Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future

Eds: Alverson KD, Bradley RS & Pedersen TF

, 2003Publisher:


Number of pages: 220

This book stands as a ten-year milestone in the operation of PAGES. It provides a synthesis of the past decade of research into global changes that occurred in the earth system in the past. Focus is achieved by concentrating on those changes in the Earth's past environment that best inform our evaluation of current and future global changes and their consequences for human populations. It seeks to provide a quantitative understanding of the Earth's environment in the geologically recent past and to define the envelope of natural environmental variability against which anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System may be assessed. (ISBN 3-540-42402-4). Although this book is currently out of print, pdfs can be downloaded using the links below.

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> A. Preface.pdf (65 KB)
Keith Alverson, Ray Bradley, Tom Pedersen

> B. Contents & Contributors.pdf (178 KB)

> C. Chapter 1.pdf (753 KB)
The Societal Relevance of Paleoenvironmental Research 
F. Oldfield, K. Alverson

> D. Chapter 2.pdf (1.1 MB)
The Late Quaternary History of Atmospheric Trace Gases and Aerosols: Interactions Between Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles 
D. Raynaud, T. Blunier, Y. Ono, R. J. Delmas 

> E. Chapter 3.pdf (954 KB)
The History of Climate Dynamics in the Late Quaternary 
L. Labeyrie, J. Cole, K. Alverson, T. Stocker 

> F. Chapter 4.pdf (1.5 MB)
The Late Quaternary History of Biogeochemical Cycling of Carbon 
T.F. Pedersen, R. François, L. François, K. Alverson, J. McManus

> G. Chapter 5.pdf (3.1 MB)
Terrestrial Biosphere Dynamics in the Climate System: Past and Future 
J. Overpeck, C. Whitlock, B. Huntley

> H. Chapter 6.pdf (2.5 MB)
The Climate of the Last Millennium 
R.S. Bradley, K.R. Briffa, J. Cole, M.K. Hughes, T.J. Osborn 

> I. Chapter 7.pdf (1.2 MB)
The Role of Human Activities in Past Environmental Change 
F. Oldfield, J.A. Dearing 

> J. Chapter 8.pdf (477 KB)
Challenges of a Changing Earth: Past Perspectives, Future Concerns 
R.S. Bradley, K. Alverson, T.F. Pedersen 

> K. Appendix A.pdf (358 KB)
The Past Global Changes (PAGES) Program 
K. Alverson, I. Larocque, C. Kull 

> L. Appendix B.pdf (2.0 MB)
The PAGES Data System 
C. M. Eakin, M. Diepenbroek, M. Hoepffner 

> M. References.pdf (1.1 MB)

> N. Index & Copyright.pdf (189 KB)

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