Chapter 2. Ice Ages – Past and Future

  1. Prof. Franklin Hadley Cocks

Published Online: 21 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch2

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions

How to Cite

Cocks, F. H. (2009) Ice Ages – Past and Future, in Energy Demand and Climate Change: Issues and Resolutions, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527627035.ch2

Author Information

  1. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering, Durham NC 27708, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324460

Online ISBN: 9783527627035

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Keywords:

  • ice ages;
  • past and future

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Discovery of Ice Ages

  • The Heat Balance of the Earth

  • The Sun and Its Spots

  • Earth's Orbit

  • The Discovery of Elliptical Orbits

  • Precession

  • Nutation (Wobble)

  • Volcanic Dust

  • The Cyclical Nature of Ice Ages

  • The Croll–Milanković Theory of Ice Ages

  • Recommended Reading