Search for dissertations about: "extreme weather events"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words extreme weather events.

  1. 1. Managing knowledge sharing of extreme weather induced impacts on land transport infrastructure : Case study of the Swedish Transport Administration

    Author : Monika Rydstedt Nyman; Lars Nyberg; Magnus Johansson; Eva Liljegren; Peter Söderholm; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; lessons learned; risk management; climate change adaptation; accident investigation method; extreme weather events; natural hazard; land transport infrastructure; maintenance; lärande; kunskapsåterföring; risk hantering; klimatanpassning; olycksutredningsmetod; naturolyckor; landtransport infrastruktur; underhåll; Risk and Environmental Studies; Risk- och Miljöstudier;

    Abstract : Extreme weather events and effects of climate change are threats to the transport sector’s functionality and safety. Risk management in this context implies a necessity to focus on the connection between near-term experiences and coping strategies on one hand, and long-term adaptation analyses on the other. READ MORE

  2. 2. Towards health systems resilience to extreme weather events : managing health needs during floods in Cambodia

    Author : Dell Saulnier; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Background: Extreme weather events like floods are expected to become more common as climate change continues, putting health at risk. Knowledge on what health needs are expected after such events is needed for health systems to be able to provide health services. READ MORE

  3. 3. Statistical Downscaling of Precipitation from Large-scale Atmospheric Circulation : Comparison of Methods and Climate Regions

    Author : Fredrik Wetterhall; Sven Halldin; Chong-Yu Xu; Lars-Christer Lundin; Deliang Chen; Hans von Storch; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Hydrology; Statistical; Downscaling; Precipitation; Large-scale circulation; PCA; TWS; Weather pattern; Regression; Weather generator; Hydrologi; Hydrology; Hydrologi;

    Abstract : A global climate change may have large impacts on water resources on regional and global scales. General circulation models (GCMs) are the most used tools to evaluate climate-change scenarios on a global scale. They are, however, insufficiently describing the effects at the local scale. READ MORE

  4. 4. Impacts of climate oscillation on precipitation and river flows of small scale river basins in Eastern Northeast Brazil

    Author : Denis Duda Costa; Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Eastern Northeast Brazil; Droughts; Floods; Climate patterns; Hydrological model; Weather radar;

    Abstract : The Northeast region of Brazil is one of the most susceptible parts of the country to the effects of climate variability leading to severe droughts or extreme floods. Indeed, drought is a major issue due to a large semiarid area that covers 53% of the region, which determines the main climate characteristics of this region. READ MORE

  5. 5. Risk-based methods for reliability investments in electric power distribution systems

    Author : Karin Alvehag; Lennart Söder; Kjølle Gerd; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Distribution system reliability; risk management; quality regulation design; customer interruption costs; weather modeling; Monte Carlo simulations; Electric power engineering; Elkraftteknik;

    Abstract : Society relies more and more on a continuous supply of electricity. However, while underinvestments in reliability lead to an unacceptable number of power interruptions, overinvestments result in too high costs for society. READ MORE