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xxv, 509 p. : ill.
xxv, 509 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction.- UNEP/IPCC history.- Conclusions of IPCC.- The message through the media.- The greeenhouse effect.- The climate models.- The possible causes of climate change.- The general circulation of the atmosphere.- The observational facts: palaeoclimatology.- The observational facts: present temperature.- The observational facts: present rainfall and weather.- The sea: its level and oceanographical "explanations".- GHE and drought in the tropical margins.- GHE and "oscillations": NAO-- NPO.- GHE would increase frequency of El Nino.- Real warming: a disaster or a benefit.- The true priorities of climatology.- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540239093 20160528
In the global-warming debate, definitive answers to questions about ultimate causes and effects remain elusive. In Global Warming: Myth or Reality? Marcel Leroux seeks to separate fact from fiction in this critical debate from a climatological perspective. Beginning with a review of the dire hypotheses for climate trends, the author describes the history of the 1998 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many subsequent conferences. He discusses the main conclusions of the three IPCC reports and the predicted impact on global temperatures, rainfall, weather and climate, while highlighting the mounting confusion and sensationalism of reports in the media. After taking a hard look at the reality of the greenhouse effect, the ?evidence? from climate models, and the models? limitations, Leroux postulates alternate causes of climate change and analyzes the trends for global temperatures, rainfall patterns, and sea level. He poses the ?heretical? question if warming may be considered a benefit in some regions. Finally Leroux suggests a number of priorities for climatologists to better understand processes of climate change, to integrate them into climate models, and to predict accurately future changes in climate. This timely and controversial book lays out the scientific case of the sizable skeptical scientific community who challenge the accepted wisdom.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540239093 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxiv, 548 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
  • Introduction: Statement of knowledge and analysis of methods.- The Chorological Factors.- The Aerological Factors.- Dynamics of the Circulation Perturbations.- Climates of Tropical Africa.- Genera conclusion.- Annexes: *map 246: Observational network of surface wind. *maps 247 and 248: The observational network.- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852336431 20160527
This unique book includes 250 maps related to various factors of meteorology and climate and their effects on the African continent. It provides detailed coverage of fundamentally important issues concerning African meterology, climatology, tropical circulation, rainfall, drought and climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852336431 20160527
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
365 p.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
2 v. : ill. ; 30-45 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)


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