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Global Warming

Edited by Stuart Harris

University of Calgary

This book is intended to introduce the reader to examples of the range of practical problems posed by "Global Warming". It includes 11 chapters split into 5 sections. Section 1 outlines the recent changes in the Indian Monsoon, the importance of greenhouse gases to life, and the relative importance of changes in solar radiation in causing the changes. Section 2 discusses the changes to natural hazards such as floods, retreating glaciers and potential sea level changes. Section 3 examines planning cities and transportation systems in the light of the changes, while section 4 looks at alternative energy sources. Section 5 estimates the changes to the carbon pool in the alpine meadows of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The 11 authors come from 9 different countries, so the examples are taken from a truly international set of problems.

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Global WarmingEdited by Stuart Harris

Published: September 27th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/287

ISBN: 978-953-307-149-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5961-2

Copyright year: 2010

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39304 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Impact of Global Warming on Tropical Cyclones and Monsoons

By Muni Krishna Kailasam and Sai R.Rao


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2. Greenhouse Gases and Their Importance to Life

By Stuart Arthur Harris


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3. Global Warming: CO2 vs Sun

By Georgios Florides, Paul Christodoulides and Vassilios Messaritis


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4. Global Warming, Glacier Melt & Sea Level Rise: New Perspectives

By Madhav Khandekar


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5. Potential Changes in Hydrologic Hazards Under Global Climate Change

By Koji Dairaku


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6. On the Effect of Global Warming and the UAE Built Environment

By Hassan Radhi


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7. Transport Planning and Global Warming

By Pedro Javier Pérez, Emilio Ortega, Belén Martín, Isabel Otero and Andrés Monzón


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8. Global Warming and Hydropower in Turkey for a Clean and Sustainable Energy Future

By Ibrahim Yuksel and Hasan Arman


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9. Role of Nuclear Energy to a Low Carbon Society

By Shizu Saito, Masuro Ogawa and Ryutaro Hino


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10. Global Warming

By John Bockris


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11. Simulating Alpine Tundra Vegetation Dynamics in Response to Global Warming in China

By Anderson Zhang, Minghua Song and Jeffery Welker


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