Global Climatology and Ecodynamics: Anthropogenic Changes to Planet Earth / Edition 1

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Overview

Uncertainties of information on the problems of global climatology are a principal barrier for adequate understanding of the anthropogenic effects on global ecodynamics. The purpose of the book is to summarize existing information and assess the level of these uncertainties. We want to stimulate readers to think in the longer term about climate change and ecological damage that is being done to the planet Earth in the hope that it may remain fit for human habitation and a satisfying life style for future generations, not just the next generation or two.

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Arthur J. Cracknell: In the mid 1970s Prof. Cracknell started to become involved in remote sensing (Earth Observation) work, a field that was then in its infancy. The idea that led him to start remote sensing work in the former Physics Department at Dundee University was to provide a link between the generators of satellite data and the environmental scientists and engineers who would like to use the data. This work on the processing and interpretation of remote sensing data developed by Prof. Cracknell expanded enormously over a period of about 25 years and led to the publication by him and his co-authors of over 200 research papers and about 20 or so books on the subject. The books range from an introductory textbook on the subject, which is about to go into its second edition, to monographs and edited conference and summer school proceedings.

Prof. Vladimir F. Krapivin published numerous papers and a number of books relevant to environmental and global changes studies. Among the latter are:"Ecoinformatics Methods" (with I.I. Potapov), 2002, Moscow (in Russian)."Modelling the Global Carbon Cycle" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev), 2004, Moscow (in Russian)."Global Change of the Environment: Ecoinformatics" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev), St. Petersburg (in Russian)."Perspectives of Civilization Development: Multidimensional Analysis" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and V.P. Savinikh), 2003, Moscow (in Russian)."Global Environmental Change: Modelling and Monitoring" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and G.W. Phillips), Springer, 2002, Germany;"Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and C.A. Varotsos), Springer/Praxis, 2003, U.K.;"Global Ecodynamics: a Multidimensional Analysis" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev, V.P. Savinikh, and C.A. Varotsos), 2004, Springer/Praxis, U.K."Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamics" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and C.A. Varotsos);"Atmospheric Aerosol Properties: Formation, Processes and Impacts" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev, L.S. Ivlev and C.A. Varotsos).

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Table of Contents

1. The seminal nature of the work of Academician Kirill Yakovlech Kondratyev;- 2- Academician Kirill Kondratyev and the IPCC: his opposition to the Kyoto Prool;- 3. The earth radiation budget - twenty years later (1985-2005);- 4. Aerosol and atmospheric electricity;- 5. Remote sensing of terrestrial chlorophyll content;- 6. Regarding greenhouse explosion;- 7. Model-bases method for the assessment of global change in a nature/scoiety system;- 8. Self-learning statistical short-term climate predictive model for Europe; 9. Theory of series of exponents and its applications for analysis of radiation processes;- 10. Forecast of biosphere dynamics using small-scales models; 11. Air temperature change at the White Sea shores and Islands in nineteenth and twentieth centuries;-12. Climatic characteristics of the temperature, humidity and wind velocity in the atmospheric boundary layer over western Siberia;- 13. Ecological safety and risks of the carbohydrates transportation in the Baltic Sea;- 14. New directions in biophysical ecology;- 15. The Earth as an open ecosystem;- 16. The problems of the sustainable development of ecological-ecnonomic systems;- 17. Sustainable developments problems in the context of global ecoinformatics;- 18. 'Sustainability - no hope!' or 'Sustainability - no hope?'

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