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Climate since A.D. 1500

Author: Raymond S Bradley; Philip D Jones
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
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In order to understand how climate may vary in the future--whether as a result of human activities or of natural fluctuations--we must first understand how and why it has varied in the past. The period since A.D. 1500 is of particular interest, encompassing as it did not only the 'Little Ice Age', but also unusual solar activity and several exceptionally large explosive volcanic eruptions. Climate Since A.D. 1500  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond S Bradley; Philip D Jones
ISBN: 0415120306 9780415120302 0415075939 9780415075930
OCLC Number: 32781121
Description: xvi, 706 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Climate since A.D. 1500: Introduction / R.S. Bradley and P.D. Jones --
Sect. A. Documentary Evidence. 2. Hudson's Bay Company ships' log-books as sources of sea ice data, 1751-1870 / A.J.W. Catchpole. 3. Historical and instrumental evidence of climate: western Hudson Bay, Canada, 1714-1850 / T.F. Ball. 4. Historical climate records from the northeastern United States, 1640 to 1900 / W.R. Baron. 5. Documentary evidence for changes in the climate of Iceland, A.D. 1500 to 1800 / A.E.J. Ogilvie. 6. Monthly temperature and precipitation in central Europe from 1525-1979: quantifying documentary evidence on weather and its effects / C. Pfister. 7. Reconstructing the climate of northern Italy from archive sources / D. Camuffo and S. Enzi. 8. Three historical data series on floods and anomalous climatic events in Italy / M.P. Pavese, V. Banzon, M. Colacino, G.P. Gregori and M. Pasqua. 9. Documentary evidence from the U.S.S.R. / E.P. Borisenkov. 10. Reconstruction of the 18th century summer precipitation of Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, China, based on the Clear and Rain Records / P.K. Wang and D. Zhang. 11. Beijing summer temperatures since 1724 / W.C. Wang, D. Portman, G. Gong, P. Zhang and T. Karl. 12. Reconstruction of rainfall variation of the Baiu in historical times / A. Murata. 13. Climatic variations in the longest instrumental records / P.D. Jones and R.S. Bradley --
Sect. B. Dendroclimatic Evidence. 14. Mapping climate using tree-rings from western North America / H.C. Fritts and X.M. Shao. 15. Dendroclimatic evidence from northern North America / R.D. D'Arrigo and G.C. Jacoby, Jr. 16. Dendroclimatic evidence from the Great Plains of the United States / D.M. Meko. 17. Dendroclimatic evidence from eastern North America / E.R. Cook, D.W. Stable and M.K. Cleaveland. 18. Dendroclimatic evidence from southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa / F. Serre-Bachet, J. Guiot and L. Tessier. 19. Recent dendroclimatic evidence of northern and central European summer temperatures / K.R. Briffa and F.H. Schweingruber. 20. Dendroclimatic evidence from the northern Soviet Union / D.A. Graybill and S.G. Shiyatov. 21. Dendroclimatic evidence from the western Himalaya / M.K. Hughes. 22. Dendroclimatic studies in China / X.D. Wu. 23. South American dendroclimatological records / J.A. Boninsegna. 24. Dendroclimatic evidence from Australasia / D.A. Norton and J.G. Palmer --
Sect. C. Ice Core Evidence. 25. Ice core climate signals from Mount Logan, Yukon A.D. 1700-1987 / G. Holdsworth, H.R. Krouse and M. Nosal. 26. The Arctic from Svalbard to Severnaya Zemlya: climatic reconstructions from ice cores / A. Tarussov. 27. Ice core evidence from Peru and China / L.G. Thompson. 28. Ice core evidence from the Antarctic Peninsula region / D.A. Peel. 29. Paleoenvironmental conditions in Antarctica since A.D. 1500: ice core evidence / E. Mosley-Thompson --
Sect. D. Forcing Factors. 30. Evidence of solar activity variations / M. Stuiver and T.F. Braziunas. 31. Records of explosive volcanic eruptions over the last 500 years / R.S. Bradley and P.D. Jones. 32. The historical record of El Nino events / W.H. Quinn and V.T. Neal --
Sect. E. Summary. 33. Climatic variations over the last 500 years / P.D. Jones and R.S. Bradley
Other Titles: Climate since AD 1500
Responsibility: edited by Raymond S. Bradley and Philip D. Jones.
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