Environmental Sciences

Global Climatology and Ecodynamics

Anthropogenic Changes to Planet Earth

Authors: Cracknell, Arthur Philip, Krapivin, Vladimir F.

  • Summarizes existing information and assesses the level of uncertainties
  • Aims to stimulate readers to think in the longer term about climate change and the ecological damage being done to the planet earth
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About this book

Uncertainties of information on the problems of global climatology are a principal barrier for adequate understanding of the anthropogenic effects on global ecodynamics. The purpose of the book is to summarize existing information and assess the level of these uncertainties. We want to stimulate readers to think in the longer term about climate change and ecological damage that is being done to the planet Earth in the hope that it may remain fit for human habitation and a satisfying life style for future generations, not just the next generation or two.

About the authors

Arthur J. Cracknell: In the mid 1970s Prof. Cracknell started to become involved in remote sensing (Earth Observation) work, a field that was then in its infancy. The idea that led him to start remote sensing work in the former Physics Department at Dundee University was to provide a link between the generators of satellite data and the environmental scientists and engineers who would like to use the data. This work on the processing and interpretation of remote sensing data developed by Prof. Cracknell expanded enormously over a period of about 25 years and led to the publication by him and his co-authors of over 200 research papers and about 20 or so books on the subject. The books range from an introductory textbook on the subject, which is about to go into its second edition, to monographs and edited conference and summer school proceedings.

Prof. Vladimir F. Krapivin published numerous papers and a number of books relevant to environmental and global changes studies. Among the latter are:"Ecoinformatics Methods" (with I.I. Potapov), 2002, Moscow (in Russian)."Modelling the Global Carbon Cycle" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev), 2004, Moscow (in Russian)."Global Change of the Environment: Ecoinformatics" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev), St. Petersburg (in Russian)."Perspectives of Civilization Development: Multidimensional Analysis" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and V.P. Savinikh), 2003, Moscow (in Russian)."Global Environmental Change: Modelling and Monitoring" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and G.W. Phillips), Springer, 2002, Germany;"Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and C.A. Varotsos), Springer/Praxis, 2003, U.K.;"Global Ecodynamics: a Multidimensional Analysis" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev, V.P. Savinikh, and C.A. Varotsos), 2004, Springer/Praxis, U.K."Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamics" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev and C.A. Varotsos);"Atmospheric Aerosol Properties: Formation, Processes and Impacts" (with K.Ya. Kondratyev, L.S. Ivlev and C.A. Varotsos).

 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The seminal nature of the work of Kirill Kondratyev

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Kirill Kondratyev and the IPCC: His opposition to the Kyoto Protocol

    Boehmer-Christiansen, Sonja A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-36

  • The Earth radiation budget, 20 years later (1985–2005)

    Golovko, Vladimir A.

    Pages 37-61

  • Aerosol and atmospheric electricity

    Pkhalagov, Yury A. (et al.)

    Pages 63-75

  • Remote sensing of terrestrial chlorophyll content

    Dash, Jadunandan (et al.)

    Pages 77-105

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-78208-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09686-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Climatology and Ecodynamics
Book Subtitle
Anthropogenic Changes to Planet Earth
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78209-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78209-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78208-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09686-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 518
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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