Report of Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation Metadata

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  • Main Title Report of Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation
  • Series Title MAIRS Working Paper Series
  • Added Title MAIRS Working Paper Series # 3


  • Editor: Manton, Michael
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Editor: Ailikun
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: International Program Office, The Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study. Instute for Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Place of Publication: Beijing, China
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  • Creation: 2007-06


  • English


  • Content Description: Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) is an IRS research program over monsoon Asia under START and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). It was established to address questions about the coupled human and environment system in the monsoon Asia region. The vision of MAIRS is to significantly advance understanding of the interactions between the human and natural components of the overall environment in the monsoon Asian region and implications for the global earth system, in order to support strategies for sustainable development. Regional-scale studies of global change provide the knowledge base for undertaking vulnerability analyses, identification of hotspots of risk and studies of environmental degradation which are crucial for the sustainable development. Regions may manifest significantly different environmental dynamics, and changes in regional biophysical, biogeochemical and anthropogenic components may produce considerably different consequences for the earth system at the global scale. Regions are not closed systems and thus the linkages between regional changes and the global earth system are crucial. This specific report focuses on Planning Workshop on MAIRS Mountain Zone Implementation that held in China. Integrated Regional Studies (IRSs) should have relevance for people living in the regions and should provide a sound scientific basis for the sustainable development of the countries in the regions, and IRSs are also important from an earth system science perspective.
  • Physical Description: 46 p.


  • Keyword: climate variability and change
  • Keyword: land use and land cover change
  • Keyword: ecosystems
  • Keyword: watersheds
  • Keyword: Asia
  • Keyword: Himalayas
  • Keyword: Tibetan Plateau
  • Keyword: glaciers
  • Keyword: mountains
  • Keyword: monsoons
  • Keyword: biogeochemical cycle


  • Name: Environmental Policy Collection
    Code: ESDC


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

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  • Text


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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc11928


  • Display Note: [harvested: 2009-11-05]