Decadal Climate Variability

Dynamics and Predictability

  • David L. T. Anderson
  • Jürgen Willebrand
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. E. S. Sarachik, M. Winton, F. L. Yin
    Pages 157-210
  3. Robert Dickson, John Lazier, Jens Meincke, Peter Rhines
    Pages 211-261
  4. M. Latif, A. Grötzner, M. Münnich, E. Maier-Reimer, S. Venzke, T. P. Barnett
    Pages 263-292
  5. Jochem Marotzke
    Pages 333-378
  6. Dirk Olbers, Christoph Völker
    Pages 407-443
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 483-496

About these proceedings


On decadal time scales, climate change may result not only from man-made causes, but also from natural processes. This book brings together theoretical conceptions of the physical mechanisms of climate change with observational evidence of these changes. The following key topics are included: Observed Climatic Variability, Predictability of the Atmosphere and Oceans from Days to Decades, and Mechanisms for Decadal to Centennial Climate Variability. Further, there are specialised contributions on the role of the oceanic circulation in climate change. The authors are renowned for their pedagogical skills, and the book is primarily designed for beginners in the field, who have a background in physical science. In addition, it is an invaluable source of information for scientists seeking an overview on climate dynamics.


Climatology Greenhouse gas Klimatologie Klimaveränderung Ocean Scale climate change

Editors and affiliations

  • David L. T. Anderson
    • 1
  • Jürgen Willebrand
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric PhysicsClarendon LaboratoryOxfordUK
  2. 2.Institut für MeereskundeUniversität KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08258-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03291-6
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