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After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Linda L. Wallace (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents the history and aftereffects of the fires of 1988 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) describes the chronology of the fires, the areas burned, and the extent ... More


On Causality and Ice Age Deglaciations

Alexandre Casanovas and Vicent Gómez

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0026
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the most important of several factors that influence ice ages—solar forcing. Others, such as ocean circulation, are consequences of uneven solar radiation. The complexity of ... More


Biogeography

Kenneth R. Young, Mark A. Blumler, Lori D. Daniels, Thomas T. Veblen, and Susy S. Ziegler

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Biogeographers study the distributions of organisms and the systems those species inhabit. Biogeography can be viewed both as a form of geographical enquiry applied to plants and animals, and also ... More


Glacial and Periglacial Environments

Philip Hughes and Jamie Woodward

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Traditionally, glacial and periglacial geomorphology has not featured prominently in discussions about the physical geography of the Mediterranean basin. It is now clear, however, that on numerous ... More


Coastal Geomorphology and Sea-Level Change

Iain Stewart and Christophe Morhange

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The intricate shores of the Mediterranean Sea twist and turn for some 46,000 km, with three-quarters of their convoluted length confined to only four countries— Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey. ... More


Late Quaternary Glaciation of the Tropical Andes

Geoffrey O. Seltzer

in The Physical Geography of South America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195313413
eISBN:
9780197562475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195313413.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The effects of climate change are intrinsic features of Earth’s landscapes, and South America is no exception. Abundant evidence bears witness to the changes that have shaped the continent over ... More


Past Changes in Ocean Carbonate Chemistry

Richard E. Zeebe and Andy Ridgwell

in Ocean Acidification

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199591091
eISBN:
9780191918001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199591091.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Over the period from 1750 to 2000, the oceans have absorbed about one-third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by humans. As the CO2 dissolves in seawater, the oceans become more acidic and ... More


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