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Climate Change Impacts for Ireland Part 1: The Global Context and Modelling the Future

Murphy, Conor and Fealy, Rowan (2009) Climate Change Impacts for Ireland Part 1: The Global Context and Modelling the Future. Geographical Viewpoint, 37. pp. 19-24. ISSN 0332-4877

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Over the past five years or so research into the impacts of climate change in Ireland has been developing rapidly and we now have more information that ever before on the likely magnitudes and the spatial distribution of likely changes in Ireland. This two part paper presents an overview of the steps and challenges involved in climate change modelling and draws together the main findings from recent reports for key climatic characteristics in Ireland for the coming century It also asks where the focus of climate change research needs to be pointed next in order to ensure successful adaptation to what are likely to be substantial changes. Part two will be published in the next volume of Geographical Viewpoint.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Climate Change; Ireland; IPCC; Greenhouse Gases;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 2687
Depositing User: Rowan Fealy
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2011 11:28
Journal or Publication Title: Geographical Viewpoint
Publisher: Association of Geography Teachers of Ireland
Refereed: Yes

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