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Climate and Global Environmental Change By L. D. Danny Harvey

Climate and Global Environmental Change

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Climate change is regarded as a fundamental aspect of enviromental study. This book examines the significance of climate as one of the major forcing funtions in in the global environmental change process. It emphasizes both human-induced and natural climatic change.
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Climate and Global Environmental Change by L. D. Danny Harvey

Climatic change, now more than ever in this age of global warming, is seen as fundamental to the study of the environment. This text examines the importance of climate as one of the major forcing functions in the global environmental change process. It emphasizes both human-induced climatic change and natural climatic change, providing a comprehensive historical context and important projections for the future. It offers a thorough, up-to-date, critical overview of the physical science behind global warming concerns.

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Table of Contents


PART I INTRODUCTION
1. Climate Change and Variability - Past, Present, and Future
2. The Climate System and Climatic Change
3. Factors Driving Anthropogenic Emissions to the Atmosphere
4. Observed Changes in the Climatic System and Sea Level During the Recent Past
PART II CLIMATIC CHANGE: FROM EMISSIONS TO CLIMATE SYSTEM RESPONSE
5. Models Used in Projecting Future Climatic Changes and Sea Level Rise
6. The Physics of the Greenhouse Effect Radiative Forcing, and Climate Sensitivity
7. Response of the Carbon Cycle and other Biogeochemical Cycles: Translating Emissions of GHGs and Aerosols into Concentrations and Radiative Forcing
8. The Regional Equilibrium Response to a Doubling of the Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide
9. The Transient Climatic Response and the Detection of Anthropogenic Effects and Climate
10. Sea Level Rise
PART III THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
11. Scenarios of Future Climatic Change.
Glossary.
References.
Web Sites Used.
Index

Additional information

GOR002861650
Climate and Global Environmental Change by L. D. Danny Harvey
L. D. Danny Harvey
Understanding Global Environmental Change
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-11-15
264
0582322618
9780582322615
N/A
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