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Broecker, Wallace S. 1931-

Overview
Works: 201 works in 427 publications in 5 languages and 9,214 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Opponent
Classifications: QC981.8.C5, 551.6
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Most widely held works by Wallace S Broecker
Fixing climate : what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output
The great ocean conveyor : discovering the trigger for abrupt climate change by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the realization that the Earth's climate system could undergo abrupt reorganizations, changing temperatures and rainfall across much of the planet
The fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate change by Philip W Conkling( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Viewed from above, Greenland offers an endless vista of whiteness interrupted only by scattered ponds of azure-colored melt water. Ninety percent of Greenland is covered by ice; its ice sheet, the largest outside Antarctica, stretches almost 1,000 miles from north to south and 600 miles from east to west. But this stark view of ice and snow is changing -- and changing rapidly. Greenland's ice sheet is melting; the dazzling, photogenic display of icebergs breaking off Greenland's rapidly melting glaciers has become a tourist attraction. The Fate of Greenland documents Greenland's warming with dramatic color photgraphs and investigates Greenland's climate history for clues about what happens when climate change is abrupt rather than gradual. Geological evidence suggests that Greenland has already been affected by two dramatic changes in climate: the Medieval Warm Period, when warm temperatures in Northern Europe enabled Norse exploration and settlements in Greenland; and the Little Ice Age that followed and apparently wiped out the settlements. Greenland's climate past and present could presage our climate future. Abrupt climate change would be cataclysmic: the melting of Greenland's ice shelf would cause sea levels to rise twenty-four feet worldwide; lower Manhattan would be underwater and Florida's coastline would recede to Orlando. The planet appears to be in a period of acute climate instability, exacerbated by carbon dioxide we pour into the atmosphere. As this book makes clear, it is in all of our interests to pay attention to Greenland
Chemical equilibria in the earth by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical oceanography by Frank J Millero( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical Oceanography, Second Edition remains an important textbook and useful reference for students and researchers. Each chapter has been expanded and/or updated in accordance with the current state of knowledge about the chemistry of oceans
The Carbon cycle and atmospheric CO₂ : natural variations, Archean to present by Chapman Conference( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to build a habitable planet by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor Erde ist eine brillante Einführung in das Studium des Planeten Erde, von den kosmischen Ursprüngen ihrer Elemente bis hin zu der Beeinflussung der Atmosphäre durch die Menschheit und den klimatischen Änderungen, die uns bevorstehen. Das Buch ist ebenso eine Beschreibung der Prozesse, die zur Entwicklung der Erde beigetragen haben, wie eine Darstellung der Art, in der Wissenschaftler denken und Probleme lösen. Der Autor ist Professor an der Columbia University in New York und Mitglied der National Academy of Sciences. Er forscht dort seit 1953 und hat mehr als 200 wissenschaftliche Artikel verfaßt. Broecker gilt als "Grandmaster of Global Thinking", der so unterschiedliche Dinge wie Geochemie, Ozeanographie und Paleoklimatologie miteinander verbindet und zu einem großen Gemälde vereinigt
Tracers in the sea by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind by Charles Herbert Langmuir( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the Chemical Compositions of the Terrestrial PlanetsSummary; Supplementary Readings; Chapter 6. The Schedule: Quantifying the Timescale with Radionuclides; Introduction; Measuring Time with Radioactive Decay; The Isochron Technique of Radioactive Dating; Age of the Chondrites and Earth; Age of the Elements; Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Short-lived Processes with Extinct Radionuclides; 26Al and the Presence of Supernovas in the Vicinity of the Solar Nebula; Summary; Supplementary Reading
GEOSECS Atlantic expedition( Book )

in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last deglaciation : absolute and radiocarbon chronologies by NATO advanced research workshop on the last deglaciation : absolute and radiocarbon chronologies( Book )

12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fixing climate : the story of climate science - and how to stop global warming by Robert Kunzig( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We've heard a lot about climate change - but what can we do about it? Wallace Broecker, the eminent scientist who coined the term global warming way back in 1975, believes in a solution emerging on the horizon: artificial trees designed to remove CO2 directly from the air
The glacial world according to Wally by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book on glacial climates was prepared by Professor Broecker to accompany his course on climate change at Columbia. It introduces the student to the basics of climate science
Real time monitoring of radon as an earthquake precursor in Iceland by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracer water transport and subgrid precipitation variation within atmospheric general circulation models by Randal D Koster( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A capability is developed for monitoring tracer water movement in the three-dimensional GISS Atmospheric GCM. A typical experiment with the "tracer water model" follows water evaporating from selected grid squares and determines where this water first returns to the earth's surface as precipitation or condensate, thereby providing information on the lateral scales of hydrological transport in the GCM. Through a comparison of model results with observations in nature, inferences can be drawn concerning real world water transport. Tests of the tracer water model include a comparison of simulated and observed vertically-integrated vapor flux fields and simulations of atomic tritium transport from the stratosphere to the oceans. The inter-annual variability of the tracer water model results is also examined. The tracer water model is applied to determine the evaporative sources of precipitation falling on representative regions in the Northern Hemisphere for the GCM climate. The results indicate a larger degree of water recycling over mid-latidude continental regions than is generally estimated in the literature. A variation of this experiment determines that the concentration of stable isotopes in Antarctic precipitation is related in part to evaporative source temperature. Model results are compared to those of a different tracer water model developed concurrently by another research group using a different GCM. A completely separate study addresses the unrealistic uniform wetting assumption common in GCMs, under which precipitation formed over a grid square falls uniformly across the square. The effects of incorporating a fractional grid square wetting parameterization into a GCM is examined. For computational efficiency, tests are performed with a one-dimensional model designed to simulate the workings of the three-dimensional GISS GCM. The analysis indicates that dividing a grid square area into only two sections, with boundaries that change at the start of every storm, may be sufficient to capture some of the important effects of a more realistic subgrid wetting procedure. The one-dimensional model is found to have potential use for other GCM hydrology studies as well
Multidisciplinary research in the space sciences final technical report by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atmospheric, climatic and environmental research semi-annual progress report for the period Oct. 1, 1985 to Sep. 30, 1986 by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of wind and currents on gas exchange in an estuarine system final technical report, period covered: August 1, 1986 to July 31, 1987 by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Atlantic deep water formation : proceedings of a workshop held at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, New York, June 4-5, 1984 by Thomas Bennet( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenhouse puzzles : Keeling's world, Martin's world, Walker's world by Wallace S Broecker( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fixing climate : what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it
Alternative Names
Broecker, W.

Broecker, W. 1931-

Broecker, W. S.

Broecker, W. S. 1931-

Broecker, W. S. (Wallace S.)

Broecker, W. S. (Wallace S.), 1931-

Broecker, W. (Wallace), 1931-

Broecker, Wallace 1931-

Broecker, Wallace S.

Broecker, Wallace S. 1931-

Broecker, Wallace Smith

Broecker, Wally.

Broecker, Wally 1931-

Wallace Broecker

Wallace S. Broecker

Wallace S. Broecker scienziato, climatologo e geologo statunitense

Wallace Smith Broecker Amerikaans geoloog

Wallace Smith Broecker amerikansk geolog

Wallace Smith Broecker US-amerikanischer Geochemiker und Klimaforscher

والاس بروكر

ウォーレス・ブロッカー

ブロッカー, W. S

ブロッカー, ウォリー

ブロッカー, ウォーレス

ブロッカー, ウォレス・S

布羅埃克, W. S.

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The great ocean conveyor : discovering the trigger for abrupt climate changeThe fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate changeHow to build a habitable planetFixing climate : the story of climate science - and how to stop global warming