Book
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
PHYSICS-199-01