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Description: This book presents concise information about the earths atmosphere, land, marine resources, cryosphere, climate change models and impacts of climate on land surface, water and biological resources. It is presented for students, researchers and academicians working on interdisciplinary aspects, as well professionals and administrators. The issue of climate change has to be approached in a holistic manner rather than on a piece meal basis.
Table of Content: * Atmosphere * Introduction * Earths climate * Earths atmosphere * Layers of the earths atmosphere * Suns Radiation * Albedo * Ozone layer * Greenhouse Gases (GHG) * Vertical Motion in the Atmosphere * Atmospheric Circulation Patterns * Carbon Cycle * Feedbacks in the Atmosphere * Land surface * Land cover and land use * Vegetation cover * Conversion natural surface * Agriculture * Urban areas * Surface cover features and energy * Wet land areas * Snow covered areas Sea & Marine resources * Ocean/ Sea * Composition of Sea water * Salinity * Temperature * Density * Dissolved Gases * Nutrients * pH * Ocean currents * Flow in Sea * Wind-induced vertical circulation * Thermohaline circulation * Marine Environment * Sea Level * Effects on global climate * Cryosphere * Snow * Snow ice * Sea ice * Lake ice and river ice * Frozen ground and permafrost * Glaciers and ice sheets * Snowpack * Snowmelt * Climate Change and Arctic Sea Ice * Key factors of influence * Climate change models * Projection and Global Climate Models * IPCC Climate Models * Regional scenarios * Regional downscaling * Statistical downscaling * Satellite remote sensing data * Ground based observation * Validation of results * Impacts of climate change * Extreme weather * Tropical Storms * Heat Waves * Floods and Drought * Ecosystem and wild life * Air quality * Ozone depletion * Radiation and Greenhouse effect * Rainfall and temperature * Agriculture * Forest * Water Resource * Water quality * Hydrological cycle * Water security * Human health * Energy * Melting of ice * Environment and security * Refugees * Natural disasters * References * Web sites