they determine current and future risks, and the need to improve protection. Very large impacts including high numbers of fatalities occur due to single storm surge flood events. Here, we report on impacts of global coastal storm surge events since the year...
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Van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan (author), Van Der Wiel, Karin (author), Sebastian, A.G. (author), Singh, Roop (author), Arrighi, Julie (author), Otto, Friederike (author), Haustein, Karsten (author), Li, Sihan (author), Vecchi, Gabriel (author), Cullen, Heidi (author)

During August 25-30, 2017, Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas and caused extreme precipitation, particularly over Houston and the surrounding area on August 26-28. This resulted in extensive flooding with over 80 fatalities and large economic costs. It was an extremely rare event: the return period of the highest observed three-day...

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Pearson, S.G. (author), Storlazzi, C.D. (author), van Dongeren, A. R. (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)

Many low-elevation, coral reef-lined, tropical coasts are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and wave-induced flooding. The considerable morphological diversity of these coasts and the variability of the hydrodynamic forcing that they are exposed to make predicting wave-induced flooding a challenge. A process-based...

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Stead, D. (author)
Different policy approaches and responses to common environmental challenges, such as climate change, exist between countries, and sometimes even within countries. This situation arises because public policy-makers are not only driven by concerns of theoretical purity but are also influenced by a range of social, political, economic, cultural...
journal article 2017
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Berghuijs, W.R. (author), Larsen, Joshua R. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Woods, Ross A. (author)

Precipitation (P) and potential evaporation (Ep) are commonly studied drivers of changing freshwater availability, as aridity (Ep/P) explains ∼90% of the spatial differences in mean runoff across the globe. However, it is unclear if changes in aridity over time are also the most important cause for temporal changes in...

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Frederikse, T. (author), Simon, K.M. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author)

Sea-level rise and decadal variability along the northwestern coast of the North Atlantic Ocean are studied in a self-consistent framework that takes into account the effects of solid-earth deformation and geoid changes due to large-scale mass redistribution processes. Observations of sea and land level changes from tide gauges and GPS are...

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Black, K.P. (author), Baba, M. (author), Kurian, N.P. (author), Urich, P. (author), Narayan, B. (author), Stanley, D.O. (author), Mathew, J. (author)
A general overview publication how to prepare the Indian coastline for climate change. The key document is Volume 1: “Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Coastal Protection and Management in India”. The Guidelines document (Volume I) is self-contained, with adequate information to understand the Guidelines and put them into practice. It is...
report 2017
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van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), Hut, R.W. (author), Gentine, Pierre (author), Guerin, MF (author), Oliveira, Rafael (author), Wagner, Jim (author), Selker, John (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Trees play a crucial role in the water, carbon and nitrogen cycle on local, regional and global scales. Understanding the exchange of momentum, heat, water, and CO 2 between trees and the atmosphere is important to assess the impact of drought, deforestation and climate change. Unfortunately, ground measurements of tree properties such as mass...
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Kahsay, Tewodros Negash (author), Kuik, Onno (author), Brouwer, Roy (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)

A multi-country, multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is employed to evaluate the economy-wide impacts of climate change under the IPCC's A2 and B1 scenarios and existing irrigation development plans in the Nile basin. The study reveals that climate change adversely affects mainly downstream Egypt and to a lesser extent...

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Leal Filho, Walter (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Omeche Emanche, Victoria (author), Quasem Al-Amin, Abul (author)
The impacts of climate changes on cities, which are home to over half of the world’s population, are already being felt. In many cases, the intensive speed with which urban centres have been growing means that little attention has been paid to the role played by climatic factors in maintaining quality of life. Among the negative consequences of...
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Grewe, V. (author), Dahlmann, K. (author), Flink, J. (author), Frömming, C. (author), Ghosh, R. (author), Gierens, K. (author), Heller, R (author), Hendricks, J. (author), Jockel, P. (author), Kaufmann, S. (author), Kölker, K. (author), Linke, F. (author), Luchkova, T. (author), Lührs, B. (author), van Manen, Jesper (author), Matthes, S (author), Minikin, A. (author), Niklaß, Malte (author), Plohr, M. (author), Righi, M. (author), Rosanka, S. (author), Schmitt, A (author), Schumann, U (author), Terekhov, I. (author), Unterstrasser, S. (author), Vázquez-Navarro, M. (author), Voigt, C. (author), Wicke, K. (author), Yamashita, H. (author), Zahn, A. (author), Ziereis, H. (author)
The WeCare project (Utilizing Weather information for Climate efficient and eco efficient future aviation), an internal project of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR), aimed at finding solutions for reducing the climate impact of aviation based on an improved understanding of the atmospheric impact from...
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Snelder, M. (author), Calvert, S.C. (author)
Adverse weather conditions regularly lead to severe congestion and large travel time delays on road networks all over the world. Different climate scenarios indicate that in the future adverse weather conditions are likely to become more frequent, last longer and will be more extreme. Although climate mitigation measures are being taken, it...
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Murphy, L.C. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to add knowledge to the role and impact of policy instruments in meeting energy performance ambition in the existing owner occupied housing stock. The focus was instruments available in the Netherlands in 2011 and 2012. These instruments represented the 'on the ground' efforts to meet climate change targets.
doctoral thesis 2016
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Clifford Holmes, J.K.V. (author), Pollard, S (author), Biggs, H (author), Chihambakwe, Kundai (author), Jonker, Willem (author), York, Theo (author), Andres Diaz, Fabio (author), Slinger, J.H. (author)
In this paper, we report on a concerted modelling effort in the South African water resources sector in which system dynamics provides the paradigmatic framing for both a stakeholder engagement process and for developing an underpinning, integrative simulation model. We describe the design of the parallel modelling approach and examine the...
conference paper 2016
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Keenan, J.M. (author)
With climate change well underway, cities worldwide are struggling to develop and apply knowledge that will help advance social, environmental and economic adaptation to extreme weather and changing ecologies. Nowhere is this need more pressing than in the design, development and management of the built environment in New York City. In...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bollinger, L.A. (author), Dijkema, G.P.J. (author)
This paper reports the development and results of a model exploring the resilience of the Dutch electricity transmission infrastructure to extreme weather events. Climate change is anticipated to result in an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events over the coming decades. Situated in a low-lying coastal delta, the...
journal article 2016
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Huibregtse, E. (author), Morales Napoles, O. (author), Hellebrandt, L. (author), Paprotny, D. (author), De Wit, S. (author)
This paper presents a risk-based method to quantify climate change effects on road infrastructure, as a support for decision-making on interventions. This can be implemented in climate adaptation plans as an element of asset management. The method is illustrated by a specific case in which traffic on a road network is disrupted by the flooding...
journal article 2016
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Bhamidipati, S.K. (author), Van der Lei, T.T.E. (author), Herder, P.M. (author)
Physical infrastructures facilitate much of societal and economic wellbeing of countries, regions and urban areas. In our increasingly urbanizing world, infrastructures in urban areas are densely located and interconnected. The effects of this interconnectedness are being studied increasingly, particularly in light of climate change effects. In...
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), van der Hoeven, F.D. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The urban heat island effect is often associated with large metropolises. However, in the Netherlands even small cities will be affected by the phenomenon in the future (Hove et al., 2011), due to the dispersed or mosaic urbanisation patterns in particularly the southern part of the country: the province of North Brabant. This study analyses the...
journal article 2016
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