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Editors: Lawrence N. Peretz
Book Description:
Climate change refers to the variation in the Earth's global climate or in regional climates over time. It describes changes in the variability or average state of the atmosphere over time scales ranging from decades to millions of years. These changes can be caused by processes internal to the Earth, external forces (e.g. variations in sunlight intensity) or, more recently, human activities. In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, the term "climate change" often refers only to changes in modern climate, including the rise in average surface temperature known as global warming. This new book presents leading-edge research in this fast-moving field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Short Communication

Advances in Methods for Estimating Soil Organic Carbon Stock Change at Regional Scales in Developing and Emerging Countries; pp. 3-9
(Eleanor Milne, Dept. of Soil and Crop Science, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colorado)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1 - Tracer Elements and Uranium-Series Isotopes in the Bottom Sediments of Lake Baikal as Geochemical Climate Proxies for High-Resolution Reconstructions of Regional Change; pp. 13-85
(Goldberg E.L., Limnological Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, Laboratory of Paleoclimatology, Irkutsk, Russia, Archaeology Institute of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, AMS-Center, Novosibirsk, Russia)

Chapter 2 - The Economic Literature on Climate Policy Research: The State of the Art and Some Directions for Further Research; pp. 87-125
(Pablo del Rio, Faculty of Social Science and Law, Dept. of Spanish and International Economics, Econometrics, History, Economic Institutions, Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo, Spain, Felix Hernandez, Instituto de Economia y Geografia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain, Alejandro Caparros, Instituto de Economia y Geografia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3 - Multiproxy Analysis of Climate Variability for the Last Millenium in the Tropical Andes; pp. 127-159
(V. Jomelli, CNRS Laboratoire de Geographie Physique de Meudon, France, IRD UR GREAT ICE MSE Montpellier, France, J. Argollo, IGEMA, Univ. Mayor San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia, D. Brunstein, CNRS Laboratoire de Geographie Physique de Meudon, France)

Chapter 4 - Inorganic Geochemistry in Paleoclimate: Tools and Trends in the Analysis of Peat and Lake Sediments; pp. 161-186
(Malin E. Kylander, Dept. of Geology, Geochemistry, Stockholm Univ., Stockholm, Sweden, Joanne Muller, Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA)

Chapter 5 - Impacts of Climate Changes on Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries Productivity in Marginal Seas of the Northwest Pacific; pp. 187-215
(Chang Ik Zhang, Suam Kim, Jai Ho Oh, Donald R. Gunderson, Pukyong National Univ., Busan, Korea, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA)

Chapter 6 - Decadal-to-Centennial Scale Climate-Carbon Cycle Interactions; pp. 217-241
(Igor I. Mokhov, Alexey V. Eliseev, Andrey A. Karpenko,
Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of
Sciences, Pyzhevsky, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7 - Climate Change and Population Health; pp. 243-268
(Ying Zhang, Peng Bi, Janet E. Hiller, Discipline of Public Health, School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences, Univ. of Adelaide, Australia)

Chapter 8 - Global Warning, Crop Selection and Adaptation Options in Kenyan Agriculture; pp. 269-289
(Jane Kabubo-Mariara, School of Economics, Univ. of Nairobi, Nairobi)

Chapter 9 - The Potential for Increasing the Contribution of Renewable Energies towards Replacing Fossil Fuels is too small to justify the Expenditure of Government Research Funds; pp. 291-312
(H. Douglas Lightfoot, Global Environmental Climate Change Centre, McGill Univ., Quebec, Canada)

Chapter 10 - The Ability of Climate Models to Generate Tropical Cyclones: Implications for Prediction; pp. 313-329
(Kevin Walsh, School of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Melbourne)

Index

   Series:
      Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-998-5
   Status: AV
  
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