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Main Title Abrupt climate change : inevitable surprises /
Publisher National Academy Press,;
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 49261339
ISBN 0309074347; 9780309074346
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Klimañderung ; CLIMATE CHANGE. ; ENVIRONMENTS. ; CLIMATOLOGY. ; GLOBAL WARMING. ; GREENHOUSE EFFECT. ; Klimaänderung. ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 08/02/2002
EIAM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/12/2004
EJBM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/03/2002
EKAM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/11/2021
ELBM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/23/2007
ESBM  QC981.8.C5A26 2002 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/06/2005
Collation xii, 230 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
INTRODUCTION TO ABRUPT CHANGES IN THE EARTH'S CLIMATE -- Definition of Abrupt Climate Change -- Scientific Evidence, Processes, and Consequences for Society and Ecosystems -- The Charge to the Committee -- EVIDENCE OF ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE -- Interpretation of Past Climatic Conditions from Proxy Records -- The Younger Dryas as an Example of Abrupt Climate Change -- Abrupt Climate Changes Before the Younger Dryas Event -- Eemian Rapid Climate Change -- Holocene Rapid Climate Change-- Rapid Climate Changes in the Instrumental Period -- Patterns of Climate Variability -- Trends Recorded Instrumentally -- Synopsis of Observations -- PROCESSES THAT CAUSE ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE -- An Overview of Mechanisms -- Atmosphere -- Abrupt Climate Change and Thermohaline Circulation -- GLOBAL WARMING AS A POSSIBLE TRIGGER FOR ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE -- Changes in North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation -- Limited Predictability Close to an Instability -- Changes in Natural Modes of the Atmosphere-Ocean System -- Possible Future Abrupt Changes in the Hydrological Cycle -- Ice Sheet Changes -- Outlook -- ECONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS OF ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE -- Recent Scientific Studies in the Ecological and Social Sciences -- Sectoral Approaches -- Modeling the Impacts of Climate Change -- FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- Improve the Fundamental Knowledge Base Related to Abrupt Climate Change -- Improve Modeling Focused on Abrupt Climate Change -- Improve Paleoclimatic Data Related to Abrupt Climate Change -- Improve Statistical Approaches -- Investigate "No-Regrets" Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability -- Final Thoughts. "Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises looks of the current scientific evidence and theoretical understanding to describe what is currently known about abrupt climate change, including patterns and magnitudes, mechanisms, and probability of occurrence. It identifies critical knowledge gaps concerning the potential for future abrupt changes, including those aspects of change most important to society and economies, and outlines a research strategy to close those gaps." "Based on the best and most current research available, this book surveys the history of climate change and makes a series of specific recommendations for the future."--Jacket.