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Extremes, Abrupt Changes and Managing Risk


Collins, M and Sutherland, M and Bouwer, L and Cheong, S-M and Frolicher, T and DesCombes, HJ and Roxy, MK and Losada, I and McInnes, K and Ratter, B and Rivera-Arriga, E and Susanto, RD and Swingedouw, D and Tibig, L and Bakker, P and Eakin, CM and Emanuel, K and Grose, M and Hemer, M and Jackson, L and Kaab, A and Kajtar, J and Knutson, T and Laufkotter, C and Noy, I and Payne, M and Ranasinghe, R and Sgubin, G and Timmermans, M-L, Extremes, Abrupt Changes and Managing Risk, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, H-O Portner, DC Roberts, V Masson-Delmotte, P Zhai, M Tignor, E Poloczanska, K Mintenbeck (ed), United Nations, pp. 589-655. (2019) [Other Book Chapter]

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This chapter assesses extremes and abrupt or irreversible changes in the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate, to identify regional hot spots, cascading effects, their impacts on human and natural systems, and sustainable and resilient risk management strategies. It is not comprehensive in terms of the systems assessed and some information on extremes, abrupt and irreversible changes, in particular for the cryosphere, may be found in other chapters.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:climate, extremes, abrupt changes, risks; IPCC, SROCC, climate change
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Climate change science
Research Field:Climate change processes
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Hemer, M (Dr Mark Hemer)
UTAS Author:Kajtar, J (Dr Jules Kajtar)
ID Code:148967
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2022-02-25
Last Modified:2022-02-28
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