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Title Global environmental change : research pathways for the next decade / Committee on Global Change Research, Board on Sustainable Development, Policy Division, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 595 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Introduction and background -- Changes to the biology and biochemistry of ecosystems -- Changes in the climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales -- Changes in the climate system on decade-to-century timescales -- Changes in the chemistry of the atmosphere -- Paleoclimate overview -- Human dimensions of global environmental change -- Observations -- Processing and distributing earth observations and information -- Modeling -- Findings and recommendations
Summary "This volume encourages a renewed commitment to understanding global change and sets a direction for research in the decade ahead. Through case studies the book explores what can be learned from the lessons of the past 20 years and what are the outstanding scientific questions."--Catalog description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Climatic changes -- Research -- United States.
Global environmental change.
Global warming -- Research -- United States.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Research -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Global Change.
National Research Council (U.S.). Policy Division. Board on Sustainable Development.
ISBN 030951780X (electronic bk.)
9780309517805 (electronic bk.)