Dictionary of Global Climate Change: As a Contribution of by W. John Maunder (auth.)

By W. John Maunder (auth.)

Climate, weather swap, weather fluctuations and climatic tendencies are just many of the phrases used this present day, in not just meetings, clinical symposia and workshops, but additionally parliaments and in discussions all through society. climatologists those phrases could be popular; to the majority of humans, although, they're new, and so they require definition and rationalization. the area Meteorological association inherited an curiosity and involvement within the reports of weather and weather swap from its predecessor, the foreign Meteorological association (IMO), which was once demonstrated in 1873. via 1929 the had arrange a fee for Climatology to house concerns with regards to weather experiences. while, in 1950, the realm Meteorological association assumed the mantle of the it retained the fee which, between different tasks, had already well-known the necessity for the definition and rationalization of phrases utilized in climatology. It should also be stated that a lot of what we now find out about weather derives from the medical and technical programmes - ordinated through and now, to a far larger quantity, by way of In 1979, the 1st global weather convention made an overview of the prestige of information of weather and weather variability, and instructed the institution of a global weather Programme.

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Biomass burning Biomass burning in connection with agricultural/forestry production comprises the combustion of organic waste matter in the field, slashand-burn shifting cultivation, fuelwood use, and land clearing through forest burning in the course of extending settled areas. Biomass burning can contribute significantly to the global budget of several major trace gases in the atmosphere. In biomass burning, one has to distinguish between the production of carbon dioxide and the production of other trace gases.

Canopy The branches and leaves of woody plants that are formed some distance above the ground. carbon assimilation The process by which the carbon contained in atmospheric carbon dioxide is incorporated into the biomass of plants. g. atmospherebiosphere) of the carbon cycle. An examination of the carbon budget of a pool or reservoir can provide information about whether the pool or reservoir is functioning as a source or sink for carbon dioxide. carbon cycle The carbon cycle consists of the movement of carbon through the biosphere, the Earth's surface and interior, the oceans and the atmosphere.

Examples would be improved wind- and solar-power generators. climate - t h e p a s t 1,000 y e a r s About 1,000 years ago the Earth was in a dry warm period during which the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea were almost free of storms. This was the time of the great Viking voyages. Vineyards Climate Change Convention 37 Climate Change... (CCDP) flourished in England, indicating high summer temperatures and mild Mays and Septembers, but there were some frosts in the Mediterranean region, and the occasional freezing of rivers such as the Tiber at Rome and the Nile at Cairo.

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