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Facts on GHG Emissions and the Change in Average Global Surface Temperature

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

in The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes scientific knowledge concerning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the change in global average surface temperature. It considers the climate system of the Earth is in terms of ... More


The History of the Obesity Epidemic in Denmark

Thorkild I. A. Sørensen, Benjamin Rokholm, and Teresa A. Ajslev

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The prevailing interpretation of the global epidemic of obesity is that it is a consequence of changes in societies toward more so-called obesogenic environments, changes which involve the emergence ... More


Introduction to the polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the physical characteristics of polar regions, specifically in the Arctic and Antarctic. It then discusses the energy balances of the polar regions, ... More


Characterization and Measurement of Undernutrition: Controversies and Consensus

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some of the basic nutrition and economics concepts to be used later in the book are defined and explained. These include the energy identity and the energy balance, as well as the genetic potential ... More


Energy

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the analysis of energy resource balance and the ecological limits on energy resources with special reference to the oil crisis in both the global and the Indian context. It ... More


Time-harmonic fields

Mauro Fabrizio and Morro Angelo

in Electromagnetism of Continuous Media: Mathematical Modelling and Applications

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527008
eISBN:
9780191713316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527008.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter reviews balance laws and relevant solutions to Maxwell’s equations in connection with the time-harmonic dependence. The wave equation becomes the Helmholtz equation and, for it, Green’s ... More


Turbulence energy: its inertial transfer and dissipation

W. David McComb

in Homogeneous, Isotropic Turbulence: Phenomenology, Renormalization and Statistical Closures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689385
eISBN:
9780191768255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689385.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The chapter begins by stating the test problems of HIT, as (1) free of the energy spectrum decay from a specific initial value and (2) stationary turbulence which is subject to external forcing. A ... More


Balancing the Opposites of Climate Change

Jeffrey T. Kiehl

in Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231177184
eISBN:
9780231541169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177184.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A view on how local and global systems come into balance. A reflection on how imbalances in our interior psychological world create imbalances in our external world, e.g. climate change.


Obesity

Shirley W. Ekvall, Valli K. Ekvall, Diane Spear, and Michael Farrell

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses obesity, including childhood obesity. The biochemical, genetic, and clinical abnormalities are discussed. Factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation are described, ... More


Energy Balance

A. Le Bot

in Foundation of Statistical Energy Analysis in Vibroacoustics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198729235
eISBN:
9780191796173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729235.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the general methodology for applying statistical energy analysis to actual systems. Substructuring of complex systems, evaluation of the parameters (modal densities, injected ... More


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