Climate Change A Multidisciplinary Approach

ISBN-10: 0521690331

ISBN-13: 9780521690331

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The textbook describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its behaviour, and reviews how climate change is measured. The book discusses how the causes of climate change can be related to the evidence of change, and modelled to predict future changes. This book is ideally suited for a wide range of introductory courses which consider the impact of a changing climate on the Earth and its inhabitants, within the departments of meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, agriculture and social science. It will also appeal to a wider audience who wish to get to grips with the gritty issues of climate change.

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Book details

List price: $79.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046

William Burroughs is a professional science writer, and has published many books on weather and climate including Climate Change in Prehistory, Does the Weather Really Matter?, Weather Cycles, The Climate Revealed, and Watching the World's Weather (all with Cambridge University Press). In 2005 he received the Michael Hunt Award from the Royal Meteorological Society for his work in popularizing meteorology.

Reviews of the first edition
Preface to the second edition
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
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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