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Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions and Climate

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ISBN-10: 0521782384

ISBN-13: 9780521782388

Edition: 2001

Authors: Lennart O. Bengtsson, Claus U. Hammer

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This volume offers a summary of our understanding of the modern climate and environment. It does so by interpreting Earth's past; human influence on the climate; the climate's relation to the Earth's surface, and oceans and atmosphere.
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Book details

List price: $142.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
The Antarctic ozone hole: a man-caused chemical instability in the stratosphere - what should we learn from it?
Feedbacks and interactions between global change, atmospheric chemistry, and the biosphere
Atmospheric CO2 variations: response to natural and anthropogenic earth system forcings
Modelling and evaluating terrestrial biospheric exchanges of water, carbon dioxide and oxygen in the global climate system
Carbon futures
Global climate change in the human perspective
Earth system models and the global biogeochemical cycles
The role of CO2, sea-level and vegetation during the Milankovitch-forced glacial-interglacial cycles
Non-linearities in the earth system: the ocean's role
Simulations of the climate of the Holocene: perspectives gained with models of different complexity
Interactions of climate change and the terrestrial biosphere
The record of paleoclimatic change and its greenhouse implications
Long-term stability of earth's climate: the faint young sun problem revisited
Physical and chemical properties of the glacial ocean
Ice core records and relevance for future climate variations
Towards a new approach to climate impact studies
Future research objectives
Research objectives of the World Climate Research Programme
Index