The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World / Edition 4

The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World / Edition 4

by Christopher B. Field
     
 

Field (director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, US) and Raupach (chief research scientist, CSIRO Land and Water Landscape Systems Research Directorate, Australia) present a multidisciplinary exploration of recent research into the global carbon cycle, hoping to advance understanding of its role in climate change. Part of an ongoing… See more details below

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Field (director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, US) and Raupach (chief research scientist, CSIRO Land and Water Landscape Systems Research Directorate, Australia) present a multidisciplinary exploration of recent research into the global carbon cycle, hoping to advance understanding of its role in climate change. Part of an ongoing project of the Scientific committee on Problems of the Environment, the text is predicated on the notion that the carbon cycle, the climate, and humans work together as a single system. After first exploring "cross- cutting" overarching issues, the papers synthesize the research on the carbon cycles of the oceans, the land, and land-ocean margins. They also discuss the role of humans in the carbon cycle and examine issues of carbon management. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559635264
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Colorplates, Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Appendixes
Foreword
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1. The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World
 
PART I: Crosscutting Issues
Chapter 2. Current Status and Past Trends of the Global Carbon Cycle
Chapter 3. The Vulnerability of the Carbon Cycle in the 21st Century: An Assessment of Carbon-Climate-Human Interactions
Chapter 4. Scenarios, Targets, Gaps, and Costs
Chapter 5. A Portfolio of Carbon Management Options
Chapter 6. Interactions between CO2 Stabilization Pathways and Requirements for a Sustainable Earth System
 
PART II: Overview of the Carbon Cycle
Chapter 7. A Paleo-Perspective on Changes in Atmospheric CO2 and Climate
Chapter 8. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Sources and Sinks of Carbon Dioxide
Chapter 9. Non-CO2Greenhouse Gases
Chapter 10. Climate–Carbon Cycle Interactions
Chapter 11. Socioeconomic Driving Forces of Emissions Scenarios
 
PART III: The Carbon Cycle of the Oceans
Chapter 12. Natural Processes Regulating the Ocean Uptake of CO2
Chapter 13. Variability and Climate Feedback Mechanisms in Ocean Uptake of CO2
 
PART IV: The Carbon Cycle of the Land
Chapter 14. A Primer on the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: What We Don't Know But Should
Chapter 15. Geographic and Temporal Variation of Carbon Exchange by Ecosystems and Their Sensitivity to Environmental Perturbations
Chapter 16. Current Consequences of Past Actions: How to Separate Direct from Indirect
 
PART V: The Carbon Cycle of Land-Ocean Margins
Chapter 17. Pathways of Atmospheric CO2 through Fluvial Systems
Chapter 18. Exchanges of Carbon in the Coastal Seas
 
PART VI: Humans and the Carbon Cycle
Chapter 19. Pathways of Regional Development and the Carbon Cycle
Chapter 20. Social Change and CO2 Stabilization: Moving away from Carbon Cultures
Chapter 21. Carbon Transport through International Commerce
 
PART VII: Purposeful Carbon Management
Chapter 22. Near- and Long-Term Climate Change Mitigation Potential
Chapter 23. Unanticipated Consequences: Thinking about Ancillary Benefits and Costs of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation
Chapter 24. International Policy Framework on Climate Change: Sinks in Recent International Agreements
Chapter 25. A Multi-Gas Approach to Climate Policy
Chapter 26. Storage of Carbon Dioxide by Greening the Oceans?
Chapter 27. Direct Injection of CO2 in the Ocean
Chapter 28. Engineered Biological Sinks on Land
Chapter 29. Abatement of Nitrous Oxide, Methane, and the Other Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: The Need for a Systems Approach
 
List of Contributors
SCOPE Series List
SCOPE Executive Committee
Index

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