Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

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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 Eartha (TM)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. A set of color overhead transparencies based on the figures in the book is available free on the PAGES website ( for use in teaching and lecturing.Sea surface temperature was derived from the statistical analysis of micro-fossil species distribution in sediments ... was that most of the cooling during LGM occurred at high latitudes, with only small changes over the tropical oceans. ... These include observations such as the glacial lowering of snow lines (Klein et al . 1999anbsp;...

Title:Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future
Author:Keith D. Alverson, Raymond S. Bradley, Thomas F. Pedersen
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003


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