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Paleoclimatology : reconstructing climates of the Quaternary

Author: Raymond S Bradley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, ©1999.
Series: International geophysics series, 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

Provides a comprehensive review of the important methods used in paleoclimatic reconstruction, dating and paleoclimate modeling. This book covers ice core research, marine sediment, continental  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond S Bradley
ISBN: 012124010X 9780121240103
OCLC Number: 301620777
Notes: Feuillet d'errata inséré au dos de la p. de faux-titre.
Éd. antérieure publiée sous le titre : Quaternary paleoclimatology. Boston : Allen & Unwin, 1985.
Description: xv, 613 p. : ill.
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. Paleoclimatic Reconstruction. Introduction.Sources Of Paleoclimatic Information. Levels Of Paleoclimatic Analysis. Modeling In Paleoclimatic Research. Climate And Climatic Variation. The Nature Of Climate And Climatic Variation. The Climate System. Feedback Mechanisms. Energy Balance Of The Earth And Its Atmosphere. Timescales Of Climatic Variation. Variations Of The Earth's Orbital Parameters. Dating Methods I. Introduction And Overview. Radioisotopic Methods. Dating Methods II. Paleomagnetism. Dating Methods Involving Chemical Changes. Biological Dating Methods. Ice Cores. Introduction. Stable Isotope Analysis. Dating Ice Cores. Paleoclimatic Reconstruction From Ice Cores. Marine Sediments And Corals. Introduction. Paleoclimatic Information From Biological Material In Ocean Cores. Oxygen Isotope Studies Of Calcareous Marine Fauna. Relative Abundance Studies. Paleotemperature Records From Alkenones. Dissolution Of Deep-Sea Carbonates. Paleoclimatic Information From Inorganic Material In Ocean Cores. Coral Records Of Past Climate. Thermohaline Circulation Of The Oceans. Ocean Circulation Changes And Climate Over The Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle.Changes In Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide: The Role of the Oceans.Orbital Forcing: Evidence From The Marine Record.Non-Marine Geological Evidence. Introduction.Loess.Periglacial Features.Snowlines And Glaciation Thresholds.Mountain Glacier Fluctuations. Lake-Level Fluctuations. Lake Sediments.Speleothems.Non-Marine Biological Evidence. Introduction. Former Vegetation Distribution From Plant Macrofossils. Insects.Pollen Analysis. Introduction. The Basis Of Pollen Analysis. How Rapidly Does Vegetation Respond To Changes In Climate? Pollen Analysis Of A Site: The Pollen Diagram. Mapping Vegetation Change: Isopolls And Isochrones. Quantitative Paleoclimatic Reconstructions Based On Pollen Analysis. Paleoclimatic Reconstruction From Long Quaternary Pollen Records. Dendroclimatology. Introduction. Fundamentals Of Dendroclimatology. Dendroclimatic Reconstructions. Isotope Dendroclimatology. Documentary Data: Introduction. Historical Records And Their Interpretation. Regional Studies Based On Historical Records. Records Climate Forcing Factors.Paleoclimate ModelsIntroduction. Types Of Models.Sensitivity Experiments Using General Circulation Models. Model Simulations: 18ka B.P. To The Present. Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model Experiments Of The Thermohaline Circulation. GCM Paleoclimate Simulations And The Paleo Record. Appendix A: Further Considerations On Radiocarbon DatingCalculation Of Radiocarbon Age And Standardization Procedure. Fractionation Effects. World Wide Web-Based Resources In Paleoclimatology References. Index.
Series Title: International geophysics series, 64.
Other Titles: Quaternary paleoclimatology
Responsibility: Raymond S. Bradley.
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