Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis: Volume 1 - The Physical Climate

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 12, 2013 - Science - 564 pages
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An introduction to the principles of climate change science with an emphasis on the empirical evidence for climate change and a warming world. Additional readings are given at the end of each chapter. A list of "Things to Know" opens each chapter. Chapters are arranged so that the student is first introduced to the scientific method(s), examples of the use of the scientific method from other sciences drawn from the history of science with an emphasis on climate science. Climate science is treated in each chapter based on the premise of global warming. Chapter treatments on the atmosphere. biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and anthroposphere and their inter-relationships are given.
 

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Contents

Scientific Principles and the Scientific Method
2
Overview of Climate Change Science
78
Earths Atmosphere
177
The World Ocean and Climate
244
Earths Cryosphere and Recent Climate History
274
Land and Its Climates
318
Climate Models
352
Climates of the Past Paleoclimatology
372
Future Climates and Mitigation
428
Understanding Climate Change Denial
443
Specific Declarations Against Climate Science and Climate Scientists
467
Appendices
487
Abbreviations
492
Glossary
503
Index
535
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