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Modeling Agricultural Productivity and Farming Effort

Timothy A. Kohler

in Emergence and Collapse of Early Villages: Models of Central Mesa Verde Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270145
eISBN:
9780520951990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270145.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

We describe how we integrated variability in precipitation and temperature through time and across our study area with variabilityin soils to produce plausible estimates of potential maize production ... More


Planning Water Quality: Potable and Subpotable Water at Selinus and Priene

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0022
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

Today when the rigors of an arid climate (Arabia) or other constraints on water resources press the limits of water supply, hydraulic engineers have to ... More


Violence, Conflict, and Societal Disruption

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Diverse studies of traffic, baseball, crime-temperature relationships, and others, support the hypothesis that heat breeds violence at a time when, in the US, violent crime is on the wane. Droughts ... More


Economic Considerations of Climate Change and Health

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Economics govern the relationship between what could be done and what is actually done. A fundamental rule of public health posits that it is medically and economically desirable to prevent rather ... More


Introductory Overview

David Greenland, Douglas G. Goodin, and Raymond C. Smith (eds)

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Television images of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, and drought conditions are among the most vivid that leap into our minds when we think of ... More


Hurricane Impacts in New England and Puerto Rico

Emery R. Boose

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Hurricanes have a profound effect on many coastal ecosystems. Direct impacts often include wind damage to trees, scouring and flooding of river channels, ... More


Climate Variability in the North Central Region: Characterizing Drought Severity Patterns

Stuart H. Gage

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

This chapter examines the spatial and temporal variability and patterns of climate for the period 1972–1991 in the North Central Region of North America ... More


Introductory Overview

Raymond C. Smith

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a coupled ocean–atmosphere phenomena that has a worldwide impact on climate. An aperiodic phenomena that ... More


Watershed Hydrological and Chemical Responses to Precipitation Variability in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico

Douglas Schaefer

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Variations in temperature and precipitation are both components of climate variability. Based on coral growth rates measured near Puerto Rico, the ... More


The Quasi-Quintennial Timescale—Synthesis

Raymond C. Smith and Xiaojun Yuan

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is one of the most important contributors to interannual variability on Earth (Diaz and Markgraf 2000). It is an ... More


Introductory Overview

Douglas G. Goodin

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Timescale is the organizing framework of this volume. In various sections, we consider the effects of climate variability on ecosystems at timescales ... More


Interdecadal-Scale Variability: An Assessment of LTER Climate Data

Maurice J. McHugh and Douglas G. Goodin

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Interdecadal-scale climate variability must be considered when interpreting climatic trends at local, regional, or global scales. Significant amounts of ... More


The Interdecadal Timescale—Synthesis

Douglas G. Goodin and Maurice J. McHugh

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0028
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The five chapters of part III provide a broad overview of decadal-scale climate processes and their ecological effect in a variety of ecosystems. Written ... More


Climate Variability in Tallgrass Prairie at Multiple Timescales: Konza Prairie Biological Station

Douglas G. Goodin and Philip A. Fay

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0038
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Climate is a fundamental driver of ecosystem structure and function (Prentice et al. 1992). Historically, North American grassland and forest biomes have ... More


Palagummi Sainath’s: Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India’s Poorest Districts

Naresh Fernandes

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts, by Palagummi Sainath. Published in 1996, Everybody Loves a Good Drought is a collection of ... More


Bioarchaeological Signatures of Strife in Terminal Pueblo III Settlements in the Northern San Juan

Kristin A. Kuckelman

in The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041506
eISBN:
9780813043876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041506.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The consequence of small-scale conflict that moves beyond inter-village or inter-tribal violence and involves an entire region is the focus of this chapter by Kristin A. Kuckelman. The intent of the ... More


Sowing the Seeds and Setting the Tobacco

Ann K. Ferrell

in Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142333
eISBN:
9780813142562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142333.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides descriptions, based on ethnographic research, of the steps of burley tobacco production from planting the seeds through setting (or transplanting) it into the field. It includes ... More


Drought and Hunger

Jean Drèze

in Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198833468
eISBN:
9780191871900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833468.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents first‐hand accounts of drought and hunger in different parts of India in the early 2000s. It begins with a general discussion of the drought situation, and of the government's ... More


Contrasts

Tim Woollings

in Jet Stream: A Journey Through our Changing Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198828518
eISBN:
9780191867002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828518.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The effect of the Hadley cell on regional climate is explored, in particular the dry subtropical regions where many of the world’s deserts are to be found, and the equatorial region frequented by ... More


The Effects of Weather Shocks on Crop Prices in Unfettered Markets: The United States Prior to the Farm Programs, 1895–1932

Jonathan F. Fox, Price V. Fishback, and Paul W. Rhode

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter addresses the cost of climate-related events by examining the impact on agricultural prices. The main goal is to examine the sensitivity of agricultural prices and output to local and ... More


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