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  1. Content type: Research article

    This study develops an objective rainfall pattern assessment through Markov chain analysis using daily rainfall data from 1980 to 2010, a period of 30 years, for five cities or towns along the south eastern co...

    Authors: Meshach Tettey, Francis T. Oduro, David Adedia and Daniel A. Abaye

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2017 4:6

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Six reference evapotranspiration (ETo) methods including: Papadakis (1966), Turc (1961), Blaney and Criddle (1950), Blaney and Criddle modified by Shih et al. (1977), Penman modified by Frere and Popov (1979) ...

    Authors: Valentine Asong Tellen

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2017 4:4

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Water security has become an increasing concern for many water system managers due to climate change and increased population. In order to improve the security of supply, alternative sources such as harvested ...

    Authors: Lisa J. Blinco, Martin F. Lambert, Angus R. Simpson and Angela Marchi

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2017 4:3

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A network of Protected Areas (PAs) has been the main strategy adopted in India for conservation of biodiversity and wildlife. Thus, more than 600 PAs are established; however, pressures from the human settleme...

    Authors: Mohd. Zeeshan, B. Anjan Kumar Prusty and P. A. Azeez

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2017 4:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We present the Representative Temperature and Precipitation (T&P) GCM Subsetting Approach developed within the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) to select a practical subset of...

    Authors: Alex C. Ruane and Sonali P. McDermid

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2017 4:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In the face of changing environmental and socio-economic drivers, access to, understanding of, and the use of probabilistic climate forecasts and other sources of scientific hydro-climate information are impor...

    Authors: Matthew Babcock, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Mitchell J. Small and Iris Grossmann

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2016 3:3

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Tourism climate indices (TCI) are commonly used to describe the climate conditions suitable for tourism activities, from the planning, investment or daily operations perspectives. A substantial amount of resea...

    Authors: Ghislain Dubois, Jean Paul Ceron, Clotilde Dubois, Maria Dolores Frias and Sixto Herrera

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2016 3:2

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The need to cope with the expected impacts of climate change on socio-ecological systems calls for a closer dialogue between climate scientists and the community of climate information users. We describe an in...

    Authors: Valentina Giannini, Alessio Bellucci and Silvia Torresan

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2016 3:1

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Local climate services become increasingly necessary in making adaptation to our changing climate more understandable and manageable. The ability of current climate information to develop and support local cli...

    Authors: Aristeidis G. Koutroulis, Manolis G. Grillakis, Ioannis K. Tsanis and Daniela Jacob

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2015 2:6

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The paper has in view the assessment of the impact of climate change on agriculture in the main agricultural region of Romania (Bărăgan Plain), by understanding the contextual socio-economic factors of agricul...

    Authors: Mihaela Sima, Elena-Ana Popovici, Dan Bălteanu, Dana Magdalena Micu, Gheorghe Kucsicsa, Carmen Dragotă and Ines Grigorescu

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2015 2:5

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A methodology for estimating secular daily minimum, mean and maximum (Tn, Tm and Tx) temperature records for any urbanised point of a 30-arc-second-resolution grid covering Italy is presented. It is based on the ...

    Authors: Simone Scapin, Francesco Apadula, Michele Brunetti and Maurizio Maugeri

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2015 2:4

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    The term “climate services” is commonly used to refer to the generation of climate information, their transformation according to user needs and the subsequent use of the information in decision making process...

    Authors: Ralf Weisse, Peter Bisling, Lidia Gaslikova, Beate Geyer, Nikolaus Groll, Mahboubeh Hortamani, Volker Matthias, Moritz Maneke, Insa Meinke, Elke MI Meyer, Fabian Schwichtenberg, Florian Stempinski, Frauke Wiese and Katja Wöckner-Kluwe

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2015 2:3

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  13. Content type: Review

    The recognition of the limits of resources is almost as old as the realization that our planet is a sphere leading to concerns about sustainable resources management. Water resources in particular receive grow...

    Authors: Balázs M Fekete and János J Bogárdi

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2015 2:2

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Studying the influence of geographical factors on child growth is important, especially given the increasing interest in climate change and health in resource-poor settings and the recognized importance of gro...

    Authors: Catherine Schwinger, Torleif Markussen Lunde, Peter Andersen, Hallgeir Kismul and Jan Van den Broeck

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:26

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  15. Content type: Essay

    Climate variability and change have long posed substantial challenges for social, economic and natural systems throughout the world. Incorporating information about climate fluctuations and their impacts is an...

    Authors: Lisa Farrow Vaughan, John Furlow, Wayne Higgins, Claudia Nierenberg and Roger Pulwarty

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:23

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  16. Content type: Review

    The production of seasonal forecasts on a routine basis in South Africa started in the early 1990s. Most of the modelling then was based on linear statistical approaches. The subsequent evolution of the season...

    Authors: Willem A Landman

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:22

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) is a premier global research and capacity development institution focused on enhancing society’s capability to understand, use, manage and eva...

    Authors: Gilma Mantilla, Cynthia Thomson, Jessica Sharoff, Anthony G Barnston and Ashley Curtis

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:21

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Climate variability affects a broad swath of socio-economic sectors, and if it increases or the sector becomes overly-tuned to past or present climate conditions, climate variability becomes of increasing conc...

    Authors: M Benno Blumenthal, Michael Bell, John del Corral, Rémi Cousin and Igor Khomyakov

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:19

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  19. Content type: Review

    Advances in our fundamental understanding of the physical climate system provided the necessary scientific underpinnings for the routine production of reliable seasonal climate forecasts and ultimately, the bi...

    Authors: Bradfield Lyon, Alessandra Giannini, Paula Gonzalez and Andrew W Robertson

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:18

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  20. Content type: Synthesis

    This paper describes the work of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and its partners towards the development of climate services for the health sector in Africa; integrating res...

    Authors: Madeleine C Thomson, Simon Mason, Barbara Platzer, Abere Mihretie, Judy Omumbo, Gilma Mantilla, Pietro Ceccato, Michel Jancloes and Stephen Connor

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:17

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  21. Content type: Synthesis

    As human populations grow, so do the resource demands imposed on ecosystems and the impacts of our global footprint. Natural resources are not invulnerable, nor infinitely available. The environmental impacts ...

    Authors: Pietro Ceccato, Katia Fernandes, Daniel Ruiz and Erica Allis

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:16

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Sound climate risk management requires access to the best available decision-relevant climate information and the ability to use such information effectively. The availability and access of such information an...

    Authors: Tufa Dinku, Paul Block, Jessica Sharoff, Kinfe Hailemariam, Daniel Osgood, John del Corral, Rémi Cousin and Madeleine C Thomson

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:15

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  23. Content type: Review

    Meningococcal meningitis is a climate sensitive infectious disease. The regional extent of the Meningitis Belt in Africa, where the majority of epidemics occur, was originally defined by Lapeysonnie in the 196...

    Authors: Carlos Pérez García-Pando, Madeleine C Thomson, Michelle C Stanton, Peter J Diggle, Thomas Hopson, Rajul Pandya, Ron L Miller and Stéphane Hugonnet

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    New sources of hydroclimate information based on forecast models and observational data have the potential to greatly improve the management of water resources in semi-arid regions prone to drought. Better man...

    Authors: Andrew W Robertson, Walter Baethgen, Paul Block, Upmanu Lall, Arumugam Sankarasubramanian, Francisco de Assis de Souza Filho and Koen M J Verbist

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:12

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  25. Content type: Review

    The increased release of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associated with human activities causing climate change is one of the most significant problems faced by human-kind. Water distribution systems (WDS), wh...

    Authors: Christopher S Stokes, Angus R Simpson and Holger R Maier

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:9

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  26. Content type: Research article

    This article develop analyses water security in Mexico, a country where global environmental change requires social, political and economic actors to protect natural resources and ecosystem services in order t...

    Authors: Úrsula Oswald Spring

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:7

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  27. Content type: Synthesis

    The link between water scarcity and public unrest is a close one. Groundwater is the only viable resource in most arid and semi-arid environments that can sustain rural and urban populations. Periodic drought ...

    Authors: Nicholas S Robins and James Fergusson

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:6

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Though the benefits of centralized water systems (e.g. improved publichealth, environmental protection, streamlined operations, economy of scale, reliability) are well known, these systems are not always feasi...

    Authors: Heather C Galada, Franco A Montalto, Patrick L Gurian, Mimi Sheller, Tibebu B Ayalew and Stephen O'Connor

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:5

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Human leptospirosis is currently one of the most widespread bacterial zoonoses and is the only epidemic-prone infection that can be transmitted directly from contaminated water. Transmission in humans is cause...

    Authors: Maria Cecilia Vega-Corredor and Jacob Opadeyi

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:3

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  30. Content type: Review

    The most recent epoch, the Holocene, has been a period of relative environmental stability, allowing humans to develop agriculture and establish settlements, culminating in modern civilization. Human activitie...

    Authors: Michael R Gillings and Elizabeth L Hagan-Lawson

    Citation: Earth Perspectives 2014 1:2

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