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Understanding the Earth System : Compartments, Processes, and Interactions :  Compartments, Processes, and Interactions - Eckart Ehlers

Understanding the Earth System : Compartments, Processes, and Interactions

Compartments, Processes, and Interactions

By: Eckart Ehlers (Editor), Thomas Krafft (Editor)

Hardcover Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9783540675150
Number Of Pages: 290

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'Understanding the Earth System' aims to contribute to the timely discussion on Global Change of the Earth system. The discussion centers around the synthesis of procedures effecting both the natural and social sciences. The concept of Earth System Analysis, although controversially discussed, will be the focus of future scientific programs related to Global Change. The main problems are overpopulation, water shortages and climate change.

Panorama: The Earth System: Analysis from Science and the Humanities
Understanding the Earth System - From Global Change Research to Earth System Sciencep. 3
Earth System Analysis and Managementp. 17
The Earth System: A Physiological Perspectivep. 57
The Earth System: An Anthropogenic Perspectivep. 71
Man's Place in Nature - Past and Futurep. 81
Focus: Water in the Earth System: Availability, Quality and Allocation in Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives
Global Alteration of Riverine Geochemistry under Human Pressurep. 97
Integrated Management of Water Resourcesp. 115
The Challenge of Global Water Managementp. 125
Perspective: Advancing our Understanding: Reductionist and/or Integrationist Approaches to Earth System Analysis
Understanding Climate Variability: A Prerequisite for Predictions and Climate Change Detectionp. 139
Earth System Modelsp. 147
Climate System and Carbon Cycle Feedbackp. 163
Global Climate Change and Economic Analysisp. 179
From Nature-Dominated to Human-Dominated Environmental Changesp. 195
Appendix: Working Group Reports
Water Quality and Health Risksp. 209
Urban Thirst for Water and Priorities for Actionp. 223
Modeling Water Availability: Scaling Issuesp. 245
Precipitation Variability and Food Securityp. 256
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Freshwater: Availability, Quality, and Allocationp. 265
Water Deficiency and Desertificationp. 275
Subject Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9783540675150
ISBN-10: 3540675159
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: August 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.69