Climate Change: Critical Concepts in the Environment, Volume 1

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Frank Chambers, Michael Ogle
Taylor & Francis, 2002 - Climatic changes - 322 pages
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Contents

General Introduction
1
NATURAL FORCING FACTORS FOR CLIMATE
4
Introduction to Volume I
7
PART 3
18
Solar irradiance variations and the global sea surface
20
pacemaker of the ice ages
29
Climatic change in Chile at around 2700 BP and global
30
Comparison of proxy records of climate change and solar forcing
33
others 211
191
Sudden changes in North Atlantic circulation during the last
194
evidence for eight Holocene phases
195
Unpleasant surprises in the greenhouse?
199
Solar cycle length hypothesis appears to support the 1PCC
200
The GISP2 oO climate record of the past 16 500 years and
213
PART 4
217
Little Ice Age clearly recorded in northern Greenland ice cores
223

Millennialscale changes in North Atlantic circulation since
35
Variation of cosmic ray flux and global cloud coverage
43
The artificial production of carbon dioxide and its influence
45
Oceanic forcing of the wintertime North Atlantic Oscillation
46
PART 2
53
Comment on Variation of cosmic ray flux and global cloud
56
The nature of climate and climatic variations
60
Can carbon dioxide influence climate?
64
The carbon dioxide theory of climate change
70
Milankovitch theory verified
72
geomagnetic aa index
78
Solar cycle length and 20th century Northern Hemisphere
85
Evaluating sunclimate relationships since the Little Ice Age
90
Carbon dioxide exchange between atmosphere and ocean
92
The effects of doubling the O concentration on the climate
108
Northern Hemisphere temperatures during the past
110
Detecting COrinduced climatic change
144
Excerpt from Causes of climate change over the past 1000 years
146
Carbon isotope data in core V 1930 confirm reduced carbon
172
Evidence of 550year and 1000year cyclicities in North
185
Strong coherence between solar variability and the monsoon
186
PART 2
187
Persistent solar influence on North Atlantic climate during
234
Initial measurements of O concentrations 1530 to 1940
237
A reconstruction of the North Atlantic Oscillation using
239
Abrupt climate change
241
Forcing of the cold event of 8200 years ago by catastrophic
242
Thermohaline circulation the Achilles heel of our climate
253
Early onset and tropical forcing of 100000year Pleistocene
255
How warm was the Medieval Warm Period?
258
Abrupt increase in Greenland snow accumulation at the end
261
Tree ring records and environmental catastrophes
264
Record of volcanism since 7000 B C from the GISP2
271
Global warming
273
are they plausible? 357
279
Relative impacts of humaninduced climate change and natural
280
Influence of volcanic eruptions on Northern Hemisphere
283
Swedish tree rings provide new evidence in support of a major
296
Paradigm shifts in lateHolocene climatology?
297
Volcanic eruptions and climate
305
Past global changes and their significance for the future 383
317
an indicator of solar activity closely
318
Solar influences on Holocene climatic changes illustrated
320
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