Ice Ages and Astronomical Causes - Muller, Richard A.; MacDonald, Gordon J.
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It is not possible to understand the present or future climate unless scientists can account for the enormous and rapid cycles of glaciation that have taken place over the last million years, and which are expected to continue into the future. A great deal has happened in the theory of the ice ages over the last decade, and it is now widley accepted that ice ages are driven by changes in the Earth's orbit. The study of ice ages is very inter-disciplinary, covering geology, physics, glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric science, planetary orbit calculations astrophysics and statistics.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
It is not possible to understand the present or future climate unless scientists can account for the enormous and rapid cycles of glaciation that have taken place over the last million years, and which are expected to continue into the future. A great deal has happened in the theory of the ice ages over the last decade, and it is now widley accepted that ice ages are driven by changes in the Earth's orbit. The study of ice ages is very inter-disciplinary, covering geology, physics, glaciology, oceanography, atmospheric science, planetary orbit calculations astrophysics and statistics.
  • Produktdetails
  • Springer-Praxis Books in Environmental Sciences
  • Verlag: Praxis Publishing / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 10882878
  • 2000
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. September 2002
  • Deutsch, Englisch
  • Abmessung: 250mm x 175mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 858g
  • ISBN-13: 9783540437796
  • ISBN-10: 3540437797
  • Artikelnr.: 22081493
Autorenporträt
Richard A. Muller ist Professor für Physik an der Universität von Berkeley, Kalifornien. Er genießt weltweit einen hervorragenden Ruf als Wissenschaftler und wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet, unter anderem mit dem begehrten MacArthur Fellowship. Mullers Studenten schätzen vor allem sein Talent, schwierige Sachverhalte verständlich zu erklären. Muller ist offizieller Regierungsberater und gefragter Experte bei zahlreichen Fernsehproduktionen u. a. der BBC.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Brief Introduction.- 2. Astronomy.- 3. Spectral Analysis.- 4. Climate proxies.- 5. Time scale and timing.- 6. Mechanisms, models and theories.- 7. Accretion climate models.- 8. Evidence.- 9. Status of our understanding.- Appendix 1. Bispectral analysis.- Appendix 2. Matlab programs.- Appendix 3. Maximum entropy plots.- Appendix 4. Websites for data.