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Global warming : understanding the forecast

Author: David Archer
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming. Written in an accessible way, this important book examines the processes of climate change and climate stability, from the distant past to the distant future."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Archer
ISBN: 1405140399 9781405140393
OCLC Number: 65201285
Description: 194 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Online models --
Preface --
1. Humankind and climate --
pt. 1. The greenhouse effect --
2. Blackbody radiation --
3. The layer model --
4. Greenhouse gases --
5. The temperature structure of the atmosphere --
6. Heat, winds, and currents --
7. Feedbacks --
pt. 2. The carbon cycle --
8. Carbon on Earth --
9. Fossil fuels and energy --
10. The perturbed carbon cycle --
pt. 3. The forecast --
11. Is it reliable? --
12. The forecast --
13. Decisions, decisions --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: David Archer.
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* Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming, from the distant past to the distant future. * Assumes no specialist scientific knowledge. * Gives a detailed examination  Read more...

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