Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts

Editor(s): Harunur Rashid, Leonid Polyak, Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Published Online: 23 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904849

Online ISBN: 9781118670040

DOI: 10.1029/GM193

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 193.

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts
brings together a diverse group of paleoproxy records such as ice cores, marine sediments, terrestrial (lakes and speleothems) archives, and coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models to document recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of abrupt climate changes. Since the discovery of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events in Greenland ice cores and the subsequent discovery of their contemporary events in the marine sediments of the North Atlantic, the search for these abrupt, millennial-scale events across the globe has intensified, and as a result, the number of paleoclimatic records chronicling such events has increased. The volume highlights include discussions of records of past climate variability, meridional overturning circulation, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, feedbacks in the climate system, and global temperature anomalies. Abrupt Climate Change will be of interest to students, researchers, academics, and policy makers who are concerned about abrupt climate change and its potential impact on society.

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