Preface / M. Brunet and D. Lopez -- pt. I. Quality Control and Homogenisation of Climate Time-series -- 1. Homogenisation of Climate Data, Difficult but Necessary / H. Alexandersson -- 2. A Correction Model for Homogenisation of Long Instrumental Data Series / O. Mestre and H. Caussinus -- 3. Selection of Data Sets by Quality and its Role in Climate Research / P. Petrovic -- 4. Results of Homogeneity Testing of Long Time Series of Temperature and Precipitation in Germany / G. Muller-Westermeier -- 5. The First Known Instrumental Meteorological Observations in Extremadura (Spain): Badajoz (1830) / J.M. Vaquero, M.C. Gallego and J.A. Garcia -- pt. II. Observed Regional Climate Variability and Change -- 6. Instrumental Temperature Change in the Context of the Last 1000 Years / P.D. Jones -- 7. Temperature Series of the Czech Republic and its Relation to Northern Hemisphere Temperatures in the Period 1961-1999 / R. Brazdil, P. Stepanek and V. Kveton -- 8. The Variations and Trends of the Surface Air Temperature in the Northeastern of Spain from Middle Nineteenth Century Onwards / M. Brunet, E. Aguilar and O. Saladie / [and others] -- 9. A Differential Response of Northeastern Spain Asymmetric Trends in Diurnal Warming Detected on a Global Scale / M. Brunet, E. Aguilar and O. Saladie / [et al.] -- 10. Climate Variability Analysis of Temperature Series in the Medium Ebro River Basin / J. Abaurrea, J. Asin and O. Erdozain / [et al.] -- 11. Annual Temperature Evolution in the Southern Plateau of Spain from the Construction of Regional Climatic Time Series / E. Galan, R. Canada and F. Fernandez / [et al.] -- 12. Temperature Variations and Trends in the Segura River Basin. An Exploratory Analysis / R. Horcas, D. Rasilla and F. Fernandez-Garcia -- 13. The Temperature Component of the Common-Sense Index in Northwestern Iberian Peninsula / L. Gimeno, J.A. Anel and H. Gonzalez / [et al.] -- 14. Changes in Temperature and Precipitation in the Norwegian Arctic during the 20th Century / E.J. Forland and I. Hanssen-Bauer -- 15. Regionalization of Precipitation in Castilla and Leon (Spain). Analysis of its Temporal Behaviour / J.L. Labajo and A. Piorno -- 16. The Spatial and Temporal Structure of Rainfall Trends in the Valencia Region (Eastern of Spain) over the Second Half of the 20th Century / J.C. Gonzalez, M.L. Arrillaga and J. Raventos -- 17. Trend and Variability Analysis of Rainfall Series and their Extreme Events / J. Abaurrea and A.C. Cebrian -- 18. Trends in Daily Preciptation Regimes and their Extremes at Three Observatories in the Iberian Peninsula / J.A. Lopez -- 19. Seasonal Patterns of Air Surface Temperature and Pressure Change in Different Regions of Antarctica / E. Aguilar and M. Brunet -- 20. Secular Variations of the Synoptic Circulation over the Iberian Peninsula / F. Fernandez and D. Rasilla -- 21. Atmospheric Pressure Trends between 1945 and 1994 in Castilla and Leon (Spain) / M. Pinto, J.L. Labajo and A. Piorno -- 22. Temporal Change of some Statistical Characteristics of Daily Average Wind Speed in Hungary / K. Tar, L. Makra and A. Kircsi -- 23. Connection of Climate and Land Use in South-East Hungary / L. Horvath -- pt. III. Regional Climate Variability Patterns -- 24. Natural and Anthropogenic Causes of Recent Climate Change / D.C. Hill, M.R. Allen and N.P. Gillet / [et al.] -- 25. The Stationarity of Lead-Lag Teleconnections with East Africa Rainfall and its Incidence on Seasonal Predictability / P. Camberlin and N. Philippon -- 26. Monte-Carlo SSA Analysis of the NAO Index / S. Gamiz-Fortis, M. Staudt and D. Pozo-Vazquez / [et al.] -- 27. Variability of North-Atlantic-European Circulation Patterns since 1780 and Corresponding Variations in Central European Climate / C. Beck, J. Jacobeit and A. Philipp -- 28. Large-scale Mechanisms Influencing the Winter Romanian Climate Variability / A. Busuioc -- 29. North Atlantic Oscillation Projection on Romanian Climate Fluctuations in the Cold Season / R. Bojariu and D.M. Paliu -- 30. Spatial Winter Precipitation Distribution over the Iberian Peninsula and Greece and its Relation to the Large Scale 500 hPa Circulation / L. Gomez, J. Luterbacher and J. Martin-Vide / [et al.] -- 31. Wintertime Iberian Peninsula Precipitation Variability and its Relation to North Atlantic Atmospheric Circulation / M.Y. Luna, M.L. Martin and F. Valero / [et al.] -- 32. Relationships between Iberian Rainfall Variability and the North Atlantic Oscillation / P. Tildes -- 33. Time-Frequency Variability of Spring Precipitation Associated with Teleconnection Indices over the Iberian Peninsula / M.D. Frias and C. Rodriguez-Puebla -- 34. Relationships between Dry and Wet Periods in Spring Precipitation over the Iberian Peninsula and Atmospheric Circulation / C. Rodriguez-Puebla, M.D. Frias and A.H. Encinas -- 35. Baroclinic Activity and Interannual Variability of Winter Precipitation in the Northern Iberian Peninsula / J. Saenz, J. Zubillaga and C. Rodriguez-Puebla -- 36. First Order Markov Chain Model and Rainfall Sequences in several Stations of Spain / S. Conejo, A. Morata and F. Valero -- 37. Spatial and Temporal Variability of the Surface Air Temperature over the Duero Basin (Iberian Peninsula) / M.D. Manso and L. Caramelo -- pt. IV. Modelling and Assessing Regional Climate Change and Associated Impacts -- 38. Uncertainties in Assessing the Impacts of Regional Climate Change / T.R. Carter -- 39. Local Climate Scenarios for Norway Based on MPI's ECHAM/OPYC3, a New DNMI Data Analysis, and the Common EOF Method / R. Benestad and E.J. Forland -- 40. Evaluation and Analysis of the ECHAM4/OPYC3 GSDIO-Integration Temperature- and SLP-Fields over Norway and Svalbard / I. Hansen-Bauer and E.J. Forland -- 41. Downscaling of the Global climate Change Projections: Some Approaches / R. Corobov -- 42. Modelling Climate Changes for Croatia / L. Srnec -- 43. Assessment of a Regional Climate for South America: A Dynamical Downscaling Approach / C.G. Menendez, A.C. Saulo and S.A. Solman / [et al.] -- 44. Assessment of a Regional Climate Change Scenario for Central Argentina: A Statistical Downscaling Approach / S.A. Solman, M.N. Nunez and C.G. Menendez -- 45. Climate Change Effect on the Reforestation Potential of Russia / A.P. Kirilenko -- 46. Simulating Forest Responses to Transient Changes in Climate and Atmospheric CO[subscript 2]: A Case Study for Saskatchewan, Central Canada / M. El Maayar, D.T. Price and R.M. Siltanen -- 47. Climate Change and Fire Weather Risk / A.C. Carvalho, A. Carvalho and A.I. Miranda / [et al.] -- 48. Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in the Swedish Regional Climate Modelling Programme / L. Ph. Graham, M. Rummukainen and M. Gardelin / [et al.] -- 49. Irrigation Scenario vs Climate Change Scenario / J. Jorge and E. Ferreres -- 50. The Impact of Climate Change on Transport Conditions in Finland / H. Tuomenvirta, A. Venalainen and J. Haapala -- 51. Adapting Building Construction to the Effects of Climate Change / J. Johns and M. Fedeski -- 52. Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on the Building Stock of a Region: Identifying an Appropriate Methodology / M. Fedeski and J. Johns -- 53. Land Cover Changes over North-Rhine-Westfalia (Germany) and their Impact on Regional Climate / T. Keller.