Southern Hemisphere Paleo- and Neoclimates : Key Sites, Methods, Data and Models

Climate change and the impact of climate change will affect societies all over the world. This includes temperature and precipitation changes as well as indirect changes such as shifted vegetation belts. Furthermore, CO2 changes may cause major environmental stress for bacteria and viruses potential...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Smolka, Peter (Editor), Volkheimer, Wolfgang (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2000, 2000
Edition:1st ed. 2000
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Climate change and the impact of climate change will affect societies all over the world. This includes temperature and precipitation changes as well as indirect changes such as shifted vegetation belts. Furthermore, CO2 changes may cause major environmental stress for bacteria and viruses potentially supporting the formation of new species, including pests and diseases. Thus, as a result of the UNESCO Project IGCP-341, one can obtain: Regional and large-scale reconstructions and usable data (time series and maps) of greenhouse climates. Information to compile a set of worldwide uniform high-resolution biostratigraphic data. Regional studies of altered rainforests in Amazonia and Africa. Meteorological, historical and dendroclimatological (hemispherewide) studies on recent and ongoing climate changes showing the differential nature of precipitation and temperature change. Software for river network simulation as well as time-series analysis and prediction (monsoonal rainfall) such as neural networks and chaos detection. A PC version (Windows NT 4.0) of a large-scale atmospheric circulation model (T42 resolution, 18 vertical layers). This enables meteorological and geological institutions, also in low-budget regions, to run respective simulations, e.g. on a Pentium II/300. One modeled day takes only 35 min. All data on the accompanying CD (including a large set of worldwide biostratigraphical reference data, paleotemperature data and back-rotated drillholes) can be accessed easily, independently of the software used
Physical Description:XV, 381 p. 118 illus online resource
ISBN:9783642596940