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A change in the weather

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn about the climate and atomosphere and how it effects the weather.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allaby
ISBN: 0816047901 9780816047901
OCLC Number: 52208852
Description: xic, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Edward Walter Maunder and the unreliable sun --
The medieval optimum --
The little ice age --
Greenhouse gases and the greenhouse effect --
The carbon cycle --
How bright is the earth? --
Clouds and particles --
Radiation from the sun and from the earth --
The radiation balance --
Measuring climate change --
Urban heat islands --
Is the sea rising? --
Global warming --
Modeling the atmosphere --
Is climate change all bad? --
Can we prevent climate change or must we accept and adapt to it? How the atmosphere produces our weather --
General circulation of the atmosphere --
Transport of heat by the oceans --
Evaporation and condensation and how they produce our weather --
Climates of the past --
Climate changes that have changed history --
Milutin Milankovitch and his astronomical cycles --
Ice ages of the past-and future?
Responsibility: Michael Allaby ; illustrations by Richard Garratt.

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