Global Biogeochemical Cycles in the Climate System

Global Biogeochemical Cycles in the Climate System

1st Edition - July 12, 2001

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  • Authors: Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Martin Heimann, Sandy Harrison, Elisabeth Holland, Jonathan Lloyd, Ian Prentice, David Schimel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080507408
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780126312607

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The interactions of biogeochemical cycles influence and maintain our climate system. Land use and fossil fuel emissions are currently impacting the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur on land, in the atmosphere, and in the oceans.This edited volume brings together 27 scholarly contributions on the state of our knowledge of earth system interactions among the oceans, land, and atmosphere. A unique feature of this treatment is the focus on the paleoclimatic and paleobiotic context for investigating these complex interrelationships.

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* Eight-page colour insert to highlight the latest research
* A unique feature of this treatment is the focus on the paleoclimatic context for investigating these complex interrelationships.


Advanced students and researchers in the fields of earth science, biology, environmental chemistry, physics, meteorology, engineering, mathematical modeling, environmental policy, and related socioeconomic sciences.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Uncertainties of Global Biogeochemical Predictions
    2 Uncertainties of Global Climate Predictions
    3 Uncertainties in the Atmospheric Chemical System
    4 Inferring Biogeochemical Sources and Sinks from Atmospheric Concentrations: General Consideration and Applications in Vegetarian Canopies
    5 Biogeophysical Feedbacks and the Dynamics of Climate
    6 Land-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and Monsoon Climate Change: A Paleo-Perspective
    7 Paleobiogeochemistry
    8 Should Phosphorus Availability Be Constraining Moist Tropical Forest Responses to Increasing CO2 Concentrations?
    9 Trees in Grasslands: Biogeochemical Consequences of Woody Plant Expansion
    10 Biogeochemistry in the Arctic: Patterns, Processes, and Controls
    11 Evaporation in the Boreal Zone During Summer--Physics and Vegetation
    12 Past and Future Forest Response to Rapid Climate Change
    13 Biogeochemical Models: Implicit vs. Explicit Microbiology
    14 The Global Soil Organic Carbon Pool
    15 Plant Compounds and Their Turnover and Stability as Soil Organic Matter
    16 Input/Output Balances and Nitrogen Limitation in Terrestrial Ecosystems
    17 Interactions Between Hillslope Hydrochemistry, Nitrogen Dynamics and Plants in Fennoscandian Boreal Forest
    18 The Cycle of Atmospheric Molecular Oxygen and its Isotopes
    19 Constraining the Global Carbon Budget from Global to Regional Scales -- the Measurement Challenge
    20 Carbon Isotope Discrimination of Terrestrial Ecosystems -- How Well do Observed and Modeled Results Match?
    21 Photosynthetic Pathways and Climate
    22 Biological Diversity, Evolution and Biogeochemistry
    23 Atmospheric Perspectives on the Ocean Carbon Cycle
    24 International Instruments for the Protection of the Climate and Their National Implementation
    25 A New Tool to Characterizing and Managing Risks
    26 Contrasting Approaches: The Ozone Layer, Climate Change and Resolving the Kyoto Dilemma
    27 Optimizing Long-Term Climate Management
    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: July 12, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080507408
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780126312607

About the Authors

Ernst-Detlef Schulze

Affiliations and Expertise

Max-Planck-Institute of Biogeochemistry, Germany

Martin Heimann

Sandy Harrison

Elisabeth Holland

Jonathan Lloyd

Ian Prentice

David Schimel

Affiliations and Expertise

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

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