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By Peter V. Hobbs

ISBN-10: 0123507251

ISBN-13: 9780123507259

FROM THE PUBLISHERAerosol and clouds play vital roles in picking out the earth's weather, in ways in which we're purely starting to understand. along with molecular scattering from gases, aerosol and clouds verify partly what fraction of sunlight radiation reaches the earth's floor, and what fraction of the longwave radiation from the earth escapes to area. This booklet offers an summary of the newest learn on atmospheric aerosol and clouds and their results on worldwide weather. matters reviewed comprise the direct and oblique results of aerosol on weather, the radiative homes of clouds and their results at the Earth's radiation stability, the incorporation of cloud results in numerical climate prediction types, and stratospheric aerosol and clouds.

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It is not a gas, but the black particles making up soot absorb solar radiation. Its lifetime in the atmosphere is short compared to most greenhouse gases and its warming potential depends on the source and its fate on the atmosphere. Recent studies are assessing the contribution of black carbon to global warming. 45 watts per square meter (W m−2 ). 8 billion tonnes of oil every minute or more than 100 times the world’s current rate of commercial energy consumption (UNFCC 2002). 5 Fig. 12 Relative contribution of anthropogenic increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations to global radiative forcing (warming) (Data from IPCC 2000.

Fossils, preserved in ancient sedimentary rocks, provide evidence that populations of tropical plants and animals once thrived in Europe and elsewhere, where today’s climate is cool and temperate. Sheets of glacial ice, a mile thick, covered much of North America only 20,000 years ago. About 8,000 years ago Saharan North Africa, now an arid desert, was home to numerous wetlands and lakes dotted with shoreline human settlements. More recently, very small climate changes over the past few thousand years have greatly impacted human civilization.

B) Alongshore wind strengths have intensified at widely separated coastal locations since 1946. Horizontal dashed line indicates long-term mean (Reprinted from Bakun A 1990. Global climate change and intensification of coastal ocean upwelling. Science 247: 198–201). 5a). The surface water is replaced by cold nutrient-rich water that moves upward from depth (upwells). If surface air becomes warmer year after year, the land should heat more rapidly than the coastal water (which has a higher heat capacity) and theoretically, the pressure gradient and alongshore wind strength should intensify.

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