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Alley, Richard B.

Works: 72 works in 155 publications in 2 languages and 6,213 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Documentary films  Environmental films  Fiction  Observations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Host, Consultant, Commentator, Originator, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PN1997, 621.04209
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Most widely held works about Richard B Alley
Most widely held works by Richard B Alley
Earth : the operators' manual by Richard B Alley( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users. And this is a good thing; our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet. However, this mastery comes with a price: we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up. Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, the author explores the history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt-destroying proof that already-high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now. These new energy sources might well be the engines for economic growth in the twenty-first century. --From publisher description
The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future by Richard B Alley( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Alley tells the history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. In the 1990s he and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years
The fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate change by Philip W Conkling( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 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
The West Antarctic ice sheet : behavior and environment( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth : the operators' manual( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the planet due for an oil change? Why are fossil fuels unsustainable? Can renewable energy power the planet? These and many other questions are answered in "Earth: The Operator's Manual." This accurate, understandable and upbeat report on the interconnected stories of humans, fossil fuels, earth's climate history and our future energy options will leave you amazed at the beauty and bounty of the planet, inspired by human ingenuity, and optimistic about the future"--Container
The big chill by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program investigates the likelihood of the biggest climate change in more than 10,000 years. Scientist Richard Alley asserts that global warming contributes to record amounts of cold freshwater from glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet being pushed into the North Atlantic, threatening to shut down the Gulf Stream that keeps northern Europe and the U.S. warm and wet. Within a decade, a new ice age could set in, with ice flows off the coast of England, and the River Thames frozen over. The U.S. does not look likely to escape, and the effects may even lead to the destruction of the Amazon jungle"--Container
Earth, the operators' manual( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using compelling stories that showcase the many ways in which great nations and smaller communities are finding sustainable solutions that provide for people and protect the Earth, Power the Planet asks an urgent question: Is America making the right decisions for its own energy future? This second program in the Earth: the operators' manual series is an eye-opening look at some of the world's most important energy decisions, and a provocative assessment of what it takes to build a sustainable energy infrastructure. The planet offers lots of choices: what we do with them is up to us."--Container
Earth, the operators' manual( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Instead of waiting for Washington these folks are rolling up their sleeves and meeting the challenges head on. In the process, they're becoming energy efficient, saving a buck, protecting the environment, and securing the future for our kids and our country. This third program in the Earth: The operators' manual series is not about a red or blue America, but about the power of people who want to move beyond political labels, debates and paralysis to build a more productive, prosperous and sustainable future."--Container
To what degree? : what science is telling us about climate change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we know the climate is changing? How do we know what's causing it? Some of the world's leading climate scientists explore the science behind the headlines in this lively documentary
Densification and recrystallization of firn at Dome C, East Antarctica by Richard B Alley( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-steady ice sheet model incorporating longitudinal stresses : application to the adjustment of interior regions of an ice sheet to changes in sea level by Richard B Alley( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculating borehole geometry from standard measurements of borehole inclinometry by Kenneth C Jezek( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes two new methods for computing borehole geometry from discrete measurements of borehole inclination (theta) and azimuth (alpha). In the first method theta and alpha are assumed to vary linearly with arc length. This results in an analytic model of the borehole that is continuous but not smooth. The second model, which takes theta and alpha to vary quadratically with arc length between three measuring points, improves the smoothness of the model but the analysis must be carried out numerically. These models were applied to the borehole inclinometry data collected at DYE-3, Greenland. The methods were found convenient to use and it is claimed that the results represent physically reasonable approximations to the borehole geometry. (Author)
Climate change 2007 : the physical science basis : summary for policymakers by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes progress in understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change, observed climate change, climate processes and attribution, and estimates of projected future climate change. [The report] builds upon past IPCC assessments and incorporates new findings from the past six years of research
Transformations in polar firn by Richard B Alley( )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abrupt increase in Greenland snow accumulation at the end of the Younger Dryas event by Richard B Alley( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klimageschichte - Spätglazial - Younger Dryas - Europa - Nordamerika - Absolutdatierung - Vegetationsgeschichte
Stabilizing feedbacks in glacier-bed erosion by Richard B Alley( )

2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interviews. Geophysics and Oceanography: Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP) by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Science Foundation or other U.S. funding agencies; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Principal Investigators, science management offices, consortia headquarters, advisory groups, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in geophysics and oceanography. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) were conducted with: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory: Debra Meese; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (formally Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory): Wallace Broecker; National Science Foundation: Herman Zimmerman; Pennsylvania State University: Rich ard Alley; Polar Ice Coring Office, University of Alaska: John Kelley, Bruce Koci; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego: Martin Wahlen; State University of New York, Buffalo: Chester Langway; University of Arizona: Alex Wilson; University of Bern, Switzerland: Hans Oeschger; University of Colorado: James White; University of Copenhagen, Denmark: William Dansgaard, Klaus Hammer; University of New Hampshire: Paul Mayewski, Julie Palais. Other institutions involved in the collaboration include: Carnegie Mellon University, Desert Research Institute (Nevada), Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, St Olaf College, University of Maimi, University of Rhode Island, and the University of Washington
Comparison of deep ice cores by Richard B Alley( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klimageschichte - Eisbohrkern
Science magazine's state of the planet, 2008-2009( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Carbon Control Knob by Richard B Alley( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 2, 2011, Richard Alley participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College's Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and other experts to talk about critical issues regarding climate change. The series also opens a public conversation, inviting participants to ask questions and contribute their own thoughts.Dr. Alley conducts research on the paleoclimatic record at The Pennsylvania State University in order to understand the history, and perhaps the future, of climate change. In his lecture, Alley gave a concise overview of why we know what we know about climate change, and what that evidence can tell us about today's warming planet. Alley not only provides an accessible science lesson, but reveals his own greatest concerns about climate change and offers advice to those who want to stop debating the subtleties of climate science and act now.This E-ssential is an edited version of Alley's talk and the subsequent question and answer session. While some material has been cut and some language modified for clarity, the intention was to retain the substance of the original discussion
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Earth : the operators' manual
Alternative Names
Alley Richard 1957-....

Alley, Richard B.

Richard Alley Amerikaans glacioloog

Richard B. Alley US-amerikanischer Geologe und Hochschullehrer

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The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our futureThe fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate changeThe West Antarctic ice sheet : behavior and environmentThe big chill