A profound knowledge of the past climate is vital for our understanding of global warming. The past 2000 years are both the period which is of most relevance to the next century and that for which there is the most evidence. High-resolution proxy records for this period are available from a variety of sources. Five sections consider dendroclimatology, ice cores, corals, historical records, lake varves, and other indicators. The final two sections cover the histories of various forcing factors and attempt to bring together records from a variety of sources and provide explanations
Table Of Contents:Introduction1Tree-Ring Variables as Proxy-Climate Indicators: Problems with Low-Frequency Signals9Tree-Ring Density Networks for Climate Reconstruction43Millennial and Near-Millennial Scale Dendroclimatic Studies in Northern North America67Reconciling the Glacial and Dendrochronological Records for the Last Millennium in the Canadian Rockies85Multimillennial Dendroclimatic Studies from the Western United States109Large-Scale Climatic Influences on Baldcypress Tree Growth Across the Southeastern United States125Inter-Decadal Climate Oscillations in the Tasmanian Sector of the Southern Hemisphere: Evidence from Tree Rings over the Past Three Millennia141Interdecadal Climatic Variations in Millennial Temperature Reconstructions from Southern South America161Frequency Analysis of an Annually Resolved, 700 Year Paleoclimate Record from the GISP2 Ice Core193Climate Reconstruction from Water Isotopes: What do we Learn from Isotopic Models?213Climate Changes in the Atlantic Sector of Antarctica Over the Past 500 Years from Ice-Core and Other Evidence243Holocene Climate Changes Recorded in an East Antarctica Ice Core263Climatic Changes for the Last 2000 Years Inferred from Ice Core evidence in Tropical Ice Cores281Inter-Comparison of Ice Core [actual symbol not reproducible] and Precipitation Records for Sites in Canada and Greenland over the Last 3500 Years and over the Last Few Centuries in Detail Using EOF Techniques297Coral Records of Climate Change: Understanding Past Variability in the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere331The Potential of Massive Corals for the Study of High-Resolution Climate Variation in the Past Millennium355Eastern Pacific Corals Monitor El Nino/Southern Oscillation, Precipitation, and Sea Surface Temperature Variability Over the Past 3 Centuries373Reconstructions of Past Climate from Historical Sources in the Czech Lands409The Analysis of Two Bi-Millennial Series: Tiber and Po River Floods433High Resolution Lacustrine Sediments and their Potential for Paleoclimatic Reconstruction453Varved Sediment Records of Recent Seasonal to Millennial-Scale Environmental Variability479Intercomparisons of Proxies for Past Solar Variability501Reconstructions of Past Solar Variability519The Volcanic Record in Ice Cores for the Past 2000 Years533Changes in Trace Gas Concentrations During the Last 2000 Years and More Generally, the Holocene547The Potential for Modeling the Effects of Different Forcing Factors on Climate During the Past 2000 Years563Temperature Changes on Long Time and Large Spatial Scales: Inferences from Instrumental and Proxy Records585Are There Optimum Sites for Global Paleotemperature Reconstruction?603What Can the Instrumental Record Tell us About Longer Timescale Paleoclimatic Reconstructions?625Conclusions and Recommendations645
|Book:||Climatic Variations And Forcing Mechanisms Of The Last 2000 Years|
|Author:||Jean Jouzel(Editor) Philip D. Jones(Editor) Raymond S. Bradley(Editor)|
|Number of Pages:||649|
Please Note -
* We sell only NEW book and do NOT sell old or used books.
* The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are not added by BookAdda.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher / distributor.
BookAdda (www.bookadda.com) is a premier online book store in selling books online across India at the most competitive prices. BookAdda sells fiction, business, non fiction, literature, AIEEE, medical, engineering, computer book, etc. The books are delivered across India FREE of cost.