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Geographers and environmental change

John B. Thornes

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Within geography, physical geography is concerned with the characteristics of the natural environment, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere; how they influence human activities and how ... More


PLANETARY EVOLUTION AND COMPARATIVE CLIMATOLOGY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter looks at climate change in the broader planetary sense. It examines evolutionary process in planetary atmospheres, with an application to the modelling of the evolution of the Earth's ... More


Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

John E. Hobbie and George W. Kling (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book synthesizes the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based in Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been active since the mid-1970s. The book presents research concerning the ... More


Applications of Bayesian smoothing splines

Sally Wood

in Bayesian Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695607
eISBN:
9780191744167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695607.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter shows how Bayesian smoothing splines together with data augmentation techniques can be used to address several important practical problems. It begins with a brief introduction to ... More


Large-scale Controls on Cloudiness

Christopher S. Bretherton and Dennis L. Hartmann

in Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012874
eISBN:
9780262255448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012874.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses aspects of cloud climatology and large-scale forcings on cloudiness. It examines the radiative feedbacks of clouds on large-scale circulation and the associated surface ... More


Climatologies as Social Critique: The Social Construction/Creation of Global Warming, Global Dimming, and Global Cooling

Timothy W. Luke

in Political Theory and Global Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262220842
eISBN:
9780262285445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262220842.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the social construction of global warming, global cooling, and global dimming, which have been building as serious threats to the earth’s atmosphere for many decades. These ... More


Environmental Changes During the Period of Meteorological Records

David E. Anderson, Andrew S. Goudie, and Adrian G. Parker

in Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199697267
eISBN:
9780191810169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the development of an organized growth of instrumental observations based on newly founded reliable instrumental records. It presents their use in climatology, which includes ... More


Climate and Hydrometeorology of the Toolik Lake Region and the Kuparuk River Basin: Past, Present, and Future

Jessica E. Cherry, Stephen J. Déry, Yiwei Cheng, Marc Stieglitz, Amy S. Jacobs, and Feifei Pan

in Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the Toolik climate's past, present, and future together with its surroundings within the Kuparuk River Basin. It provides an in-depth analysis of snowfall and snow cover of ... More


Climate and Catastrophe in Cuba and the Atlantic World in the Age of Revolution

Sherry Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834930
eISBN:
9781469602622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869345_johnson
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1750 to 1800, a critical period that saw the American Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution, the Atlantic world experienced a series of environmental crises, including more ... More


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