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Global Ecodynamics

A Multidimensional Analysis

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
  • Costas A. Varotsos
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
  • Victor P. Savinykh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 1-69
  3. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 71-132
  4. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 133-190
  5. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 191-234
  6. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 235-379
  7. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 381-480
  8. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 481-522
  9. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 523-565
  10. Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Costas A. Varotsos, Vladimir F. Krapivin, Victor P. Savinykh
    Pages 567-631
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 633-687

About this book

Introduction

During recent decades the stirring up of the processes of globalization practically in all spheres of present-day civilization activities has aggravated and brought forth numerous problems resulting from the nature-society (N-S) interaction. It has become apparent that to solve these problems it is necessary to develop new concepts and approaches to the interpretation of global environmental changes that would enable one to select the first-priority directions in studies and to reliably assess the state of the nature-society system (NSS). One of these priorities is to predict global climate change. The growing interest in the problem of global climate change, determined by its practical importance and by available contra­ dictory estimates of the anthropogenic contribution to climate change, necessitates a systematization of knowledge of and data on the observed climate change and causes of this change. Despite an enormous amount of projects and programmes of studies of past and present climatic trends, the problem of reliable prediction of future climate change remains far from being solved. Emissions to the atmosphere of greenhouse gases (GHGs), mainly carbon dioxide, is considered as one of the main causes of an expected climate warming resulting in sufficiently negative consequences for humankind. Therefore, an attempt has been made in this book to construct a formalized technology to assess the levelof the greenhouse effectdue to anthropogenic sources of carbon dioxide as well as the effects of other gas components.

Keywords

Aerosol Cloud Global warming Greenhouse effect Scale Taiga atmosphere climate change cloudiness ecosystem environmental change spheric vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
    • 1
  • Costas A. Varotsos
    • 2
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
    • 3
  • Victor P. Savinykh
    • 4
  1. 1.Counsellor of the Russian Academy of Sciences Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety Nansen Foundation for Environment and Remote SensingSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of Applied Physics Laboratory of Upper AirUniversity of Athens Faculty of PhysicsAthensGreece
  3. 3.Institute of Radioengineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Moscow University of Geodesy and CartographyMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18636-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62213-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18636-3
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