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Title:
Climate : into the 21st century
Author:
Burroughs, William James.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780521792028
Format :
Book

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Climate: Into the 21st Century features an unrivalled collection of essays by the world's leading meteorological experts. Compiled by an international team formed under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), these fully integrated contributions provide a perspective of the global climate system across the 20th century. The most arresting and extreme climatic events are described. In addition, the book traces the development of our capabilities to observe and monitor the climate system, and outlines our understanding of the predictability of climate on many time-scales. Lavishly illustrated in colour and written in an accessible and engaging style, this book provides a very readable account of the challenges that climate poses at the start of the 21st Century. It will captivate the general reader interested in climate issues, as well as forming a valuable teaching resource.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Prefacep. 8
Section 1 Our perceptions of climatep. 10
Section 2 The climate systemp. 42
Section 3 Impacts of varying climatep. 104
Section 4 Climate for a better societyp. 154
Section 5 The century aheadp. 200
Appendices
Glossaryp. 223
Acronyms and abbreviationsp. 229
Mapsp. 230
Chemical symbols, conversion factors, unitsp. 232
Credits and acknowledgementsp. 233
Indexp. 236