- Named a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication
- A synthesis of more than 200 timely, up-to-date, and peer-reviewed papers that serves as an interim evaluation of climate science midway through the IPCC Assessment Report cycle
- Authored by 26 of the world's leading climate scientists, most of whom are also contributing authors to the IPCC Assessment Reports.
- Covers a broad range of topics evaluated by the IPCC, including greenhouse gas emissions, the global carbon cycle, sea level rise, and future climate projections.
- Topical boxes summarize each chapter and address commonly held misconceptions surrounding the science of climate change.
geo-scientists, life scientists and engineers; policy-makers, stakeholders, the media; interested laypeople; instructors and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels studying climatology, atmospheric science, oceanography, geology, environmental science and engineering, ecology, and, to a lesser extent, political science
Table of Contents
1. Greenhouse Gases and the Carbon Cycle
2. The Atmosphere
3. Extreme Events
4. Land Surface
5. Permafrost and Hydrates
6. Glaciers and Ice-Caps
7. Ice-Sheets of Greenland and Antarctica
8. Ice Shelves
10. The Oceans
11. Global Sea Level
12. Abrupt Change and Tipping Points
13. Lessons from the Past
14. The Future
- No. of pages: 114
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier 2011
- Published: April 25, 2011
- Imprint: Elsevier
- Paperback ISBN: 9780123869999
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