Essays about: "Drought"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 360 essays containing the word Drought.

  1. 1. Staying Afloat - Examining the Resilience of the European Inland Waterway Transportation Industry in the Face of Climate Related Disruptions: A Policy and Resilience Analysis

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Linnea Ahlgren; Hibaakh Jamac; [2023-07-03]
    Keywords : Climate Change; Inland Waterway Transportation; Inland Barge Companies; Inland Ports; Policies and Initiatives; Adaptation; Extreme Weather;

    Abstract : Due to its lower emissions in comparison to other modes of transport, inland waterway transportation (IWT) has been increasingly considered a sustainable option by the European Union (EU), prompting a focus on transitioning towards it in recent years. However, the impact of climate change has led to a rise in extreme weather events, including floods and droughts, over the past few decades. READ MORE


    University essay from Göteborgs universitet / Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap

    Author : Ivan Ruzic; [2023-06-21]
    Keywords : heat wave; urban trees; NDVI; remote sensing;

    Abstract : Urban vegetation plays a crucial role in diverse urban microclimates. The numerous ecosystem services provided by vegetation, particularly trees, ensure greater quality of life and thermal comfort regulation. Yet, not all trees are immune to extreme weather events, such as droughts and heat waves, especially in cities. READ MORE

  3. 3. How do rainfall patterns change microbial induced carbon dynamics in soil?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk mikrobiologi; Lunds universitet/Bioteknik

    Author : Maria João Silva; [2023]
    Keywords : drying and rewetting; bacterial growth; fungal growth; annual crops; perennial crops; soil depth; climate change; biotechnology; Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Climate change is changing the precipitation patterns around the globe, leading to more extreme weather events like severe drought and heavy rainfalls. These events are intrinsically related to soil moisture fluctuations, which strongly modulates carbon fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exploring patterns in risk factors for bark beetle attack during outbreaks triggered by drought stress with harvester data on attacked trees: A case study in Southeastern Sweden

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Nikolaos Kouskoulis; [2023]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Geographic Information Science; Forest ecosystems; Bark beetle outbreak; Southeastern Sweden; Predisposing factors; Triggering factors; Drought stress; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Raising temperatures and climate variability have intensified extreme weather events worldwide. These extremes can enhance and trigger possible pest outbreaks. Bark beetle attacks have become a major concern in regions with extensive spruce forest areas. Southeastern Sweden has faced repeated outbreaks resulting in widespread tree loss. READ MORE

  5. 5. Addressing Water Scarcity in La Guajira: A Comparative Analysis of Four Water Systems

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för teknikvetenskap (SCI)

    Author : Johan Hedstrand Welander; [2023]
    Keywords : Drought; wells; desalination; La Guajira; Colombia; windmills; solar panels; MFS; Minor Field Study; development;

    Abstract : During the recent prolonged drought in La Guajira, Colombia, the child mortality rate surged to 23.4 per 1000. With the focal point in rural Alta Guajira, a lack of rainfall and wind resulted in an acute potable water scarcity. READ MORE