TY - CHAP A1 - V. Jomelli A2 - I. Pavlova A3 - M. Utasse A4 - M. Chenet A5 - D. Grancher A6 - D. Brunstein A7 - F. Leone ED1 - Juan Blanco ED2 - Houshang Kheradmand Y1 - 2011-09-12 PY - 2011 T1 - Are Debris Floods and Debris Avalanches Responding Univocally to Recent Climatic Change – A Case Study in the French Alps N2 - This book offers an interdisciplinary view of the biophysical issues related to climate change. Climate change is a phenomenon by which the long-term averages of weather events (i.e. temperature, precipitation, wind speed, etc.) that define the climate of a region are not constant but change over time. There have been a series of past periods of climatic change, registered in historical or paleoecological records. In the first section of this book, a series of state-of-the-art research projects explore the biophysical causes for climate change and the techniques currently being used and developed for its detection in several regions of the world. The second section of the book explores the effects that have been reported already on the flora and fauna in different ecosystems around the globe. Among them, the ecosystems and landscapes in arctic and alpine regions are expected to be among the most affected by the change in climate, as they will suffer the more intense changes. The final section of this book explores in detail those issues. BT - Climate Change SP - Ch. 21 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23916 DO - 10.5772/23916 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-10 ER -