2013

Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis

Volume 1 - The Physical Climate

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ISBN: 978-94-007-5756-1 (Print) 978-94-007-5757-8 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

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      Pages 3-16

      Introduction

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      Pages 17-46

      Scientific Principles

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      Pages 47-77

      The Scientific Method and Its Use

  3. OVERVIEW OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-95

      Earth’s Energy Budget

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      Pages 97-133

      Climate Change Trends

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      Pages 135-157

      Earth’s Surface Temperature

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      Pages 159-176

      Climate Change Science as Earth Science

  4. EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE

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      Pages 177-177

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      Pages 179-198

      Introduction to Earth’s Atmosphere

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      Pages 199-215

      Carbon Dioxide, Other Greenhouse Gases, and the Carbon Cycle

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      Pages 217-229

      Earth’s Albedo, Radiative Forcing and Climate Change

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      Pages 231-243

      Atmospheric Circulation and Climate

  5. THE WORLD OCEAN AND CLIMATE

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245

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      Pages 247-259

      The World Ocean

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      Pages 261-273

      Ocean Heat Content and Rising Sea Level

  6. EARTH’S CRYOSPHERE AND RECENT CLIMATE HISTORY

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      Pages 275-275

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      Pages 277-306

      Glaciers and the Latest Ice Age

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      Pages 307-317

      Permafrost and Methane

  7. LAND AND ITS CLIMATES

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      Pages 319-319

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      Pages 321-337

      Continents and Mountain Ranges

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      Pages 339-351

      Climate Classifications

  8. CLIMATE MODELS

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      Pages 353-353

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      Pages 355-371

      Types of Models

  9. CLIMATES OF THE PAST (PALEOCLIMATOLOGY)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 373-373

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      Pages 375-391

      Ancient Climates and Proxies

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      Pages 393-406

      Climates of the Recent Past

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