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Title: Introduction: A perspective from the humanities-science boundary

Abstract

The articles in this special issue range across such influences on climate as solar emissions, orbital precession, atmosphere, oceans, and precipitation, and generally approach, each in some context, human implications of these phenomena. The common underlying theme of all of the papers is the effect the phenomena have on radiation balance as measured by global average temperature. This introductory paper undertakes a formulation of radiation balance theory that makes it serviceable to students of regional science. The objective is to go beyond inference of cause and effect by correlation to causal accounts and effect through regional climatic and cultural processes. This is accomplished primarily by revisualization of the energy system with regions as dependent spatiotemporal entities, and temporally through a protocol for regional episode definition.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7200746
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Human Ecology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0300-7839
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CLIMATIC CHANGE; HUMAN FACTORS; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; AIR-BIOSPHERE INTERACTIONS; CLIMATE MODELS; ENERGY BALANCE; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; 290300* - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety; 290200 - Energy Planning & Policy- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Gunn, J.D. Introduction: A perspective from the humanities-science boundary. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1007/BF02168760.
Gunn, J.D. Introduction: A perspective from the humanities-science boundary. United States. doi:10.1007/BF02168760.
Gunn, J.D. Tue . "Introduction: A perspective from the humanities-science boundary". United States. doi:10.1007/BF02168760.
@article{osti_7200746,
title = {Introduction: A perspective from the humanities-science boundary},
author = {Gunn, J.D.},
abstractNote = {The articles in this special issue range across such influences on climate as solar emissions, orbital precession, atmosphere, oceans, and precipitation, and generally approach, each in some context, human implications of these phenomena. The common underlying theme of all of the papers is the effect the phenomena have on radiation balance as measured by global average temperature. This introductory paper undertakes a formulation of radiation balance theory that makes it serviceable to students of regional science. The objective is to go beyond inference of cause and effect by correlation to causal accounts and effect through regional climatic and cultural processes. This is accomplished primarily by revisualization of the energy system with regions as dependent spatiotemporal entities, and temporally through a protocol for regional episode definition.},
doi = {10.1007/BF02168760},
journal = {Human Ecology; (United States)},
issn = {0300-7839},
number = ,
volume = 22:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {3}
}