Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Warm Climates in Earth History

Warm Climates in Earth History

£88.00

Paul J. Valdes, Robert DeConto, Starley Thompson, David Pollard, Tom Crowley, Jim C. Zachos, Karen Bice, Lisa Sloan, Eric Barron, Ellen Thomas, Richard Norris, Richard Corfield, Karen Hayes-Baker, Scott Wing, Paul Koch, H. Bao, Kenneth G. MacLeod, Brian T. Huber, My Le Ducharme, Esther C. Brady, Jon Bergengren, William Hay, Alistair Rees, Alfred M. Ziegler, Edith Taylor, Thomas Taylor, N. Rubén Cúneo, Adam Murphy, Bradley B. Sageman, Charles Ver Straeten, Mark Gibbs, Lee Kump
View all contributors
  • Date Published: December 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521641425

£ 88.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The geologic record contains evidence of greenhouse climates in the earth's past, and by studying these past conditions, we can gain greater understanding of the forcing mechanisms and feedbacks that influence today's climate. Leading experts in paleoclimatology combine in one integrated volume new and state-of-the-art paleontological, geological, and theoretical studies to assess intervals of global warmth. The book reviews what is known about the causes and consequences of globally warm climates, demonstrates current directions of research on warm climates, and outlines the central problems that remain unresolved. The chapters present new research on a number of different warm climate intervals from the early Paleozoic to the early Cenozoic. The book will be of great interest to researchers in paleoclimatology, and it will also be useful as a supplementary text on advanced undergraduate or graduate level courses in paleoclimatology and earth science.

    • State-of-the-art volume integrating paleontology, geology and climatology
    • Uses modern climate modelling
    • Analyses for the first time from the same perspective greenhouse climates throughout earth history
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … climate scientists interested in the basic performance of climate models, and the evolution of the climate over the last 500 million years, will find this volume worth dipping into.' Grant Bigg

    'This book is intended as a research text, and certainly, it is a book that no palaeaclimatologist should miss. It contains some excellent overviews of palaeoclimate methods, and some clear explanations of climate models.' Jane Francis, International Journal of Climatology

    'This very readable, carefully edited volume is an important contribution to a better understanding of past events that have great consequences for anticipating future environmental change.' Alan Graham, Quarterly Review of Biology

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521641425
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.197kg
    • contains: 99 b/w illus. 16 colour illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Brian T. Huber, Kenneth G. MacLeod, Scott L. Wing
    Part I. Approaches to the Study of Paleoclimates:
    1. Warm climate forcing mechanisms Paul J. Valdes
    2. Recent advances in paleoclimate modeling: closing the gap on model-data comparisons Robert DeConto, Starley Thompson and Dave Pollard
    3. Comparisons of zonal temperature profiles for past warm time periods Tom Crowley and Jim C. Zachos
    Part II. Case Studies: Latest Paleocene-Early Eocene:
    4. High resolution global ocean circulation Karen Bice, Lisa Sloan and Eric Barron
    5. Deep-sea environments in the absence of polar ice caps: the case of the early Eocene Ellen Thomas and Jim C. Zachos
    6. Mountains and Eocene climate Richard Norris, Richard Corfield and Karen Hayes-Baker
    7. An early Eocene period? Evidence for continental cooling during the warmest part of the Cenozoic Scott Wing, Paul Koch and H. Bao
    Part III. Case Studies: Mesoic:
    8. Paleontological and geochemical constraints on changes in the deep ocean during the Cretaceous greenhouse interval Kenneth G. MacLeod, Brian T. Huber and My Le Ducharme
    9. Late Cretaceous climate, vegetation and ocean interactions Robert DeConto, Esther C. Brady, Jon Bergengren, Starley Thompson, David Pollard and William Hay
    10. Jurassic phytogeography and climates: new data and model comparisons Alistair Rees, Alfred M. Ziegler and Paul J. Valdes
    Part IV. Case studies: Paleozoic:
    11. Permian and Triassic high latitude paleoclimates: evidence from fossil biotas Edith Taylor, Thomas Taylor and N. Rubén Cúneo
    12. Organic carbon burial and faunal dynamics in the Appalachian basin during the Devonian (Givetian-Famennian) greenhouse: an integrated Paleoecological/biogeochemical approach Adam Murphy, Bradley B. Sageman and Charles Ver Straeten
    13. Glaciation in the early Paleozoic 'greenhouse': the roles of paleogeography and atmospheric CO2 Mark Gibbs, Karen Bice, Lee Kump and Eric Barron
    Part V. Overview: Climate Across Tectonic Timescales:
    14. Carbon dioxide and Phanerozoic climate Tom Crowley
    Index.

  • Editors

    Brian T. Huber, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Kenneth G. Macleod, University of Missouri, Columbia

    Scott L. Wing, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

    Contributors

    Paul J. Valdes, Robert DeConto, Starley Thompson, David Pollard, Tom Crowley, Jim C. Zachos, Karen Bice, Lisa Sloan, Eric Barron, Ellen Thomas, Richard Norris, Richard Corfield, Karen Hayes-Baker, Scott Wing, Paul Koch, H. Bao, Kenneth G. MacLeod, Brian T. Huber, My Le Ducharme, Esther C. Brady, Jon Bergengren, William Hay, Alistair Rees, Alfred M. Ziegler, Edith Taylor, Thomas Taylor, N. Rubén Cúneo, Adam Murphy, Bradley B. Sageman, Charles Ver Straeten, Mark Gibbs, Lee Kump

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×