An accessible account of the ways in which the world's plant life affects the climate. It covers everything from tiny local microclimates created by plants to their effect on a global scale. If youave ever wondered how vegetation can create clouds, haze and rain, or how plants have an impact on the composition of greenhouse gases, then this book is required reading.In certain other areas such as the eastern USA and Japan, the measurements seem to make much more sense in terms of previous ... variation might give us clues to longer term trends that will emerge as the global climate warms due to the greenhouse effect. ... more frequent and more severe El Nino events affecting the carbon balance in the tropical forests of South America, South-East Asia and Africa.
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-24|