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The Resource The future of the world's climate, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie, (electronic book)

The future of the world's climate, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie, (electronic book)

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The future of the world's climate
Title
The future of the world's climate
Statement of responsibility
Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The study of climate today seems to be dominated by global warming, but these predictions of climatic models must be placed in their geological, paleo-climatic, and astronomical context to create a complete picture of the Earth's future climate. The Future of the World's Climate presents that perspective with data and projections that have emerged from more technologically advanced and accurate climate modeling. The book is comprised of 18 new and revised chapters that feature reviews of current climate science. The authors are drawn from all over the world and from the highest regarded peer-reviewed groups. Each chapter has undergone major revisions and new content has been added throughout. Authored by the world's leading climate scientists, most of whom are also contributing authors to the IPCC Assessment Reports. More than 200 tables, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs Climate modeling technology is more advanced and precise than it was 15 years ago -- a major implication featured in this new edition"--Provided by publisher
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Henderson-Sellers, A.
Dewey number
551.6015118
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
F88 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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McGuffie, K.
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  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
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The future of the world's climate, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Future Climate. 1. Seeing further: the futurology of climate -- Section I. The Anthropocene. 2. People, policy and politics in future climates -- 3. Urban climates and global climate change -- 4. Human effects on climate through land-use-induced land-cover change -- Section II. Time and Tide. 5. Fast and slow feedbacks in future climates -- 6. Variability and change in the ocean -- 7. Climatic variability on decadal to century time-scales -- 8. The future of the world's glaciers -- 9. Future regional climates -- Section III. Looking Forward 10. Climate and weather extremes: observations, modelling and projections -- 11. Interaction between future climate and terrestrial carbon and nitrogen -- 12. Atmospheric composition change: climate-chemistry interactions -- 13. Climate-chemistry interaction: future tropospheric ozone and aerosols -- Section IV: Learning Lessons. 14. Records from the past, lessons for the future: what the palaeo-record implies about mechanisms of global change -- 15. Modeling the past and future interglacials in response to the astronomical and greenhouse gas forcing -- 16. Catastrophe: extraterrestrial impacts, massive volcanism and the biosphere -- Section V. Understanding the unknowns. 17. Future climate surprises -- 18. Future climate: one vital component of trans-disciplinary earth system science
Control code
SCIDI767516725
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 650 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780123869579
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The future of the world's climate, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Kendal McGuffie, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Future Climate. 1. Seeing further: the futurology of climate -- Section I. The Anthropocene. 2. People, policy and politics in future climates -- 3. Urban climates and global climate change -- 4. Human effects on climate through land-use-induced land-cover change -- Section II. Time and Tide. 5. Fast and slow feedbacks in future climates -- 6. Variability and change in the ocean -- 7. Climatic variability on decadal to century time-scales -- 8. The future of the world's glaciers -- 9. Future regional climates -- Section III. Looking Forward 10. Climate and weather extremes: observations, modelling and projections -- 11. Interaction between future climate and terrestrial carbon and nitrogen -- 12. Atmospheric composition change: climate-chemistry interactions -- 13. Climate-chemistry interaction: future tropospheric ozone and aerosols -- Section IV: Learning Lessons. 14. Records from the past, lessons for the future: what the palaeo-record implies about mechanisms of global change -- 15. Modeling the past and future interglacials in response to the astronomical and greenhouse gas forcing -- 16. Catastrophe: extraterrestrial impacts, massive volcanism and the biosphere -- Section V. Understanding the unknowns. 17. Future climate surprises -- 18. Future climate: one vital component of trans-disciplinary earth system science
Control code
SCIDI767516725
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 650 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780123869579
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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