Publications Reid Basher
Contributions to scientific journals and books
Basher, R. (2008). Disaster impacts: implications and policy responses. Social Research, 75(3), 937-954.
Basher, R. (2006). Global early warning systems for natural hazards: systematic and people-centred. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 364(1845), 2167-2182.
Basher, R.E., & Cane, M.A. (2002). Climate Variability, Climate Change and Malaria. In: E. Casman & H. Dowlatabadi (Eds.), The Contextual Determinants of Malaria (Ch.11, pp.189-215). Washington DC, USA: Resources for the Future Press.
Pittock, B., Wratt, D., Basher, R., Bates, B., Findlayson, M., Gitay, H., & Woodward, A. (2001). Australia and New Zealand. In Climate Change 2001, Impacts and Adaptation and Vulnerability – Contribution of Working Group II to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (pp. 591-639). UK: Cambridge University Press.
Goddard, L., Mason, S. J., Zebiak, S.E., Ropelewski, C.F., Basher, R., & Cane, M.A. (2001). Current approaches to seasonal to international climate prediction. International Journal of Climatology, 21(9), 1111-1152.
Basher, R.E. (2000). The Impacts of Climate Change on New Zealand. In A. Gillespie & W.C.G. Burns (Eds.), Climate Change in the South Pacific: Impacts and Responses in Australia, New Zealand and the Small Island States (Ch. 7, pp.121-142). The Netherlands: Springer - Kluwer .
Basher, R.E. (1999). Data requirements for developing adaptations to climate variability and change. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 4(3-4), 227-237.
Basher, R.E., Pittock, A.B., &10 others (1998). Australasia. In R.T. Watson, M.C. Zinyowera & R.H. Moss (Eds.), The Regional Impacts of Climate Change, Special Report of IPCC Working Group II (Ch. 4, pp.105-148). UK: Cambridge University Press.
Basher, R.E., & Zheng, X. (1998). Mapping rainfall fields and their ENSO variation in data-sparse tropical South Pacific Ocean region. International Journal of Climatology, 18(3), 137-151.
Zheng, X., Basher, R.E., & Thompson, C.S. (1997). Trend detection in regional-mean temperature; maximum, minimum, mean temperature, diurnal range and SST. Journal of Climate, 10, 317-326.
Zheng, X., & Basher, R.E. (1996). Spatial modelling of New Zealand temperature normals. International Journal of Climatology,16(3), 307-320.
Basher, R.E. & Thompson, C.S. (1996). Relationship of air temperatures in New Zealand to regional anomalies in sea surface temperature and atmospheric circulation. International Journal of Climatology, 16(4), 405-425.
Salinger, M.J., Basher, R.E., Fitzharris, B.B., Hay, J.E., Jones, P.D., MacVeigh, J-P., & Schmidely-Leleu, I. (1995). Climate trends in the Southwest Pacific. International Journal of Climatology, 15(3), 285-302.
Basher, R.E., & Zheng, X. (1995). Tropical cyclones in the Southwest Pacific: spatial patterns and relationships to Southern Oscillation and sea surface temperature. Journal of Climate, 8, 1249-1260.
Zheng, X., & Basher, R.E. (1995). Thin-plate smoothing spline modelling of spatial climate data and its application to mapping South Pacific rainfalls. Monthly Weather Review, 123(10), 3086-3102.
Basher, R.E., Zheng, X., & Nichol, S. (1994). Ozone-related trends in solar UV-B series. Geophysical Research Letters, 21(24), 2713-2716.
Grainger, R.G., Basher, R.E., & McKenzie, R.L. (1993). UV-B Robertson-Berger Meter Characterization and Field Calibration. Applied Optics, 32(3), 343-349.
Zheng, X., & Basher, R.E. (1993). Homogenisation and trend detection analysis of broken series of solar UV-B data. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 47(4), 189-203.
Contributions to institutional reports and events
UNISDR (2009) [Basher, R.E., Editor]. Adaptation to Climate Change by Reducing Disaster Risks: Country Practices and Lessons (UNISDR Briefing Note 02, pp. 12). Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
UNISDR (2009) [Basher, R.E. editor and contributing author]. 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction (pp.30) Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
Basher, R.E. (2008, July ). Disaster risk reduction – a core climate policy for protecting the vulnerable. Presentation to the Special Thematic Debate Climate Change and the Most Vulnerable Countries - the Imperative to Act convened by the President of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
UNISDR (2008) [Basher, R.E. principal author]. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (Briefing Note 01, pp.12). Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
UNISDR (2008) [Basher, R.E. editor and contributing author]. Indicators of Progress: Guidance on Measuring the Reduction of Disaster Risks and the Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (pp.50). Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
UN (2006) [Basher, R.E. editor and contributing author]. Global Survey of Early Warning Systems: An assessment of capacities, gaps and opportunities towards building a comprehensive global early warning system for all natural hazards (pp.56). Geneva, Switzerland: Secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.
Basher, R.E. (2000, November). Report of the Chairman of the Working Group on Climate Data. Thirteenth Session of the WMO Commission for Climatology, Geneva.
Basher, R.E. (1998). The 1997/98 El Nino Event: Impacts, Responses and Outlook for New Zealand (Report No. 73, pp. 28). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Research Science and Technology.
Basher, R.E. (1998). Environmental indicators for the physical climate system and climate change impacts (Discussion paper commissioned by the Ministry for the Environment, pp. 17). Wellington, New Zealand: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.
Basher, R.E. (1998). 1997/98 El Niño event slices billion dollars off New Zealand’s GDP: Can climate science reduce this in future? News item in Water and Atmosphere , 6(3), 4.
Basher, R.E. (1998, November). El Niño climate anomalies and impacts on Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Islands. Invited presentation to UN-sponsored International Seminar on the 1997-1998 El Niño Event: Evaluation and Projections, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Basher, R.E. (1997). Climate Services for a Changing World. WMO Bulletin , 46(1), 15-21.
Basher, R.E. (1997). El Nino: Likely Effects on South Pacific Countries (pp.19). Report prepared jointly with External Assessments Bureau. Wellington: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand Government.
Basher, R.E. (1996). Significance of Climate Prediction for New Zealand (Report No. 49, pp.41). Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Research Science and Technology.
Basher, R.E. (1996). The potential of climate prediction for New Zealand. Water and Atmosphere, 4(4), 15-19.
Basher, R.E. (1995). Shaping the CLIPS Project: A discussion paper for the WMO Meeting of Experts on Operational Climate Prediction Services, Melbourne, 28 - 31 March 1995. In Report from the Meeting of Experts on Climate Information and Prediction Services (WMO/TD-No.680, pp. 60). Geneva, Switzerland: World Meteorological Organization.
Basher, R.E. & R.D. Bojkov (1995). WMO-sponsored intercomparisons of Dobson Spectrophotometers improve ozone data quality, WMO Bulletin , 44(3), 248-250.
Basher, R.E. (Ed.) 1992-1994. South Pacific Climate Monitor (Prepared monthly, pp.4) Wellington, New Zealand: National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research.