Understanding the Earth System: Compartments, Processes and Interactions

Understanding the Earth System: Compartments, Processes and Interactions

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ISBN-13: 9783642631764
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/17/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

1 Panorama: The Earth System: Analysis from Science and the Humanities.- 1Understanding the Earth System — From Global Change Research to Earth System Science.- 2Earth System Analysis and Management.- 3The Earth System: A Physiological Perspective.- 4The Earth System: An Anthropogenic Perspective.- 5Man’s Place in Nature — Past and Future.- II Focus: Water in the Earth System: Availability, Quality and Allocation in Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives.- 6Global Alteration of Riverine Geochemistry under Human Pressure.- 7Integrated Management of Water Resources.- 8The Challenge of Global Water Management.- III Perspective: Advancing our Understanding: Reductionist and/or Integrationist Approaches to Earth System Analysis.- 9Understanding Climate Variability: A Prerequisite for Predictions and Climate Change Detection.- 10Earth System Models.- 11Climate System and Carbon Cycle Feedback.- 12Global Climate Change and Economic Analysis.- 13From Nature-Dominated to Human-Dominated Environmental Changes.- IV Appendix: Working Group Reports.- 14Water Quality and Health Risks.- 15Urban Thirst for Water and Priorities for Action.- 16Modeling Water Availability: Scaling Issues.- 17Precipitation Variability & Food Security.- 18Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Freshwater: Availability, Quality, and Allocation.- 19Water Deficiency and Desertification.

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