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Dessler, Andrew Emory

Works: 12 works in 115 publications in 3 languages and 4,053 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QC806, 551
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 )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,255 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."--Jacket
Introduction to modern climate change by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 381 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."
The chemistry and physics of stratospheric ozone by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 333 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
Physics of the Jovian magnetosphere by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 301 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satellite environment handbook by Francis S Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in Italian and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In situ stratospheric ozone measurements by Andrew Emory Dessler( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry and Physics of Stratospheric Ozone (International geophysics series ; v. 74) by Andrew Emory Dessler( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trajectory Simulations of H₂O, O₃, and CO in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) by Tao Wang( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The purpose of this work is to simulate water vapor (H₂O), ozone (O₃), and carbon monoxide (CO) in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) using a domain-filling, forward trajectory model. The influx of H₂O to the UTLS is largely determined by the large-scale troposphere-to-stratosphere transport in the tropics, during which air is dehydrated across the cold tropical tropopause. In the domain-filling, forward trajectory model, trajectories are initialized in the upper troposphere, and the circulation is based on reanalysis wind fields. Along the trajectories, winds determine the pathways of parcels and temperature determines the H₂O content through an idealized saturation calculation. Compared with the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) measurements, this simple advection-condensation strategy yields reasonable results for H₂O in the stratosphere in terms of both seasonal variability and vertical structures. The detailed global dehydration patterns are also revealed from this model and it improves our understanding of the H₂O and its transport within the UTLS. Besides H₂O, ozone (O₃) and carbon monoxide (CO) are also important trace gases in the UTLS linked to circulation, transport and climate forcing (for O₃). Combined with simple parameterization of chemical production and loss rates from the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM), we also managed to simulate O₃ and CO transport in the UTLS via this trajectory model. The trajectory modeled O₃ and CO show good overall agreement with satellite observations from the MLS and the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) in terms of spatial structure and seasonal variability. The trajectory model results also agree well with the Eulerian WACCM simulations. Analysis of the simulated tracers shows that seasonal variations in tropical upwelling exerts strong influence on O₃ and CO in the tropical lower stratosphere, and the coupled seasonal cycles provide a useful test of the transport simulations. Interannual variations in the tracers are also closely coupled to changes in upwelling, and the trajectory model can accurately capture and explain observed changes. This demonstrates the importance of variability in tropical upwelling in forcing chemical changes in the tropical UTLS. Trajectory modeling of O₃ and CO can provide useful tests for simplified understanding of transport and chemical processes in the UTLS, and provide complementary information to the H₂O simulations, which are primarily constrained by tropopause temperatures. This model is easy to use, easy to diagnose, and the Lagrangian perspective makes it exceptionally useful in studying transport processes within the UTLS. The electronic version of this dissertation is accessible from
Physics of the earth by F. D Stacey( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The fourth edition of 'Physics of the Earth' maintains the original philosophy of this graduate textbook on fundamental solid earth geophysics, while being completely revised, updated, and restructured into a more modular format to make individual topics more accessible
Distribution and Radiative Forcing of Tropical Thin Cirrus Clouds( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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
Cambridge Planetary Science, Number 3 by Andrew Emory Dessler( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The science and politics of global climate change : a guide to the debate
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Andrew Emory Dessler

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English (111)

Basque (2)

Italian (1)

Introduction to modern climate changeThe chemistry and physics of stratospheric ozonePhysics of the Jovian magnetosphere