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Nato Science Series C:

Greenhouse Effect, Sea Level and Drought

Editors: Paepe, R., Fairbridge, Rhodes W., Jelgersma, Saskia (Eds.)

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Shortly after the creation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels) in 1970, currently labelled as VUB, a Department of Quaternary Geology was installed within the Faculty of Science in 1974. At the beginning it dealt mainly with the study of periglacial loess deposits of the Pleistocene Glacial Period in Central Belgium and with coastal deposits in relation to sea level rise during the warm Holocene period covering the last 10,000 years, in which the dawn of civilization took place step by step. Today the same research teams widen their scope of interest: they are presently studying the loess plateau in the People's Republic of China and the world-wide problems associated with sea level rise, coastal erosion being one of the most devastating natural hazards. More and more emphasis is put on problems concerning environmental engineering and those dealing with global change. Since 1975 UNESCO sponsored a number of symposia of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), whose secretariat was located on the VUB Campus grounds from 1973 to 1982. In 1981 the Applied Geology Department ofthe Faculty of Applied Sciences was created. The NATO-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) , organized in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) in March 1989 was a climax of this series of Global Change gatherings. As Rector of the VUB, I am satisfied that the VUB, through its Earth Technology Institute, of both USA and Belgium could cooperate with NATO and the National Science Foundations in cosponsoring such an initiative.

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Professor Rhodes W. Fairbridge is emeritus Professor of Geology at Columbia University and is now visiting scientist at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (NASA, NY). He has edited more that two dozen encyclopedias and authored more than three-hundred scientific publications.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)
  • The Greenhouse Effect, Stratospheric Ozone, Marine Productivity, and Global Hydrology: Feedbacks in the Global Climate System

    Pages 3-20

    Rampino, Michael R. (et al.)

  • Effects of West African Air Humidity on Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature

    Pages 21-40

    Blumenthal, M. Benno

  • Determining Natural and Manmade Climate Change: Historical Review and Implications for the 1900’s and Beyond

    Pages 41-74

    Denness, Bruce

  • Atmospheric, Oceanic and Climatic Response to Greenhouse and Feedback Effect

    Pages 75-84

    Jelgersma, Saskia

  • Ice Sheets and Sea Level Change as a Response to Climatic Change at the Astronomical Time Scale

    Pages 85-107

    Berger, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Greenhouse Effect, Sea Level and Drought
Editors
  • R. Paepe
  • Rhodes W. Fairbridge
  • Saskia Jelgersma
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
325
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0701-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0701-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1017-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6801-7
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
744
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