Earth's Climate: Past and Future

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Paleoclimatology courses are growing, attracting a wide variety of students in earth and environmental sciences, geography, ecology, and related fields. Earth's Climate: Past and Future works as either a nonmajors introduction to Earth system science or climate change, or as a majors/graduate-level overview of the processes and techniques in climate science. Written from a multidisciplinary perspective by one of the field's preeminent researcher/instructors, the text summarizes the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century. The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.
 

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Contents

Lecture Topic Section and Chapter
1
FIFAl WBIViºl fliſt Stigllſº
3
Tectonicscale changes in sea level
7
HHPIER3 Edſilis Climăſt SSIBIDſſil
19
Carbon isotopes and orbital changes in deep water
22
Heat Transfer in Earths Atmosphere
31
ſtiliſſ Milºſſil
35
Heat Transfer in Earths Oceans
39
Which Drives
265
Orbitalscale interactions in the climate system Chapter 12
273
PIEH3 Illbląśī ildid Miſſiſ
277
Testing Model Simulations Against Biotic
284
How Cold Were the Glacial Tropics?
295
Survey of the last glacial maximum Part IV Chapter 13
299
A Measure of Rising Sea Level
303
The last deglaciation Chapter 14
305

PIEH3 iſſilſº ſtillWBS lilä ällſ MJſſel
54
Climate Data
66
PBClitStill Climăſº ſhillſ
84
Carbon Exchanges between Rocks and
91
Climate Factors That Control Chemical
94
PIEH5 Pillº IBCſliſ 5 fillſIſldſ
104
Modeling Climate on the Supercontinent
112
Brief Glaciation
127
5? What Explains the DataModel Mismatch?
133
Global Climate Change Since 55 Myr
148
Global Climate Cool over the Last
154
Understanding and Predicting Tectonic
166
HHPIEH HSIIDIſmitālſ miſſilſfºſlåſ Hāſlidiiſſ
175
Changes in Insolation Received on Earth
185
Looking for OrbitalScale Changes
188
CHHHH Sdiſſiſſiſſilſf MDISDDS
194
Refinements of the Orbital Monsoon
204
HHPIFR1 Sldliſſ DIſldfCEShBºls
211
Northern Hemisphere Ice Sheet History
220
194
233
Water during Glaciations
248
OrbitalScale Forcing and Response Revisited
255
Climate Changes During and Since
313
l Millºllid JSLilldiſliš ill Cliſſilſº
331
Millennial Oscillations During the Last
342
Implications of Millennial Oscillations
350
Proxy Measures of Historical Climate
357
Historical and Instrumental Observations
369
Natural Causes of Historical Climate Changes
376
HHPIEAll HImāmsālſ limite Châlſº
384
The Impact of Climate on Early Civilizations
391
limite lºlilº Impacts of Humans on CH Levels
406
376
412
225
422
Natural Variations in Climate
423
Future Climate Change Caused
429
Glossary
444
176
451
419
453
265
457
428
459
374
462
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