Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

  • Keith D. Alverson
  • Thomas F. Pedersen
  • Raymond S. Bradley

Part of the Global Change — The IGBP Series book series (GLOBALCHANGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. F. Oldfield, K. Alverson
    Pages 1-11
  3. L. Labeyrie, J. Cole, K. Alverson, T. Stocker
    Pages 33-61
  4. T. F. Pedersen, R. François, L. François, K. Alverson, J. McManus
    Pages 63-79
  5. J. Overpeck, C. Whitlock, B. Huntley
    Pages 81-103
  6. R. S. Bradley, K. R. Briffa, J. Cole, M. K. Hughes, T. J. Osborn
    Pages 105-141
  7. F. Oldfield, J. A. Dearing
    Pages 143-162
  8. R. S. Bradley, K. Alverson, T. F. Pedersen
    Pages 163-167
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 169-223

About this book


This book provides a synthesis of the past decade of research into global changes that occurred in the earth system in the past. Focus is achieved by concentrating on those changes in the Earth's past environment that best inform our evaluation of current and future global changes and their consequences for human populations. The book stands as a ten year milestone in the operation of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). It seeks to provide a quantitative understanding of the Earth’s environment in the geologically recent past and to define the envelope of natural environmental variability against which anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System may be assessed.


Aerosol Population atmosphere biodiversity biosphere climate climate dynamics environment environmental change late quaternary paleoclimate vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith D. Alverson
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Pedersen
    • 2
  • Raymond S. Bradley
    • 3
  1. 1.PAGES International Project OfficeBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.School of Earth and Ocean SciencesUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.Department of GeosciencesMorrill Science CenterAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62692-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55828-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-2435
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