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    Global Warming Scenarios for Ireland and their Implications for Environmental Management.

    Sweeney, John (1997) Global Warming Scenarios for Ireland and their Implications for Environmental Management. In: Global Change and the Irish Environment. Irish Committee for IGBP, Ireland, pp. 155-170. ISBN 1-874045-50-X

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    Regional climate forecasts cannot yet be derived with confidence from general circulation models of the atmosphere, particularly in terms of projecting precipitation changes at middle latitude locations such as Ireland. This paper employs several large datasets relating to Irish precipitation and synoptic circulation types to examine past and present precipitation-circulation relationships. These relationships are then used to make preliminary inferences concerning likely changes in seasonal parameters in a greenhouse-warmed Irish climate. It is concluded that increases of 5-15% in winter precipitation will be accompanied by significant reductions in summer values, especially in eastern Ireland. These projections, allied to the global predictions concerning sea level rise are then used in an examination of some implications, particularly in civil engineering aspects of environmental management.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: global warming; ireland; implications; environmental management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 9980
    Depositing User: Prof. John Sweeney
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 11:21
    Publisher: Irish Committee for IGBP
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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