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Linking Climate Change to Land Surface Change : Advances in Global Change Research - Sue J. McLaren

Linking Climate Change to Land Surface Change

Advances in Global Change Research

By: Sue J. McLaren (Editor), Dominic R. Kniveton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780792366386
Number Of Pages: 276

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Our views and understanding of variations in climate, geomorphological processes and the interrelationships that exist between climatic changes and land surface changes, both now and in the past, have developed greatly over the last decade. This book aims to encapsulate some of these recent advances and focuses on the integration of research that has been conducted by geomorphologists and climatologists on linking climate and land surface changes. This book is divided into two main parts: Section A incorporates research that has concentrated on short-term variations in climate, whilst Section B looks at some of the work on long-term climate variability. The volume concludes with a summary chapter that brings together the various ideas that have been presented in this work and other recent research in this general field. This text will be of interest to upper level students of geomorphology, Quaternary studies, climatology, earth sciences, and environmental studies. It will also be of use to researchers in these fields.

Table of contentsp. v
Prefacep. vii
Contributing Authorsp. xi
Short-Term Climate Variability
Dust variability over Northern Africa and rainfall in the Sahelp. 1
Desiccation in the Sahelp. 27
Hydrological response of desert margins to climate change: The Effect of Changing Surface Propertiesp. 49
Weathering, geomorphology and climatic variability in the Central Namib Desertp. 65
Warm season land surface-climate interactions in the United States Midwest from mesoscale observationsp. 83
Streamflow changes in the Sierra Nevada, California, simulated using a statistically downscaled General Circulation Model scenario of climate changep. 99
Examining links between climate change and landslide activity using GCMS: Case Studies from Italy and New Zealandp. 123
Long-Term Climate Variability
Geologic evidence of rapid, multiple and high magnitude climate change during the last glacial (Wisconsinan) of North Americap. 143
Aeolian geomorphic response to climate change: an example from the Estancia valley, Central New Mexico, U.S.A.p. 171
Evaporite minerals and organic horizons in sedimentary sequences in the Libyan Fezzan: implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructionp. 193
Relict cryogenic mounds in the UK as evidence of climate Changep. 209
Investigations into Long-Term Future Climate Changesp. 231
Summary
Geomorphological and climatological perspectives on land surface--climate changep. 247
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780792366386
ISBN-10: 0792366387
Series: Advances in Global Change Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.61

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