Climate and Geo-Sciences

A Challenge for Science and Society in the 21st Century

  • A. Berger
  • S. Schneider
  • J. Cl. Duplessy

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 285)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Climate Record What can We Learn from Data?

  3. Understanding Climate and Climatic Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. C. Nicolis, C. L. Keppenne
      Pages 241-251
    3. Guy Brasseur, Michel M. Verstraete
      Pages 279-302
    4. J. Oerlemans
      Pages 303-307
    5. Alan Robock
      Pages 309-314
    6. Norman Myers
      Pages 341-353
    7. James C. I. Dooge
      Pages 355-366
  4. Simulation of the Greenhouse Warming

  5. Technology for Climate Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Bill Buzbee
      Pages 503-511
    3. Roy L. Jenne
      Pages 513-524
    4. E. C. Barrett
      Pages 525-545
    5. Ehrhard Raschke
      Pages 547-549
  6. Climate Environment and International Security

About this book


It has been widely recognized recently that in order to make scientific progress on large and important problems (eg, carbon dioxide effects on climate, viability of various sites for nuclear waste disposal etc.), it is necessary to integrate knowledge from wide ranging sets of disciplines. This is certainly true in the climate sciences, for progress in understanding the cause of the ice ages or the effects of industrial pollution on the future climate or even the likelihood of severe climatic consequences in the aftermath of nuclear war. All require state-of -the -art input from many geoscience disci­ plines climatology, oceanography, meteorology, chemistry, ecology, glaciology, geology, astronomy, space technology, computer technology, mathematics etc. Major international meetings have called for interaction of such geo-science disciplines to solve real world problems. To move beyond the rhetorical level, the NATO Special Programme on Global Transport Mechanisms in the Geo-Sciences whose activities started in 1983, deci­ ded to organise his closing symposium on such a topic which focus on the relationship between climate and geo-sciences. This symposium was held at the end of May 1988 at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-Ia-Neuve, Belgium. One hundred-and-thirty participants from the 16 NATO countries and a number of non-NATO countries assembled for the Symposium. Another feature was the attendance by special invitation of 16 pro­ mising young scientists who might well become leading scientists on climate and geo-sciences in their respective countries in the next century.


Atmospheric chemistry Climatology Cloud Orbit Paleoclimatology biogeochemical cycles biosphere development environment satellite temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Berger
    • 1
  • S. Schneider
    • 2
  • J. Cl. Duplessy
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut d’Astronomie et de Géophysique Georges LemaîtreUniversité Catholique de Louvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Centre des Faibles RadioactivitésLaboratoire Mixte CNRS-CEAGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-0412-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2446-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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