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Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences

Systems Representation of Global Climate Change Models

Foundation for a Systems Science Approach

Authors: Sreenath, N.

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This book bridges the gap between system theory and global climate change research, and benefits both. A representative set of systems problems is listed indicating how such cross-fertilization would enhance present understanding of global problems while assisting the extension of systems theory. The goal is a comprehensive conceptual model of global change which encompasses atmosphere, lithosphere, ocean, biosphere and cryosphere. The systems model is developed in two steps using a "block diagram" approach. First, causality flows among principal components are identified and a block diagram representation is constructed. Second, mathematical description of the mappings represented by the blocks is derived from the physical principles and known disciplinary models. The generation of the complete block diagram is believed to be the first of its kind. A number of helpful features characterize the book. Chapter 1 provides the basic framework and organization of the book. Chapter 2 is a primer to global climate systems for the reader unfamiliar with the subject of the scientific aspects of global warning. A list of notation in Appendix B, a glossary of global climate change research search terminology, and a detailed index for cross referencing are included. Additionally, a representative set of relevant systems problems in global change is listed at the end of the book.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Representation of Global Climate Change Models
Book Subtitle
Foundation for a Systems Science Approach
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences
Series Volume
186
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-39312-2
DOI
10.1007/BFb0033653
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-19824-6
Series ISSN
0170-8643
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 261
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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