Climate Analysis

Author: Chester F. Ropelewski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896160
Release Date: 2019-01-31
Genre: Nature

Explains how climatologists have come to understand current climate variability and trends through analysis of observations, datasets and models.

The Ocean Carbon Cycle and Climate

Author: Mick Follows
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402020864
Release Date: 2004-08-03
Genre: Science

Our desire to understand the global carbon cycle and its link to the climate system represents a huge challenge. These overarching questions have driven a great deal of scientific endeavour in recent years: What are the basic oceanic mechanisms which control the oceanic carbon reservoirs and the partitioning of carbon between ocean and atmosphere? How do these mechanisms depend on the state of the climate system and how does the carbon cycle feed back on climate? What is the current rate at which fossil fuel carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans and how might this change in the future? To begin to answer these questions we must first understand the distribution of carbon in the ocean, its partitioning between different ocean reservoirs (the "solubility" and "biological" pumps of carbon), the mechanisms controlling these reservoirs, and the relationship of the significant physical and biological processes to the physical environment. The recent surveys from the JGOFS and WOCE (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study and World Ocean Circulation Ex periment) programs have given us a first truly global survey of the physical and biogeochemical properties of the ocean. These new, high quality data provide the opportunity to better quantify the present oceans reservoirs of carbon and the changes due to fossil fuel burning. In addition, diverse process studies and time-series observations have clearly revealed the complexity of interactions between nutrient cycles, ecosystems, the carbon-cycle and the physical envi ronment.

Studyguide for Earths Climate Past and Future by Ruddiman

Author: Ruddiman
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 1428832483
Release Date: 2007-08

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780716737414 .

Global Climate Change

Author: David E. Kitchen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315506630
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Nature

The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate change themes. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, acclaimed educator and researcher, David Kitchen, examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping students with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.

Technical English for Geosciences

Author: Brigitte Markner-Jäger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540686169
Release Date: 2008-07-03
Genre: Science

Here is a book for those who need to enhance their command of the English language with the terminology of geosciences. It includes coverage of a wide array of subjects from all branches and disciplines of geosciences.

Global Warming and Global Cooling

Author: O.G. Sorokhtin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080524753
Release Date: 2007-08-24
Genre: Science

The theory of the Earth's climate evolution based on universal chemical-physical laws of matter-energy transformation is presented in the book. It shows how the process of Earth's core separation has led to formation and evolution of the hydrosphere and atmosphere. Having analyzed the processes of heat transfer in the atmosphere, the writers developed the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect, which was applied for analysis of climatic changes on the Earth. The influence of changes in climate on formation of mineral deposits and development of life on Earth was considered and presented based on modeling of typical climatic regimes. It shows that the anthropogenic effect on the Earth's global temperature is negligible in comparison with the effect of global forces of nature. * Presents the theory of Earth's evolution based on the laws of chemical-density differentiation of the origin of the Earth * Discusses the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect with quantitative estimates of the natural and anthropogenic influences on Earth's climates * Describes the quantitative description of the evolution of the Earth's climate throughout geologic history and prediction of the future of the Earth's climate * Investigates the global forces of nature driving the Earth's climate

Solar Activity and Earth s Climate

Author: Rasmus E. Benestad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540433023
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

In its revised 2nd edition, this book examines current understanding of the relationship between sunspots and the Earth's climate. Opening with a brief historical review, the text moves on to scrutinize the various current hypotheses. The focus is on how information on the solar cycle and Earth's climate is gathered, and includes discussion of observations, methododology and the physics involved, with the necessary statistics and analysis also provided.

DK Eyewitness Books Climate Change

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756643515
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.

The Climate of the Earth

Author: Paul E. Lydolph
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 0865981191
Release Date: 1985-01-01
Genre: Science

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Climate Systems

Author: Julie Kerr Casper
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9780816072606
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Science

Focuses on the scientific framework of Earth's climate system, including the greenhouse effect and global warming.

Environmental Structure And Function Climate System Volume I

Author: George Vadimovich Gruza
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781848262881
Release Date: 2009-05-20

Environmental Structure and Function: Climate System is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 2-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Environmental Structure and Function: Climate Systems and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Earth s Climate

Author: William F. Ruddiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780716784906
Release Date: 2007-10-12
Genre: Science

'Earth's Climate' summarises the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Critical Perspectives on Climate Disruption

Author: Robert Chehoski
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 140420539X
Release Date: 2006-01-15
Genre: Science

Primary and secondary source documents discuss the evolution of climate change, effects of global warming, how global warming may alter agriculture and industry, the role of governments in preventing climate change.