Beyond Global Warming

How Numerical Models Revealed the Secrets of Climate Change
Princeton University Press
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  • erschienen am 14. Januar 2020
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  • 224 Seiten
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A definitive account of how we have come to understand the fundamental processes behind global warming

Syukuro Manabe is perhaps the leading pioneer of modern climate modeling. Beyond Global Warming is his compelling firsthand account of how the scientific community came to understand the human causes of climate change, and how numerical models using the world's most powerful computers have been instrumental to these vital discoveries.

Joined here by atmospheric scientist Anthony Broccoli, Manabe shows how climate models have been used as virtual laboratories for examining the complex planetary interactions of atmosphere, ocean, and land. Manabe and Broccoli use these studies as the basis for a broader discussion of human-induced global warming-and what the future may hold for a warming planet. They tell the stories of early trailblazers such as Svante Arrhenius, the legendary Swedish scientist who created the first climate model of Earth more than a century ago, and provide rare insights into Manabe's own groundbreaking work over the past five decades. Expertly walking readers through key breakthroughs, they explain why increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide has caused temperatures to rise in the troposphere yet fall in the stratosphere, why the warming of the planet's surface differs by hemisphere, why drought is becoming more frequent in arid regions despite the global increase in precipitation, and much more.

Authoritative and illuminating, Beyond Global Warming is an invaluable insider's look at some of today's most cutting-edge Earth science, and a rare window into a brilliant scientific mind.

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  • Princeton
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  • USA
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978-0-691-18516-3 (9780691185163)
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Syukuro Manabe and Anthony J. Broccoli
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • Global Warming
  • Chapter 2 Early Studies
  • The Heat-Trapping Envelope
  • The First Quantitative Estimate
  • A Simple Alternative
  • Chapter 3 One-Dimensional Model
  • Radiative-Convective Equilibrium
  • The Response to CO2 Change
  • Chapter 4 General Circulation Models
  • The UCLA Model
  • The GFDL Model
  • Chapter 5 Early Numerical Experiments
  • Polar Amplification
  • Seasonal Variation
  • Chapter 6 Climate Sensitivity
  • Radiative Feedback
  • The Gain Factor Metric
  • Feedbacks of the Second Kind
  • Feedback in 3-D Models
  • Chapter 7 Glacial-Interglacial Contrast
  • The Geologic Signature
  • Simulated Glacial-Interglacial Contrast
  • Chapter 8 The Role of the Ocean in Climate Change
  • The Thermal Inertia of the Ocean
  • The Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Model
  • Initialization and Flux Adjustment
  • Global Warming Experiments
  • The Atlantic Ocean
  • The Southern Ocean
  • Chapter 9 Cold Climate and Deep Water Formation
  • Chapter 10 Global Change in Water Availability
  • Acceleration of the Water Cycle
  • Numerical Experiments
  • The Latitudinal Profile
  • River Discharge
  • Soil Moisture
  • Implications for the Future
  • Postscript
  • References
  • Index

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