Climate Change

A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mark Maslin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198719043

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 7120

Previous editions published as: Global warming.

Climate: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mark Maslin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653934

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 8064

In this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Province House - seat of the Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves


Author: Múzeum Spiša v Spišskej Novej Vsi

Publisher: Múzeum Spiša v Spišskej Novej Vsi

ISBN: 8085173131


Page: N.A

View: 3141

The e-book contains a basic overview of Spiš Museum exhibitions in Spišská Nová Ves, located in a historic building called the Province House. The historical exhibition is focused mainly on the history of Spišská Nová Ves. Central and South Spiš is presented in the mining exhibition. The archaeological exhibition thematically covers the entire Spiš region. The natural history section of this eBook portrays the results of the explorations of the Spiš Museum experts, aimed at paleontology (the period of the Tertiary Sea in Spiš), the development of vegetation in Šafárka in the Volovské Hills during the last glacial era (Palynology), as well as an overview of the plants in the permanent Nature of Spiš exhibition (botany).

Marine Climate, Weather and Fisheries

The Effects of Weather and Climatic Changes On Fisheries and Ocean Resources


Author: Taivo Laevastu

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470220498

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

View: 7078

Describes how surface weather affects the environmental conditions and processes in the ocean's surface layers. Summarizes some practical knowledge of the weather's effects on fish availability and behavior. Examines the possible effects of climatic fluctuations on marine fishery resources and reviews several major historical changes in fisheries.

A Synopsis of Known and Potential Diseases and Parasites Associated with Climate Change


Author: N.A

Publisher: Sault Ste. Marie : Ontario Forest Research Institute


Category: Animals

Page: 182

View: 700

Current climate change models for Ontario predict that mean annual temperature will increase by up to 3°C over the next century. Temperatures are expected to increase more in winter than in summer, with an increase in frost-free days, and to increase more in northern than southern latitudes. Minimum temperatures should increase more than maximum temperatures. Precipitation, although somewhat unpredictable, is expected to increase in Ontario, but increased evaporation and transpiration due to warmer temperatures will likely result in drier conditions, particularly during the summer growing seasons. If Ontario's climate changes as predicted, many human, animal and plant diseases that are affected by climate will also change in range, intensity, and/or a variety of other ways, in turn affecting the health and well-being of people, animals and plants in Ontario. This report identifies which diseases are likely to be affected by climate and which human, animal, and plant groups are most vulnerable to them. It also provides recommendations for changing disease management strategies and practices to mitigate the effects of climate change. Because we cannot predict precisely how climate change will affect disease and because the predicted changes may occur at a relatively fast pace, we must improve our knowledge base and our response capability at local, regional and national levels to maintain current levels of health. Doing so will enable us to face the coming challenges, adapt to them, learn from them, and protect Ontario's communities and ecosystems.




Author: Timi Ećimović,Elmar A. Stuhler,Marjan Vezjak

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 9783879885015

Category: Climatology

Page: 208

View: 3469

Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science -


Author: Arthur T. Hubbard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824707576

Category: Science

Page: 5642

View: 6426

This comprehensive reference collects fundamental theories and recent research from a wide range of fields including biology, biochemistry, physics, applied mathematics, and computer, materials, surface, and colloid science-providing key references, tools, and analytical techniques for practical applications in industrial, agricultural, and forensic processes, as well as in the production of natural and synthetic compounds such as foods, minerals, paints, proteins, pharmaceuticals, polymers, and soaps.