Climatic Variations and Variability: Facts and Theories

NATO Advanced Study Institute First Course of the International School of Climatology, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture, Erice, Italy, March 9–21, 1980

  • A. Berger

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Mathematical and Physical Basis of Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. E. Newell, L. S. Chiu
      Pages 21-61
    3. J. D. Woods
      Pages 63-83
    4. G. J. Kukla
      Pages 85-109
  3. Mathematical Techniques in Climate Reconstruction and Data Banks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. W. W. Kellogg
      Pages 155-163
  4. Facts : Reconstruction of Past Climates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Long-term climatic changes

    3. Climates in historical times and instrumental period

      1. C. J. E. Schuurmans
        Pages 245-258
      2. C. J. E. Schuurmans
        Pages 271-285
      3. G. J. Kukla, D. A. Robinson
        Pages 287-301
    4. Atmospheric Circulation and Case Studies of Climatic Variations

  5. Theories of Climatic Variations and Their Modelling

  6. Man’s Impact on Climate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 599-599
    2. B. Bolin
      Pages 623-639
    3. J. Smagorinsky
      Pages 661-687
  7. Climate Impacts on Man

  8. Summary review of the lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 737-737

About this book


GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE ETTORE MAJORANA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF CLIMATOLOGY The "Ettore Majorana Centre" for Scientific Culture, founded at Erice in 1963 by prof. Nino Zichichi, pursues the fundamental aim to create in Europe a cultural forum of high scientific standard, which can allow young research workers to appreciate current problems of major interest in the various fields of scientific research. , Since the beginning, its International Schools (over 70, today) have actively worked in disseminating scientific culture produced at the most advanced frontiers of human knowledge, spanning varied domains from biology to nuclear physics, earth sciences, meteorology, architecture, medical sciences and so on, Recently, in 1979, the International School of Climatology has been created with the purpose to organize post-doctorate cour ,;es, in which outstanding and up-to-date outlooks, theories and results in the climatic field must be presented in didactic form. Climatic variability was the subject of the first Course, in that climatic changes represent one of the most exciting phenomenologies to study; in fact, even if the climate has changed many times in the past, so making it reasonable to as­ sume that it will do so in the future, it is still not easy to understand the above mentioned changes from an hydrodynamical point of view.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Astronomie et de Géophysique Georges LemaîtreUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NueveBelgique

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8516-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8514-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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