Originally published in 1986, this book discusses the value of weather and climate information in government and business decision-making. It issues a strong manifesto for the development of new areas of research requiring the skills of weather scientists, geographers, economists, planners and political scientists. It offers a coherent and non-technical presentation of this climatology, supported with practical guidance on assessing the impacts of weather and climate on human affairs.
Table of Contents
1. The Atmosphere as an Élite Resource 2. The Instituional Framework 3. Events and Information 4. The Weather-Economic Mix 5. Assessing the Impact of Weather and Climate 6. The Assessment Process 7. Weather and Climate-Based forecasts of Economic Activities 8. Forthcoming Challenges and Opportunities