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||(Late) Dr A.P Mitra, Dr. C. Sharma
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||GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES IN SOUTH ASIA A Regional Perspective
Author: (Late) Dr A.P Mitra, Dr. C. Sharma
Description: The South Asian Rapid Assessment Programme (SA RAP) initiated by the Global Change System for Analysis, Research, and Training (START) and supported by the Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Studies (MAIRS) programme, has for the first time attempted to synthesize the scientific understanding generated so far by the global change research studies carried out in and for South Asian region in a holistic manner. This book aims to encompass most components of physical and human dimensions of changes in the Earth systems (viz., climate, ecosystem, atmosphere, resources and sustainable development etc.) that are either affected, or have.bearings on the environment and for which the scientific understanding has so far been generated for the South Asian region. The book has been collated in the form of different chapters dealing with specific issues. Each of these chapters has been contributed by regional researchers and sector experts. The cantenf of this volume will cater to the needs of not only the global change researchers but also academia.
Table of Content: Human Dimensions of Changing Environment * Development Pathway * Instnunental, Terrestrial and Marine Records of the Climate of South Asia during the Holocene: Present Status, Unresolved Problems and Societal Aspects * Land Transformation and Its Consequences in South Asia * Atmospheric Composition Change and Air Quality Global Warming : Changes in Hydrological Cycle and Availability of Water in South Asia * A Review on Current Status of Flood and Drought Forecasting in South Asia