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By Kendal McGuffie, Ann Henderson-Sellers

McGuffie (U. of expertise, Sydney, Australia) and Henderson-Sellers (ANSTO surroundings, Australia) replace their textbook for complicated undergraduate classes in weather modeling, fiscal forecasting, computing device sciences, and earth sciences and for readers who're now not meteorologists through education. They think scholars have uncomplicated high-school arithmetic, yet say that during truth the mathematical improvement and different targeted sections will be skipped with out prejudice to later sections. the 1st version used to be released in 1987 and the second one in 1995. The 3rd comprises significant updates the place required, redrawn figures, and masses new fabric. The disk offers visualizations and versions, together with figures compatible for lectures or displays.

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The radiative effect of the reduced stratospheric ozone is to cool the planet. 14a). Land-surface changes Humans are now recognized as dominant agents in regional-scale changes of the character of the Earth’s surface. These include desertification, re- and deforestation, urbanization and major river, lake and dam engineering. Climate modellers have investigated the climatic effect of such changes on the nature of the Earth’s continental surface. Desertification is a problem affecting millions of people.

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In this core, deuterium is used as a proxy record of the local temperatures and the 18O follows fluctuations in continental ice volume. The deuterium (2H) is derived from the water melted from the ice itself and so represents the ‘heavy’ water content of precipitation as it once fell, as snow, on to the frozen glacier surface. In contrast, the 18O record comes from oxygen gas (O2) trapped in air pockets in the ice core. 11 The climate of the past 420 000 years is revealed in this analysis of ice cores from Antarctica.

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