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Climate and geo-sciences : a challenge for science and society in the 21st century

Author: A Berger; Stephen Henry Schneider; J Cl Duplessy
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1989.
Series: NATO ASI series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, no. 285.
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 22-27, 1988

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Louvain-la-Neuve (1988)
Congresses
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Berger; Stephen Henry Schneider; J Cl Duplessy
ISBN: 0792304047 9780792304043 0792304128 9780792304128
OCLC Number: 19970207
Notes: "Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Climate and Geo-Sciences: a Challenge for Science and Society in the 21st Century, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 22-27, 1988"--Title page verso.
"Published in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division."
Description: xxv, 724 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Section 1 - Climate Record / What can We Learn from Data ?.- Pre-Pleistocene climates : data and models.- Archaean atmosphere-biosphere interactions.- Dating proxy data.- The spectral characteristics of pre-Quaternary climatic records, an example of the relationship between the astronomical theory and Geo-Sciences.- Polar ice cores and climate.- Intermediate and deep water characteristics during the last glacial maximum.- Oceanic response to orbital forcing in the late Quaternary : observational and experimental strategies.- Recent developments in Quaternary paleoclimatology.- Paleoclimate data for studies of global climate change and earth system science.- Paleoclimate perspectives on a greenhouse warming.- Section 2 - Understanding Climate and Climatic Changes.- Deceptively-simple models of climatic change.- Climate predictability : a dynamical view.- Coupled ocean and sea-ice models : review and perspectives.- Atmospheric chemistry - climate interactions.- Ice and climate studies.- Volcanoes and climate.- Global climatic effects of a nuclear war: an interdisciplinary problem.- Land surface processes in climate models : status and prospects.- Tropical deforestation and climatic change.- The role of the hydrological cycle in climate.- Changes in ocean temperature and the scientific strategy for international climate research.- Section 3 - Simulation of the Greenhouse Warming.- Model projections of the climatic changes induced by increased atmospheric CO2.- Climate sensitivity : model dependence of results.- Climate response to greenhouse warming : the role of the ocean.- Unresolved issues and research needs pertaining to the transient climatic response to a CO2 increase.- Global biogeochemical cycles and climate.- Anthropogenic and natural perturbations of the carbon cycle.- Modelling biospheric control of carbon fluxes between atmosphere, ocean and land in view of climatic change.- Section 4 - Technology for Climate Studies.- Supercomputing and massive parallelism.- Data management methods; data for Europe.- Satellites and climate.- Radiation budget and clouds.- Section 5 - Climate Environment and International Security.- The global commons and national security.- The global environmental issues - an approach to their solution.- Human impact on the environment.- Society and future climate change.- Global climatic changes and geopolitics: pressures on developed and developing countries.- Climate change in the context of multiple threats.- Climate and public policy in the United States Congress.- Climatic changes and water resources development.- Hydrological impacts - What if we are right ?.- Climate change : effects on biological systems.- Forest productivity and health in a changing atmospheric environment.- Climate environment in international security: the case of deforestation in the brazilian amazon.- Section 6 - Conference Overview and Recommendations.- Where is climate research going ?.- Authors Index.- Subjects Index.
Series Title: NATO ASI series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, no. 285.
Responsibility: edited by A. Berger, S. Schneider, J. Cl. Duplessy.
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