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Editors Chang, Ghil, Latif, and Wallace present readers with a collection of academic and professional perspectives on climate change and its contributing factors throughout history. The twenty-three selections that make up the main bulk of the text are devoted to the attribution of climate change in the presence of internal variability, a mathematical theory of climate sensitivity, parametrization of cross-scale interaction of multi-scale systems, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Chih-Pei Chang is a faculty member of the National Taiwan University. Michael Ghil is a faculty member of Ecole Normale Sup&’e&rieure in France. Mojib Latif is with the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. John M. Wallace is a faculty member of the University of Washington. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This book focuses on two major challenges in the climate sciences: 1) to describe the decadal-to-centennial variations in instrumental and proxy records; and 2) to distinguish between anthropogenic variations and natural variability. the National Taiwan University invited some of the world's leading experts across the areas of observational analysis, mathematical theory, and modeling to discuss these two issues. the outcome of the meeting is the 23 chapters in this book that review the state of the art in theoretical, observational and modeling research on internal, unforced and externally forced climate variability.The main conclusion of this research is that internal climate variability on decadal and longer time scales is so large that sidestepping it may lead to false estimates of the climate's sensitivity to anthropogenic forcing.
Number of Pages: 376
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology
Series Title: World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Street Date: November 30, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-9388
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