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Global Warming

Global Warming

Author(s):
  • Danny Harvey
  • Author: Danny Harvey
    • ISBN:9788131733318
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8131733319
    • Price:Rs. 849.00
    • Pages:368
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Not Available


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    Global Warming: The Hard Science presents a comprehensive, qualitatively rigorous, and critical discussion of the science underlying the global warming issue. The major processes in the climate system needed to understand projected human-induced climatic change are presented in detail. Observational systems used to monitor changes in the climate system and the ways in which the raw data are analyzed in order to produce estimates of current trends are also critically reviewed. It will be an indispensable text for students wanting a comprehensive understanding of the science of global warming, as well as for lecturers and researchers who want to improve their understanding of global warming research outside their own subdiscipline. It is set to become the definitive textbook on the science behind the global warming issue. Global warming is now seen as fundamental to the study of the environment and this text clearly emphasises not only the importance of global warming in the environmental change process, but also introduces students to the science required to analyse these changes accurately.

    Table of Content

    Part I: Introduction
    1. Climatic Change and Variability - Past, Present and Future
    2. The Climate System and Climatic Change
    3. The Physics of the Greenhouse Effect, Radiative Forcing, and Climate Sensitivity
    4. Factors Driving Anthropogenic Emissions to the Atmosphere
    5. Observed Changes in the Climate System and Sea Level During the Recent Past
    Part II: Climatic Change - from emissions to climate system response
    1. Models used in Projecting Future Climatic Change and Sea Level Rise
    2. Computation of Direct and Indirect Radiative Forcings Associated with Changes in the Concentration of Greenhouse Gases and Aerosols
    3. Response of the Carbon Cycle and other Biogeochemical Cycles: Translating Emissions of GHGs and Aerosols into Concentrations and Radiative Forcing
    4. Climate Sensitivity
    5. The Regional Equilibrium Response to a Doubling of the Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide
    6. The Transient Climatic Response and the Detection of Anthropogenic Effects on Climate
    7. Sea Level Rise
    Part III: The Science-Policy Interface
    1. Scenarios of Future Climatic Change
    2. The Prospects for Surprises

    Salient Features

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to global warming and the relationship between weather, climate and environmental change
    • Looks at the major factors, both natural and anthropogenic, driving environmental change
    • Discusses how global warming is affected by human activity
    • Examines in detail the topical issue of projected sea level rise
    • Boxed material, as well as numerous illustrations and diagrams, make the science of global warming accessible and easily understood