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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Observations of Antarctic sea ice from satellite data, and climatic couplings

Hanna, Edward January 1998 (has links)
No description available.
22

Kinetic, spectroscopic and theoretical studies involving methyl bromide

Knight, Gary Peter January 1995 (has links)
No description available.
23

How will elevated atmospheric CO←2 affect species-rich grasslands?

Watson, Julie January 1994 (has links)
No description available.
24

Halocarbon radiative forcing in radiation and general circulation models

Christidis, Nikolaos January 1999 (has links)
No description available.
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Questions Raised by the Global Warming Hiatus: The Predictability of Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability and Subsurface Warming of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean

Ramesh, Nandini January 2018 (has links)
This dissertation explores two aspects of interdecadal climate variability: the predictability of variability in the tropical Pacific region on longer-than-interannual timescales, and changes to subsurface heat content in the tropical Atlantic Ocean over a decade. Chapter 1 assesses the ability of a general circulation model (GCM) and an intermediate- complexity model (ICM) to simulate persistent cool states of the Tropical Pacific. These states, which are La Niña-like on average, last from seven to ten years and induce prolonged droughts in many parts of the world. We find that these models produce analogs to real-world examples of these states and that they are modestly predictable in the ICM. We also find some predictability of the interdecadal shifts in the mean state in this model. In Chapter 2, an attractor reconstruction technique is used to investigate the predictability of interdecadal variability in the ICM further. We find that the interdecadal regimes of the ICM emerge as a pair of distinct orbits in a three-dimensional state space, and that the observed system possesses some comparable characteristics. The ICM is found to spend over a third of the time in states from which the regime of the following fifteen years is predictable with high confidence. The implications for developing an interdecadal prediction scheme are discussed. Chapter 3 examines changes in the heat content of the tropical Atlantic below the thermocline during the recent global warming hiatus. We use simulated Lagrangian particles in an ocean reanalysis dataset to analyze the changes to the circulation of the upper tropical Atlantic Ocean that occurred between the hiatus decade and the decade prior to it; and develop a testable hypothesis for how variability in the tropical Pacific region may have influenced the subsurface heat content of the Atlantic.
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Mechanisms of Tropical Pacific Climate Change: Beyond the Bjerknes Feedback

Di Nezio, Pedro 15 April 2011 (has links)
Mechanisms of tropical Pacific climate variability and change are studied in numerical experiments of future anthropogenic global warming (AGW), the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) 21,000 years ago, and decadal variability (PDV). According to these mechanisms the equatorial Pacific does not become either El Niño- or La Niña-like as the tropics warm up in response to increasing greenhouse gases. Because humidity increases much faster than precipitation as the tropical atmosphere warms up, theory and models anticipate a slowing-down of the Walker circulation in order to keep a balanced flow of water vapor into areas of convection. On long time scales characteristic of climate change, ocean dynamics oppose these changes in the Walker circulation. First, equatorial adjustment theory indicates that changes in the Walker circulation are not amplified via the Bjerknes feedback, as during El Niño or La Niña events. Second, during AGW, the ocean becomes more thermally stratified resulting in enhanced cooling of the equatorial cold tongue opposing the warming there. These ideas can be applied to interpret proxies of the LGM for which El Niño and La Niña analogies have been made. However, the LGM tropics are not an opposite analogue to future AGW because the Walker circulation is also sensitive to changes in the geography of the Maritime continent associated with lower sea level. Models simulate a stronger Walker circulation when the tropics cool in order to compensate for the decrease in moisture due to a cooler/drier atmosphere. However, this response is opposed by a weakening of the ascending branch of the Walker circulation because convection is suppressed over vast areas of the Maritime Continent exposed due to lower sea level. In general, the patterns of warming or cooling for AGW and LGM are not El Niño- or La Niña-like because of the opposing mechanisms presented here. As such, adherence to an ENSO analogy for interpreting tropical Pacific climate change can lead to serious misconceptions. However, proxies of the thermocline tilt can provide unequivocal evidence of changes in the Walker circulation because the pressure gradient associated with the thermocline tilt has to be in balance with the trade winds at all timescales.
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Glaciers of the Canadian Rockies and their response to global climate change

Pollock, Edward. January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M. Sc.)--University of Alberta, 2009. / Title from pdf file main screen (viewed on Dec. 2, 2009). "A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, University of Alberta." Includes bibliographical references.
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Weak versus strong sustainability : exploring the limits of two opposing paradigms

Neumayer, Eric January 1999 (has links)
No description available.
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Media performance and global policy making a comparative study of press coverage on global warming /

Li, Zhan. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Pennsylvania, 2007. / Adviser: Oscar H. Gandy, Jr. Includes bibliographical references.
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The potential impacts of global climate change on U.S. agriculture

Yoo, Young Sin. January 2002 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2002. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references. Available also from UMI Company.

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