The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change
IGBP Secretariat, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1986 - Biosphere - 21 pages
Discusses rationale and programme plan for the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme whose ultimate goals are a fuller understanding of the Earth as a system and a fuller awareness of the course and causes of significant global change.
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activities appointed areas Atmospheric Interactions biogeochemical cycles Biosphere Observatories Biosphere Programme biota Chairman COHMAP components coordinated decades to centuries desertification development of global Ecosystems and Atmospheric ecotone efforts essential Examples of related geosphere global atmosphere global data global environment global models global scale Global System Hoc Planning Group Hoc Working Groups Holocene Mapping Project hydrosphere IGBP implementation interactive processes Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission International Geophysical International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme International Hydrological Programme International Lithosphere Programme international programmes international scientific International Union ISLSCP Marine Ecosystems Marine Sectors needed observations ocean euphotic zone ongoing programmes operational phase organizations participation perturbations physical Pilot planet programme plan programmes of research relevant Remote Sensing require SCGB Science Working Groups Scientific Committee Scientific Unions scientists SCOR significant global change soil chemistry soil dynamics solar inputs Solar-Terrestrial specific spoceborne studies of global Terrestrial and Marine Terrestrial Ecosystems Tropospheric understanding UNEP UNESCO WOCE World Climate Research