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Main Title Climate Change in North America [electronic resource] /
Author Ohring, George.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number QC851-999
ISBN 9783319037684
Subjects Geography. ; Physical geography. ; Climatic changes.
Internet Access
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Collation XV, 267 p. 86 illus., 74 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Paleoclimate -- Current Climate and Recent Trends -- Satellite Observations of North American Climate Change -- Global Climate Model Simulations of North America -- Downscaling of Climate Information -- Detection and Attribution of Climate Change in North America. This book describes thoroughly the North American Climate of the past 65 million years, with special emphasis on the last 21,000 years, as revealed by paleoclimatic observations and climate models. It analyzes weather observations over the past century and satellite measurements of the last few decades to develop a picture of more recent climatic trends. It explains how global climate models are used to simulate and project climate, and presents the application of these models to reproduce recent climate variations and predict future North American climate. It answers the critical question of whether observed climate change is due to natural variations or human activity.