- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice. Global in its coverage, scientific and theoretical in its approach, the books bring together an international set of respected editors and contributors to provide an exciting, timely addition to the literature on climate change.
Chapter 32: Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Region
Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Region
1 Characterization and Present-Day Distribution of the Mediterranean-Type Regions
Mediterranean climate zones are associated with the five largest subtropical high pressure cells of the oceans. Geographically, the connection leads to the duality of deserts adjacent to Mediterranean-type climate regions. The Azores High is associated with the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean climate which covers most of the area surrounding the Mediterranean Basin. The South Atlantic High is associated with the Namib Desert and the climate of southwestern South Africa. The North pacific High is related to the Sonoran Desert and California's climate. The South pacific High is related to the Atacama Desert and the climate of central Chile which covers parts of central Chile and ...