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Climate since AD 1500 - R. S. Bradley

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1994
ISBN: 9780415120302
Number Of Pages: 724

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"Climate Since AD 1500" presents a new perspective on the "Little Ice Age" and on the climate of the twentieth century. The editors have gathered together over fifty contributors from all over the world to provide as wide a geographical dimension as possible. Leading scientists in their fields, they present climatic and meteorological records of climatic variations available for the last 500 years, including research from several areas not previously recorded in English. These records include historical documents, long instrumental records, tree rings and ice core records, and records based on worldwide current research. An introductory chapter provides an explanation of the methods throughout and the book concludes with a summary of data from all the various records.

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"A most valuable compilation . . . this volume succeeds admirably in bringing together many of the multifaceted data from which future progess can proceed." -"Nature "This volume is a timely, important contribution . . . A valuable book, especially at graduate and professional levels, but of interest to anyone concerned with the natural variability of the earth's climate." -"Choice "This is an excellent collection of review articles on documentary-, dedro-, and ice-core analysis for the last 500 years." -"Artic and Alpine Research

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Preface to the Revised Editionp. xv
Preface to the First Editionp. xvi
Climate Since A.D. 1500: Introductionp. 1
Hudson's Bay Company Ships' Log-Books as Sources of Sea Ice Data, 1751-1870p. 17
Historical and Instrumental Evidence of Climatep. 40
Historical Climate Records from the Northeastern United States, 1640 to 1900p. 74
Documentary Evidence for Changes in the Climate of Iceland, A.D. 1500 to 1800p. 92
Monthly Temperature and Precipitation in Central Europe 1525-1979p. 118
Reconstructing the Climate of Northern Italy from Archive Sourcesp. 143
Three Historical Data Series on Floods and Anomalous Climatic Events in Italyp. 155
Documentary Evidence from the U.S.S.Rp. 171
Reconstruction of 18th Century Summer Precipitation of Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, China, Based on the Clear and Rain Recordsp. 184
Beijing Summer Temperatures Since 1724p. 210
Reconstruction of Rainfall Variation of the Baiu in Historical Timesp. 224
Climatic Variations in the Longest Instrumental Recordsp. 246
Mapping Climate Using Tree-Rings from Western North Americap. 269
Dendroclimatic Evidence from Northern North Americap. 296
Dendroclimatic Evidence from the Great Plains of the United Statesp. 312
Dendroclimatic Evidence from Eastern North Americap. 331
Dendroclimatic Evidence from Southwestern Europe and Northwestern Africap. 349
Recent Dendroclimatic Evidence of Northern and Central European Summer Temperaturesp. 366
Dendroclimatic Evidence from the Northern Soviet Unionp. 393
Dendroclimatic Evidence from the Western Himalayap. 415
Dendroclimatic Studies in Chinap. 432
South American Dendroclimatological Recordsp. 446
Dendroclimatic Evidence from Australasiap. 463
Ice Core Climate Signals from Mount Logan, Yukon A.D. 1700-1897p. 483
The Arctic from Svalbard to Severnaya Zemlyap. 505
Ice Core Evidence from Peru and Chinap. 517
Ice Core Evidence from the Antarctic Peninsula Regionp. 549
Paleoenvironmental Conditions in Antarctica Since A.D. 1500p. 572
Evidence of Solar Activity Variationsp. 593
Records of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions Over the Last 500 Yearsp. 606
The Historical Record of El NiƱo Eventsp. 623
Climatic Variations Over the Last 500 Yearsp. 649
Recent Developments in Studies of Climate Since A.D. 1500p. 666
Subject Indexp. 681
Name Indexp. 695
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ISBN: 9780415120302
ISBN-10: 0415120306
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 724
Published: 22nd December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 1

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