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Nato Science Series C:

Paleoclimatology and Paleometeorology: Modern and Past Patterns of Global Atmospheric Transport

Editors: Leinen, Margaret, Sarnthein, Michael (Eds.)

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The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Paleoclimatology and Paleometeorology: Modem and Past Patterns of Global Atmospheric Transport" (held at Oracle, Arizona, USA from November 17-19, 1987) brought together atmospheric chemists, physicists, and meteorologists who study the origin and transport of modem-day mineral and biological aerosols with geologists and paleobotanists who study the sedimentary record of eolian and hydrologic processes along with modelers who study and conceptualize the processes influencing atmospheric transport at present and in the past. Presentations at the workshop provided a guide to our present knowledge of the entire spectrum of processes and phenomena important to the generation, transport, and deposition of eolian terrigenous material that ultimately becomes part of the geologic record and the modeling techniques that used to represent these processes. The presenta­ tions on the geologic record of eolian deposition documented our present understanding of the na~e and causes of climate change on time scales of the last glacial ages (tens of thousands of years) to time scales over which the arrangement of continents, mountains, and oceans has changed sub­ stantially (tens of millions of years). There has been a growing recognition of the importance of global climatic changes to the future well-being of humanity. In particular, the climatic response to human alterations to the earth's surface and chemical composition has led to concern over the agricultural, ecological, and societal impacts of such potential global changes.

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`This volume should be a valuable reference for those, such as geomorphologists, climatologists and quaternary geologists, who specialize in its subject matter.'
Australian Mineral Foundation in Esrisat, 18:6.

`... this volume provides a very up to date, comprehensive and carefully compiled selection of material which will be of interest to everybody concerned with climatic change and its causes.'
GeoJournal 23 (4) April 1991

Table of contents (41 chapters)

Table of contents (41 chapters)
  • Processes of Fine Particle Formation, Dust Source Regions, and Climatic Changes

    Pages 3-30

    Pye, K.

  • Formation of Wind-Erodible Aggregates for Salty Soils and Soils with Less Than 50% Sand Composition in Natural Terrestrial Environments

    Pages 31-63

    Breuninger, Ray H. (et al.)

  • Dust and Climate in the American Southwest

    Pages 65-96

    Brazel, Anthony J.

  • Climatic Controls on the Frequency, Magnitude and Distribution of Dust Storms: Examples from India/Pakistan, Mauritania and Mongolia

    Pages 97-132

    Middleton, Nicholas J.

  • Emission of Fine-Grained Particulates from Desert Soils

    Pages 133-165

    Nickling, W. G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paleoclimatology and Paleometeorology: Modern and Past Patterns of Global Atmospheric Transport
Editors
  • Margaret Leinen
  • Michael Sarnthein
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
282
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0995-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0995-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0341-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6937-3
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 909
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