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Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition

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Andreas Schmittner, Oregan State University

Copyright Year: 2017

Last Update: 2018

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by George Nolly, Lecturer, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 7/11/20

Very comprehensive treatment of a complex subject. I was especially impressed with the currency of the information, including reference to the Corona Virus we are currently experiencing. My only disappointment was in the omission of any discussion... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Weather
  • 2. Observations
  • 3. Paleoclimate
  • 4. Theory
  • 5. Carbon
  • 6. Processes
  • 7. Models
  • 8. Impacts
  • 9. Economics
  • 10. Ethics
  • 11. Solutions

About the Book

This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

About the Contributors


Andreas Schmittner, Oregan State University