The atlas of climate change impact on European cultural heritage : scientific analysis and management strategies
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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Climate change has only recently begun to be considered as a relevant factor threatening built heritage, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes, and is now attracting interest both at research and policy levels. The Atlas of Climate Change Impact on European Cultural Heritage fills the existing gap in studies on the effects of future climate variations on cultural heritage, producing maps that link climate change science to the potential damage to cultural heritage. The Atlas presents different types of maps highlighting current research outputs and predictions of future scenarios. Sections within the Atlas include climate maps, displaying traditional climate parameters relevant to cultural heritage, and specific heritage climatologies; damage maps that quantitatively express the damage induced by climate parameters on building materials in future scenarios; risk and multiple-risk maps showing areas of increasing or decreasing risk across European regions; and thematic sections focusing on the specific processes of damage that may arise from climate change. The Atlas includes key recommendations for policy makers managing the impact of climate change on European heritage sites. The Atlas is also supported by management guidelines that provide heritage managers with advice on initiating mitigation and adaptation measures to protect European cultural heritage in the face of climate change. Published in partnership with Anthem Press.
Citation“2010. The atlas of climate change impact on European cultural heritage : scientific analysis and management strategies. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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