(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Some physical and socio-economic aspects of climate change in Central America

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HIDALGO H.G. (1) ; ALFARO E.J. (1) ;
(1) Univ., COSTA RICA


The aims of this study are: (1) to determine the relative influence of climatic and socio-economic variables for different 21st-century scenarios; and (2) to compare the relative situation of each of the countries of Central America, considering climate and socio-economic variables during present and future scenarios. Each socio-economic variable along with the projected changes in precipitation and temperature are used to produce red-green-blue (RGB) composite maps during the historical, mid-century, and end-of-21st-century horizon scenarios. The most consistent result is that the current north–south socio-economic contrast between the countries (in which the southern countries of Panama and Costa Rica present better living conditions than the rest of the Central American countries), is not diminished in the future


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no3 [pp. 379-399]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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