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vii, 203 pages : maps (some color), illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Online Models v Preface vii 1 Humankind and Climate 1 Part I The Greenhouse Effect 7 2 Blackbody Radiation 9 3 The Layer Model 19 4 Greenhouse Gases 29 5 What Holds the Atmosphere Up? 43 6 Weather and Climate 57 7 Feedbacks 73 Part II The Carbon Cycle 87 8 Carbon on Earth 89 9 Fossil Fuels and Energy 103 10 The Perturbed Carbon Cycle 119 Part III The Forecast 133 11 The Smoking Gun 135 12 Potential Climate Impacts 153 13 Decisions, Decisions 173 Glossary 191 Index 197.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470943410 20180326
Archer's Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast 2 nd Edition, is the first real text to present the science and policy surrounding climate change at the right level. Accompanying videos, simulations and instructional support makes it easier to build a syllabus to improve and create new material on climate change. Archer's polished writing style makes the text entertaining while the improved pedagogy helps better understand key concepts, ideas and terms. This edition has been revised and reformulated with a new chapter template of short chapter introductions, study questions at the end, and critical thinking puzzlers throughout. Also a new asset for the BCS was created that will give ideas for assignments and topics for essays and other projects. Furthermore, a number of interactive models have been built to help understand the science and systems behind the processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470943410 20180326
Engineering Library (Terman)
194 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Humankind and climate
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Blackbody radiation
  • The layer model
  • Greenhouse gases
  • The temperature structure of the atmosphere
  • Heat, winds, and currents
  • Feedbacks
  • The carbon cycle
  • Carbon on Earth
  • Fossil fuels and energy
  • The perturbed carbon cycle
  • The forecast
  • Is it reliable?
  • The forecast
  • Decisions, decisions.
"Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast" is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming. Written in an accessible style, this important book examines the processes of climate change and climate stability, from the distant past to the distant future. Examining the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, and what the future may hold for global climate, this text draws on a wide range of disciplines, and summarizes not only scientific evidence, but also economic and policy issues, related to global warming. It features a companion web site that provides access to interactive computer models of the physics and chemistry behind the global warming forecast, which can be used to support suggested student projects included at the end of each chapter. Solutions and artwork from the book are available to instructors online. "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast" provides an essential introduction to this vital issue for both students and general readers, with or without a science background.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405140393 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman), eReserve