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Title: Carbon dioxide review 1982

Abstract

The buildup of CO/sub 2/ is a reality, monitored with increasing precision since 1957 and inferred for much earlier dates. A statistical section gives the monitored values to 1980, as well as a review of a long series of measurements made at Mauna Loa by the pioneers of such monitoring, Charles D. Keeling, Robert B. Bacastow, and Timothy P. Whorf. The book discusses internal transport processes in the ocean, of ocean-atmosphere interaction, of the magnitude of forest and soil carbon wastage, of the future course of fossil-fuel consumption. Yet something else emerges, too: if the CO/sub 2/ buildup continues; if the big general circulation models are right about its impact on climate, and if we have not miscalculated the potential role of the oceans, then we face a climatic change in the next century and a half like nothing the post-glacial world, and hence civilized humanity, has seen.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5963903
Resource Type:
Book
Journal Name:
Science (Washington, D.C.); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Other Information: From review by F.K. Hare, Trinity College, in Science (21 January 1983)
Publisher:
Oxford University Press,Clarendon, England
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; MONITORING; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; BUILDUP; CARBON CYCLE; CLIMATES; COMBUSTION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; FOSSIL FUELS; GLOBAL ASPECTS; PLANKTON; SEAS; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; OXIDATION; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SURFACE WATERS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; VARIATIONS; 500100* - Environment, Atmospheric- Basic Studies- (-1989); 520100 - Environment, Aquatic- Basic Studies- (-1989); 510100 - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Clark, W C. Carbon dioxide review 1982. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Clark, W C. Carbon dioxide review 1982. United States.
Clark, W C. Fri . "Carbon dioxide review 1982". United States.
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