Global Warming — The Research Challenges

A Report of Japan’s Global Warming Initiative

Editors: Ichikawa, Atsunobu (Ed.)

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This book presents the latest results of global warming researches focusing on Japanese and international efforts. In 2002, Japan initiated "Global Warming Research Initiatives" lead by the Council for Science and Technology Policy, which aims to harmonize the national research activities and projects. This book is the first report from the initiative. In this book, latest knowledge and future research directions are described for four study areas of the initiative: monitoring and process study, projection modelling and climate change study, impact and risk assessment, and response policies. Readers can review the major topic areas on global warming and climate change. They include the circulation of green house gases in the atmosphere, major results of climate observation, climate prediction made by the "Earth Simulator" supercomputer, predicted impacts of climate change and future threats, and mitigation and adaptation strategies on climate policy.

This book provides excellent material for researchers, teachers and policy- and decision-makers and it is also suitable as a text book for graduate students.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Addressing the Problem of Global Warming

    Ichikawa, Atsunobu

    Pages 3-15

  • Is Global Warming Really Occurring? — What Global Monitoring can Tell Us

    Ichikawa, Atsunobu

    Pages 19-54

  • Climate Modeling and the Projection of Global Warming

    Ichikawa, Atsunobu

    Pages 55-83

  • Impacts and Risks of Global Warming

    Ichikawa, Atsunobu

    Pages 85-114

  • Assessment of Global Warming Response Policies

    Ichikawa, Atsunobu

    Pages 115-139

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Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-015-7094-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Warming — The Research Challenges
Book Subtitle
A Report of Japan’s Global Warming Initiative
Editors
  • Atsunobu Ichikawa
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2941-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2941-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2940-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-015-7094-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 161
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original Japanese edition published by Printing Bureau Ministry of Finance, Japan, 2003
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