WorldCat Identities

Dessler, Andrew Emory

Works: 6 works in 76 publications in 2 languages and 3,129 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC879.7, 363.73874
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Emory Dessler
The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )
42 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this primer, Dessler and Parson combine their expertise in atmospheric science and public policy to help scientists, policy makers, and the public sort through the conflicting claims in the climate-change debate. The authors explain how scientific and policy debates work, summarize present scientific knowledge and uncertainty about climate change, and discuss the available policy options. Along the way, they explain why the debate is so confusing."--BOOK JACKET
The chemistry and physics of stratospheric ozone by Andrew Emory Dessler( )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Chemistry and Physics of Stratospheric Ozone is a reference and textbook focusing on chemical and physical processes that determine the abundance of stratospheric ozone. The presentations assume knowledge of the atmosphere at the level of an advanced undergraduate in atmospheric sciences, but no specialized knowledge of chemistry or the stratosphere is required."--Jacket
Introduction to modern climate change by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is aimed at non-science-major undergraduates and is tightly focused on the problem of anthropogenic climate change. The first half of the book focuses on the science of modern climate change, including evidence that the Earth is warming and a basic description of climate physics. It also covers concepts like radiative forcing, feedbacks, and the carbon cycle. The book shows many algebraibased calculations to illustrate the science. The second half of the book goes beyond science to address non-science issues such as the economics and our policy options to address climate change. The goal of the book is for a student to leave the class ready to engage in the public policy debate on this issue"--Résumé de l'éditeur
In situ stratospheric ozone measurements by Andrew Emory Dessler( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Klima-aldaketa globalaren zientzia eta politika eztabaidarako gida by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Basque and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distribution and Radiative Forcing of Tropical Thin Cirrus Clouds ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
To understand the radiative impact of tropical thin cirrus clouds, the frequency of occurrence and optical depths of these clouds have been derived. "Thin" cirrus clouds are defined here as being those that are not detected by the operational Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) cloud mask, corresponding to an optical depth value of approximately 0.3 or smaller, but that are detectable in terms of the cirrus reflectance product based on the MODIS 1.375-micron channel. With such a definition, thin cirrus clouds were present in more than 40% of the pixels flagged as "clear sky" by the operational MODIS cloud mask algorithm. It is shown that these thin cirrus clouds are frequently observed in deep convective regions in the western Pacific. Thin cirrus optical depths were derived from the cirrus reflectance product. Regions of significant cloud fraction and large optical depths were observed in the Northern Hemisphere during the boreal spring and summer and moved southward during the boreal autumn and winter. The radiative effects of tropical thin cirrus clouds were studied on the basis of the retrieved cirrus optical depths, the atmospheric profiles derived from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) observations, and a radiative transfer model in conjunction with a parameterization of ice cloud spectral optical properties. To understand how these clouds regulate the radiation field in the atmosphere, the instantaneous net fluxes at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) and at the surface were calculated. The present study shows positive and negative net forcings at the TOA and at the surface, respectively. The positive (negative) net forcing at the TOA (surface) is due to the dominance of longwave (shortwave) forcing. Both the TOA and surface forcings are in a range of 0-20 W/sq m, depending on the optical depths of thin cirrus clouds
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Alternative Names
Dessler, Andrew
Dessler, Andrew E.
Dessler, Andrew Emory.
English (74)
Basque (2)