MULTI-SECTORIAL IMPACTS OF ATMOSPHERIC EXTREME EVENTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN NORTH-EAST HUNGARY

J. MIKA, A.BUDAY-MALIK

ABSTRACT. The aim of the paper is to comprehend possible impacts of the atmospheric extreme events and of the expected climate change in three different spatial levels. They are first collected at the national level, i.e. all impacts are included in matrices, where the rows are the extremities in the first aspect and the regional climate change in the second aspect. The columns are the impacts on the natural resources, i.e. on hydrology & water management, on natural ecosystems and on agriculture & food supply, as well, as on the human dimensions, i.e. on urban settlements, on energy and transportation and on human health, in both aspects. The impacts most relevant in the two other levels, i.e. North-East Hungary and the BŁkk-Miskolc microregion are also unequivocally indicated in the matrices. Importance of the impacts is preliminarily illustrated by quantitative information on the extremes, the changes and some impacts already happened at the selected space scales. The paper is closing by the related adaptation measures in North-East Hungary.

Key words: extreme weather, climate change, impact, adaptation, Hungary

 

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