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Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More


Climate wobbles

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter shows how planetary cooling has culminated in a series of periodic glaciations of the Northern hemisphere – the recent ‘ice ages’ – which have become progressively longer and deeper. ... More


Box Models

Matthieu Roy-Barman and Catherine Jeandel

in Marine Geochemistry: Ocean Circulation, Carbon Cycle and Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787495
eISBN:
9780191829604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787495.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

A box model provides a simple and quantitative description of a tracer in the ocean. The ocean (or a part of the ocean) is described as a reservoir with a homogeneous tracer concentration. The tracer ... More


The Long View of Planetary Systems

Karel Schrijver

in One of Ten Billion Earths: How we Learn about our Planet's Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799894
eISBN:
9780191864865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799894.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

How many planetary systems formed before our’s did, and how many will form after? How old is the average exoplanet in the Galaxy? When did the earliest planets start forming? How different are the ... More


Introduction

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

An introduction to long-term climate-neutral energy makes clear that most arises from the Sun or the motions of the Sun-Earth system. Quantum physics is an essential part of understanding the Sun’s ... More


Precambrian granitic rocks

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

in Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Granitic rocks represent the dominant part of the Precambrian continental crust and have characters different from younger granites. Methods for and the significance of age determinations are briefly ... More


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