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The Resource Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach, William James Burroughs

Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach, William James Burroughs

Label
Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach
Title
Climate change
Title remainder
a multidisciplinary approach
Statement of responsibility
William James Burroughs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is an updated textbook on climate change for courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science and geography. It provides an up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burroughs, William James
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
B86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.C5
NAL item number
B86 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climat
  • Changement climatique
  • Evaluation de l'environnement
  • Modèles
  • Climatic changes
  • Klimaatveranderingen
  • Cambios climáticos
Label
Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach, William James Burroughs
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Weather and climate ; What do we mean by climate variability and climate change? ; Connections, timescales and uncertainties ; The big picture -- Radiation and the Earth's energy balance : Solar and terrestrial radiation ; Solar variability ; Summary -- The elements of the climate : The atmosphere and oceans in motion ; Atmospheric circulation patterns ; Radiation balance ; The hydrological cycle ; The biosphere ; Sustained abnormal weather patterns ; Atmosphere-ocean interactions ; The great ocean conveyor ; Summary -- The measurement of climate change : In situ instrumental observations ; Satellite measurements ; Re-analysis work ; Historical records ; Proxy measurements ; Dating ; Isotope age dating ; Summary -- Statistics, significance and cycles : Time series, sampling and harmonic analysis ; Noise ; Measures of variability and significance ; Smoothing ; Wavelet analysis ; Multidimensional analysis ; Summary -- The natural causes of climate change : Autovariance and non-linearity ; Atmosphere-ocean interactions ; Ocean currents ; Volcanoes ; Sunspots and solar activity ; Tidal forces ; Orbital variations ; Continental drift ; Changes in atmospheric composition ; A belch from the deep ; Catastrophes and the 'nuclear winter' ; Summary -- Human activities : Greenhouse gas emissions ; Dust and aerosols ; Desertification and deforestation ; The ozone hole ; Summary -- Evidence of climate change : Peering into the abyss of time ; From greenhouse to icehouse ; Sea-level fluctuations ; The ice ages ; The end of the last ice age ; The Holocene climatic optimum ; Changes during times of recorded history ; The medieval climatic optimum ; The little ice age ; The twentieth-century warming ; Concluding observations -- Consequences of climate change : Geological consequences ; Flora and fauna ; Mass extinctions ; Sea levels, ice sheets and glaciers ; Agriculture ; The historical implications of climatic variability ; Spread of diseases ; The economic impact of extreme weather events ; Summary -- Modelling the climate ; Global circulation models ; Simulation of climatic variability ; The challenges facing modellers ; Summary -- Predicting climate change : Natural variability ; Predicting global warming ; The predicted consequences of global warming ; Doubts about the scale of global warming ; What can we do about global warming? ; The Gaia hypothesis
Control code
ocn148297815
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780521870153
Lccn
2008271284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o148297815
  • (OCoLC)148297815
Label
Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach, William James Burroughs
Link
Publication
Note
Previous edition: 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Weather and climate ; What do we mean by climate variability and climate change? ; Connections, timescales and uncertainties ; The big picture -- Radiation and the Earth's energy balance : Solar and terrestrial radiation ; Solar variability ; Summary -- The elements of the climate : The atmosphere and oceans in motion ; Atmospheric circulation patterns ; Radiation balance ; The hydrological cycle ; The biosphere ; Sustained abnormal weather patterns ; Atmosphere-ocean interactions ; The great ocean conveyor ; Summary -- The measurement of climate change : In situ instrumental observations ; Satellite measurements ; Re-analysis work ; Historical records ; Proxy measurements ; Dating ; Isotope age dating ; Summary -- Statistics, significance and cycles : Time series, sampling and harmonic analysis ; Noise ; Measures of variability and significance ; Smoothing ; Wavelet analysis ; Multidimensional analysis ; Summary -- The natural causes of climate change : Autovariance and non-linearity ; Atmosphere-ocean interactions ; Ocean currents ; Volcanoes ; Sunspots and solar activity ; Tidal forces ; Orbital variations ; Continental drift ; Changes in atmospheric composition ; A belch from the deep ; Catastrophes and the 'nuclear winter' ; Summary -- Human activities : Greenhouse gas emissions ; Dust and aerosols ; Desertification and deforestation ; The ozone hole ; Summary -- Evidence of climate change : Peering into the abyss of time ; From greenhouse to icehouse ; Sea-level fluctuations ; The ice ages ; The end of the last ice age ; The Holocene climatic optimum ; Changes during times of recorded history ; The medieval climatic optimum ; The little ice age ; The twentieth-century warming ; Concluding observations -- Consequences of climate change : Geological consequences ; Flora and fauna ; Mass extinctions ; Sea levels, ice sheets and glaciers ; Agriculture ; The historical implications of climatic variability ; Spread of diseases ; The economic impact of extreme weather events ; Summary -- Modelling the climate ; Global circulation models ; Simulation of climatic variability ; The challenges facing modellers ; Summary -- Predicting climate change : Natural variability ; Predicting global warming ; The predicted consequences of global warming ; Doubts about the scale of global warming ; What can we do about global warming? ; The Gaia hypothesis
Control code
ocn148297815
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780521870153
Lccn
2008271284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o148297815
  • (OCoLC)148297815

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