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Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes: Data, spectral analysis and mechanisms / Edition 1
     

Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes: Data, spectral analysis and mechanisms / Edition 1

by Richard A. Muller, Gordon J. MacDonald
 

ISBN-10: 3540437797

ISBN-13: 9783540437796

Pub. Date: 08/26/2002

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

It is not possible to understand the present or future climate unless scientists can account for the enormous and rapid cycles of glaciation that have taken place over the last million years, and which are expected to continue into the future. A great deal has happened in the theory of the ice ages over the last decade, and it is now widley accepted that ice ages are

Overview

It is not possible to understand the present or future climate unless scientists can account for the enormous and rapid cycles of glaciation that have taken place over the last million years, and which are expected to continue into the future. A great deal has happened in the theory of the ice ages over the last decade, and it is now widley accepted that ice ages are driven by changes in the Earth's orbit. The study of ice ages is very inter-disciplinary, covering geology, physics, glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric science, planetary orbit calculations astrophysics and statistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540437796
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 2000. 2nd printing 2002
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. Brief Introduction.- 2. Astronomy.- 3. Spectral Analysis.- 4. Climate proxies.- 5. Time scale and timing.- 6. Mechanisms, models and theories.- 7. Accretion climate models.- 8. Evidence.- 9. Status of our understanding.- Appendix 1. Bispectral analysis.- Appendix 2. Matlab programs.- Appendix 3. Maximum entropy plots.- Appendix 4. Websites for data.

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