Impacts of climate change on small island hydrology : a literature review

Bricker, S.H.. 2009 Impacts of climate change on small island hydrology : a literature review. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 28pp. (OR/09/025) (Unpublished)

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This report comprises a review of literature relating to the impacts of climate change on small islands. Given the diversity of material presented on climate change studies this review has intentionally focussed on small island hydrogeology, the impacts of climate change specifically on small islands and finally a review of impacts associated with extreme events. The small islands and climate change literature is abundant. It assesses and predicts change and associated impacts. Perhaps the greatest uncertainty relates to manifestation of climate change impacts and their attribution to natural or anthropogenic causes. Many researchers also highlight the interdependencies between environmental, social and economic determinants. An assessment of impacts of climate change across the various types of small islands is highlighted by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as an area requiring consideration that is lacking within the literature and would benefit from further research.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > Groundwater science
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Climate change, Groundwater resources, Environmental change, Hydrogeology, Islands
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 04 Jun 2009 13:00 +0 (UTC)

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