Global Warming Understanding the Forecast

ISBN-10: 1405140399
ISBN-13: 9781405140393
Edition: 2006
Authors: David Archer
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Description: This book examines the processes of climate change and climate stability. Examining the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, and what the future may hold for global climate, this text summarizes scientific evidence and economic and policy issues  More...

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List price: $66.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

This book examines the processes of climate change and climate stability. Examining the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, and what the future may hold for global climate, this text summarizes scientific evidence and economic and policy issues related to global warming.

#60;b#62;David Archer#60;/b#62; is a professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, publishing on Earth#8242;s carbon cycle and its interaction with global climate. Dr. Archer has written a series of outreach books on climate change, including #60;i#62;Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, a text for non-science major undergraduates; The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth#8242;s Climate; and The Global Carbon Cycle, a primer in climate science#60;/i#62;. He teaches classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global biogeochemical cycles, and is regular contributor to the climate science blog site realclimate.org.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Ray Pierrehumbert#60;/b#62; is the Louis Block Professor of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, interested in the physics of climate, especially regarding the long term evolution of the climates of solar system and extrasolar planets, and author of "Principles of Planetary Climate", Cambridge University Press 2010.

List of Online Models.Preface
Introduction: Humankind and Climate
The Greenhouse Effect
Blackbody Radiation
The Layer Model
Greenhouse Gases
Temperature Structure of the Atmosphere
Heat, Winds, and Currents
Feedbacks
The Carbon Cycle
Carbon on Earth
Fossil Fuels
The Perturbed Carbon Cycle
The Forecast
Is it Reliable?
The Forecast
Decisions, Decisions
Glossary
Index

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