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Alley, Richard B.

Works: 67 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 6,146 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Documentary films  Environmental films  Observations  Fiction  Western television programs 
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 )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users and always will be. 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, world authority Richard B. Alley explores the fascinating 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
The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future by Richard B Alley( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Two-Mile Time Machine begins with the story behind the extensive research in Greenland in the early 1990s, when scientists were beginning to discover ancient ice as an archive of critical information about the climate." "Alley explains the discovery process in terms the general reader can understand, while laying out the issues that require further study."--Jacket
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
The West Antarctic ice sheet : behavior and environment( Book )

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

Earth the operators' manual( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 173 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 Forgiven( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 70 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"--DVD container
To what degree? what science is telling us about climate change( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 45 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 )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 32 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 )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 20 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)
Transformations in polar firn by Richard B Alley( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testigos de hielo de Groenlandia by Richard B Alley( )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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