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Climate change atlas : greenhouse simulations from the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment / by Ann Henderson-Sellers and Ann-Maree Hansen.

By: Henderson-Sellers, Ann.
Contributor(s): Hansen, Ann-Maree | Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Development.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Atmospheric and oceanographic sciences library ; 17.Publisher: Dordrecht, Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995Description: 159 p. : maps ; 35 cm.ISBN: 0792334655.Subject(s): CLIMATIC CHANGES | MATHEMATICAL MODELS | COMPUTER SIMULATION | CLIMATOLOGY | GREENHOUSE EFFECT | ATLASESHoldings: GRETA POINT: OUTSIZE 551.583 HEN Summary: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increasing since the Industrial Revolution, prompting concern that these increases could result in global and regional climate change. The impacts of this enhanced greenhouse effect are not yet fully understood and may depend on both the degree and the speed of climate change. Impact and policy assessments are demanding more information from climate modellers and specific case studies use the most up-to-date, completely validated model results available. But one model `snapshot' will not represent the whole scene, nor the full complexity and uncertainty of future climate prediction. The Climate Change Atlas puts such individual model scenarios into context. The Climate Change Atlas is a means of visually representing, comparing and communicating climate variables as derived from global climate models: temperature, precipitation, snow and ice. The displays are readily comprehensible to a broad community, motivated by the need to provide and utilise climate change assessments and to understand their reliability in the development of policy initiatives. A guide to both scientist and policy maker to the quantification, consensus and (un)certainty derivable from these models.
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Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increasing since the Industrial Revolution, prompting concern that these increases could result in global and regional climate change. The impacts of this enhanced greenhouse effect are not yet fully understood and may depend on both the degree and the speed of climate change. Impact and policy assessments are demanding more information from climate modellers and specific case studies use the most up-to-date, completely validated model results available. But one model `snapshot' will not represent the whole scene, nor the full complexity and uncertainty of future climate prediction. The Climate Change Atlas puts such individual model scenarios into context. The Climate Change Atlas is a means of visually representing, comparing and communicating climate variables as derived from global climate models: temperature, precipitation, snow and ice. The displays are readily comprehensible to a broad community, motivated by the need to provide and utilise climate change assessments and to understand their reliability in the development of policy initiatives. A guide to both scientist and policy maker to the quantification, consensus and (un)certainty derivable from these models.

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