El Nino has been with us for centuries, but now we can forcast it, and thus can prepare far in advance for the extreme climatic events it brings. The emerging ability to forecast climate may be of tremendous value to humanity if we learn how to use the information well.
How does society cope with seasonal-to-interannual climatic variations? How have climate forecasts been used--and how useful have they been? What kinds of forecast information are needed? Who is likely to benefit from forecasting skill? What are the benefits of better forecasting?
This book reviews what we know about these and other questions and identifies research directions toward more useful seasonal-to-interannual climate forecasts. In approaching their recommendations, the panel explores:
Table of Contents
|1 Climate Variability, Climate Forecasting, and Society||7-17|
|2 Climate Forecasting and Its Uses||18-37|
|3 Coping with Seasonal-to-Interannual Climatic Variations||38-62|
|4 Making Climate Forecast Information More Useful||63-94|
|5 Measuring the Consequences of Climate Variability and Forecasts||95-123|
|6 Scientific Priorities||124-141|
|About the Authors||160-164|
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