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All Articles for Magazine issue 1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)
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1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Air/Ocean -- Global Change Special: Grappling with Coupled SystemsThe time frames in which changes occur in the atmosphere are vastly different from those that take place in the sea. This is only one of many difficulties facing efforts to understand and model these intricately interacting systems on a global scale.William CromiePDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Biogeochemical Cycles -- Global Change Special: A Global Chemical FluxThe constant, cycling flow of such critical elements as carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur among the earth's atmospheric, oceanic, geological, and biological regimes becomes a major challenge to those scientists seeking a handle on the processes of global change. The view from space. Mort LaBrecquePDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Deep Earth -- Global Change Special: The Sum of Its PartsAn array of new techniques and the insights that stem from their application are providing an emerging picture of the earth's interior unprecedented in detail and complexity. Processes as well as phenomena come into focus. Inner core and core-mantle boundary.T.A. HeppenheimerPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Earth Archives -- Global Change Special: Learning the Language of Climate ChangeFrom the grooves carved in basement rock to tree rings and the middens of ancient pack rats and dung beetles researchers are increasingly able to read the past, to understand the forces that produced it, and so to anticipate the future.Randi LonderPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Global Ecosystem -- Global Change Special: Wheels Within WheelsThe intricate linkages among components of ecosystems appear to be reflected in the ties of these systems to each other. The consequence of this interconnectedness is what is coming to be regarded as a world ecosystem.Ron CowenPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Global Model -- Global Change Special: One Model to Fit AllIf they do not encounter chaos, which could frustrate the endeavor irretrievably, efforts to produce an integrated model of the earth's geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere should succeed. Some aspects are in hand. The biosphere, complicated by human activity, is fuzziest.Arthur FisherPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Greenhouse Gases -- Global Change Special: Dirtying the Infrared WindowMany more gases than just carbon dioxide are blocking the narrow band of wavelengths through which heat escapes the earth. The effect they have on climate feeds back into the system and complicates efforts to understand the impact. The ozone hole.Ben PatruskyPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Instrumentation -- Global Change Special: Forging the ToolsNowhere more than in the design and dispersal of the instruments needed to monitor and study global change is the application of ingenuity to the pursuit of scientific research more apparent. Challenges abound.T.A. HeppenheimerPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Overview -- Global Change Special: Laying the FoundationThe planners of the worldwide effort to unravel the processes that drive global change have seized the moment and produced an outline; it is up to the scientific communities of many nations and many disciplines to fill in the blanks. The data problem. The international effort. Edward EdelsonPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 3&4)Sun-earth -- Global Change Special: Energizing the Climate CyclesAs scientists develop confidence in their understanding of the sun-earth relationship and its impacts on climate and weather patterns, human effects on the system threaten to overwhelm the natural ones. Clouds in the equation.Marcia BartusiakPDF


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