Long-Term Climatic Variations

Data and Modelling

  • Jean-Claude Duplessy
  • Marie-Thérèse Spyridakis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. The Climate System and Its Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sylvie Joussaume
      Pages 3-20
    3. Robert Sadourny
      Pages 43-71
    4. Pascale Delecluse
      Pages 73-106
    5. Michel M. Verstraete, Philippe Martin
      Pages 153-174
  3. Geological Evidences

  4. Understanding Climatic Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. A. Berger, C. Tricot, H. Gallée, Th. Fichefet, M. F. Loutre
      Pages 411-452
    3. W. Richard Peltier
      Pages 453-479
    4. S. Hovine, Th. Fichefet
      Pages 481-489
    5. M. Lautenschlager, E. Maier-Reimer
      Pages 491-510
    6. Paul J. Valdes, Nicholas M. J. Hall
      Pages 511-531
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 569-570

About these proceedings


Climate is the most important component of the Earth's environment and climatic fluctuations have a strong impact on water supplies, vegetation, energy use etc. Thus our understanding of the climatic system is of utmost importance. Leading experts in the field of climate modelling and paleoclimatology present the most recent methods for reconstructing past climatic variations and for modelling the climatic system and its evolution. The first of three parts is devoted to the climatic system and the physical basis for its modelling; the second summarizes the evolution of the global atmosphere, the ocean, the continents, the biosphere, and the ice sheets during recent climatic cycles; the last part focusses on the understanding of past and future climatic changes.


Climatology Klima Klimatologie Modellierung Paläoklimatologie biosphere climate modeling modelling palaeoclimatology vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Duplessy
    • 1
  • Marie-Thérèse Spyridakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Mixte CNRS-CEACentre des Faibles RadioactivitésGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79068-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79066-9
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