Interactions of Energy and Climate: Proceedings of an International Workshop held in Münster, Germany, March 3-6, 1980

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027711779
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 11/30/1980
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 1.38 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

I/Global Energy Demand and Supply — Present and Future.- Economically Efficient Energy Futures.- High Energy Demand and Supply Scenario.- The Role of Climate in Affecting Energy Demand/Supply.- Climate Considerations and Energy Conservation.- Prospects for Using Improved Climate Information to Better Manage Energy Systems.- Discussion.- II/Climatic Impacts of Carbon Dioxide.- The Carbon Cycle and its Perturbation by Man.- The Oceans and Biosphere as Future Sinks for Fossil Fuel Carbon Dioxide.- The Role of the Biosphere.- Modeling the Surface Temperature Changes Due to Increased Atmospheric CO2.- Constraints on Fossil Fuel Use.- The U.S. Department of Energy and the Carbon Dioxide Issue.- Discussion.- III/Climatic Impacts of Other Gases and Aerosols.- The Effects of Chlorofluoromethanes on Climate.- The Impact of Nitrogen Fertilization.- Climatic Effects of Anthropogenic Trace Gases.- Aerosols and Climate.- Discussion.- IV Climatic Impacts of Land Use Changes.- Impacts Due to Deforestation.- Climate Change Due to Anthropogenic Surface Albedo Modification.- Impacts of Changes Due to Large-Scale Deployment of Energy Conversion Systems.- Climatic Impacts of Urbanization.- Discussion.- V/Climatic Impacts of Heat Emission.- Impact of Waste Heat Emissions in the Upper-Rhine Region.- Local and Regional Climatic Impacts of Heat Emission.- Computer Simulation Studies of the Regional and Global Climatic Impacts of Waste Heat Emission.- Discussion.- VI/Risk-Benefit and Cost-Benefit Assessment.- Comparison of Risks and Benefits Among Different Energy Systems.- Assessing the Importance of CO2-induced Climatic Changes Using Risk-Benefit Analysis.- The Costs of Climatic Impacts.- Discussion.- VII/Possible Preventive Measures.- Reduction of Fossil Fuel Use and Adoption of Alternative Energy Sources.- Conservation Practices and Increased Efficiency of Energy Conversion and Usage.- The Collection, Disposal, and Storage of Carbon Dioxide.- Environmental Control Technology for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide.- Discussion.

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