By Gerd Prölss, Michael Keith Bird

This publication at the terrestrial area setting is directed at a huge team of scholars, the onlyВ prerequisite being an identical wisdom of primary physics and arithmetic as often required for introductory collage classes in technology or engineering curricula. extra particular wisdom on chosen subject matters is derived in organization which each and every phenomenon thought of. The breadth and introductory characterВ of the contents make this a great textbook for college kids in geophysics, meteorology, house sciences and astronomy.

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1978, 1987; Kellogg and Schware, 1981, Kutzbach and Guetter, 1986; Mitchell, 1990), and popular and technical articles and web sites describing global warming often note this possibility. It has long been recognized as well that the Mid-Holocene is not an exact parallel to modern circumstances, since observed Northern Hemisphere warming correlated with changing orbital parameters, specifically an increase in solar insolation, and not by an increase in greenhouse gases. Perhaps fortuitously from the perspective of resolving impacts on climate, biota, and human populations, these different potential causes have led to similar outcomes as far as projections of Northern Hemisphere and particularly high-latitude temperature and precipitation are concerned (Mitchell, 1990, pp.

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