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Environmental threats, mitigation strategies and high-mountain areas


Watson, R T; Haeberli, W (2004). Environmental threats, mitigation strategies and high-mountain areas. Ambio Special Report, 13:2-10.

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High-mountain areas suffer from increasing environmetal threats. The causes are often global in dimension but lead to specific impacts under conditions of steep and/or high-altitude terrain with strong effects from snow and ice. This paper presents a global perspective, focussing primarily on observed and projected changes in climate an then goes on to discuss key messages of greatest relevance to the highest belts of mountain regions. The paper finishes with a brief discussion of mitigation strategies.

High-mountain areas suffer from increasing environmetal threats. The causes are often global in dimension but lead to specific impacts under conditions of steep and/or high-altitude terrain with strong effects from snow and ice. This paper presents a global perspective, focussing primarily on observed and projected changes in climate an then goes on to discuss key messages of greatest relevance to the highest belts of mountain regions. The paper finishes with a brief discussion of mitigation strategies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:November 2004
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 22:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:51
Publisher:Springer on behalf of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
ISSN:0301-0325
Additional Information:Full title of journal: Ambio, Special Report Number 13. The Royal Colloquium: Mountain Areas: A Global Resource (Nov., 2004).
Related URLs:http://www.jstor.org/stable/25094581
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-62849

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