Climate Change in North America

  • George Ohring

Part of the Regional Climate Studies book series (REGCLIMATE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Patrick J. Bartlein, Steven W. Hostetler, Jay R. Alder
    Pages 1-51
  3. Kelly T. Redmond, John T. Abatzoglou
    Pages 53-94
  4. George Ohring, Peter Romanov, Ralph Ferraro, Andrew Heidinger, Istvan Laszlo, Cheng-Zhi Zou et al.
    Pages 95-165
  5. Philip B. Duffy, Eric Maloney, Justin Sheffield
    Pages 167-200
  6. Linda O. Mearns, Melissa S. Bukovsky, Sarah C. Pryor, Victor Magaña
    Pages 201-250

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

Keywords

Climate Global Climate Change Global Warming Greenhouse North America USA

Editors and affiliations

  • George Ohring
    • 1
  1. 1.COLLEGE PARKUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03768-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03767-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03768-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-0248
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-505X
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