Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean
Volume 1 of a three-volume final report describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates the first two parts of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets.
Reports on and analyzes a research initiative of unprecedented size and scopeIncludes Part 1, dealing with analyses of the physical aspects of climate change in the Mediterranean, and Part 2, reviewing water resources and the impact of climate change on the region’s hydrological cycleRemaining volumes present Parts 3 and 4 of the final report, and collect case studies