Arctic Environment Variability in the Context of Global Change / Edition 1

Arctic Environment Variability in the Context of Global Change / Edition 1

by Leonid P. Bobylev, Kiril Ya. Kondratyev, Ola M. Johannessen
     
 

In the early part of the twenthieth century, scientists were convinced that the world's climate was largley driven by the Arctic, then known as the kitchen of global weather. Although today's observational data and numerical modelling now outdate this thinking, it is still believed that the Arctic environment does have a strong influence on global climate and

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Overview

In the early part of the twenthieth century, scientists were convinced that the world's climate was largley driven by the Arctic, then known as the kitchen of global weather. Although today's observational data and numerical modelling now outdate this thinking, it is still believed that the Arctic environment does have a strong influence on global climate and therefore it is particularly important to understand the complexities of this ecosystem in the context of global warming.

Arctic Environment Variability in the Context of Global Change is a study of environmental dynamics in the Arctic. The problems of atmosphere composition - including minor gases, aerosols and clouds - are reviewed, and the impact of human activities ins put into context.

This book:

* analyses the results of observational data and numerical modelling that characterise the Arctic basin pollution dynamics and their impact on ecosystems;

* details a study of environmental dynamics in the Arctic, coupled with ecosystem dynamics to provide greater understanding of the Arctic environment;

* details problems in the study of general circulation in the atmosphere and oceans from the 1930s through to today's modern observational data and numerical modelling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540434580
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/20/2004
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Arctic Atmosphere Composition.- Arctic Basin Pollution Dynamics.- Atmospheric Circulation.- Ocean and Sea Ice Dynamics.- Atmospheric Sea-Ice-Ocean Interaction.- Land Surface Processes.- Coastal Processes (including shelf dynamics).- Arctic Climate Dynamics.- Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics.- Conclusion and Future Strategy.

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