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Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781405182966Series: Blackwell Quaternary Geoscience SeriesPublication details: Chicester : Wiley, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781118336175
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Quaternary Environmental Change in the TropicsDDC classification:
  • 551.6913
LOC classification:
  • QC884.5.T73 Q38 2012
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Contents:
Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; I: Global contexts; CHAPTER 1: Introduction; 1.1 Why the tropics matter; 1.1.1 Defining the tropics; 1.1.2 Importance of the tropics; 1.2 Development of ideas; 1.2.1 Early ideas about tropical environmental change; 1.2.2 The twentieth century revolution; 1.2.3 Advances in modelling; 1.3 Establishment of the tropical climate system; 1.4 Drivers of tropical environmental change; 1.5 The tropics as drivers of change; 1.5.1 The tropics and greenhouse gas concentrations
1.5.2 Impacts of low latitude volcanic eruptions1.5.3 Dust emissions from the tropics and subtropics; 1.6 Extra-tropical forcing; 1.7 Organisation of the volume; Acknowledgements; References; CHAPTER 2: Contemporary climate and circulation of the tropics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Diurnal and local processes; 2.3 Planetary context; 2.4 Regional circulation systems; 2.4.1 Jet streams; 2.4.2 Subtropical highs and trade winds; 2.4.3 Equatorial trough zone; 2.4.4 Monsoons; 2.4.5 Equatorial zonal circulations; 2.5 Climatic variability; 2.5.1 Southern Oscillation and El Nino; 2.5.2 Indian Monsoon
2.5.3 Northeast Brazil2.5.4 Sahel; 2.5.5 Timescales of variability; 2.6 Concluding remarks; References; II: Regional environmental change; CHAPTER 3: Tropical oceans; 3.1 Tropical oceans in the global climate system; 3.1.1 Modern climatology; 3.1.2 El Nino-Southern Oscillation and its relatives; 3.1.3 Solar and volcanic radiative forcing of tropical oceans; 3.1.4 Tropical oceans and monsoons; 3.1.5 The tropical oceans as part of the global conveyor belt; 3.2 Reconstructing past ocean conditions; 3.2.1 Proxies for SST and SSS; 3.2.2 Reconstructing continental climate using marine archives
3.3 Tropical oceans throughout the Quaternary3.3.1 Glacial-interglacial cycles; 3.3.2 Early Quaternary (the '41-kyr world'); 3.3.3 Mid-Pleistocene Transition; 3.3.4 Late Quaternary (the '100-kyr world'); 3.4 The past 20 000 years; 3.4.1 The Last Glacial Maximum; 3.4.2 Glacial termination: an active role for the tropics?; 3.4.3 History of the equatorial Pacific and the state of ENSO; 3.4.4 The Holocene; 3.5 Outlook; References; CHAPTER 4: Africa; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Potential climate forcing factors; 4.3 Mediterranean North Africa
4.3.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information4.3.2 Longer records; 4.3.3 The Last Glacial Maximum; 4.3.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition; 4.3.5 The Holocene; 4.4 The Sahara and the Sahel; 4.4.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information; 4.4.2 Longer records; 4.4.3 The Last Glacial Maximum; 4.4.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition; 4.4.5 The Holocene; 4.5 Equatorial Africa; 4.5.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information; 4.5.2 Longer records; 4.5.3 The Last Glacial Maximum
4.5.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition
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Quaternary Environmental Change in the Tropics; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; I: Global contexts; CHAPTER 1: Introduction; 1.1 Why the tropics matter; 1.1.1 Defining the tropics; 1.1.2 Importance of the tropics; 1.2 Development of ideas; 1.2.1 Early ideas about tropical environmental change; 1.2.2 The twentieth century revolution; 1.2.3 Advances in modelling; 1.3 Establishment of the tropical climate system; 1.4 Drivers of tropical environmental change; 1.5 The tropics as drivers of change; 1.5.1 The tropics and greenhouse gas concentrations

1.5.2 Impacts of low latitude volcanic eruptions1.5.3 Dust emissions from the tropics and subtropics; 1.6 Extra-tropical forcing; 1.7 Organisation of the volume; Acknowledgements; References; CHAPTER 2: Contemporary climate and circulation of the tropics; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Diurnal and local processes; 2.3 Planetary context; 2.4 Regional circulation systems; 2.4.1 Jet streams; 2.4.2 Subtropical highs and trade winds; 2.4.3 Equatorial trough zone; 2.4.4 Monsoons; 2.4.5 Equatorial zonal circulations; 2.5 Climatic variability; 2.5.1 Southern Oscillation and El Nino; 2.5.2 Indian Monsoon

2.5.3 Northeast Brazil2.5.4 Sahel; 2.5.5 Timescales of variability; 2.6 Concluding remarks; References; II: Regional environmental change; CHAPTER 3: Tropical oceans; 3.1 Tropical oceans in the global climate system; 3.1.1 Modern climatology; 3.1.2 El Nino-Southern Oscillation and its relatives; 3.1.3 Solar and volcanic radiative forcing of tropical oceans; 3.1.4 Tropical oceans and monsoons; 3.1.5 The tropical oceans as part of the global conveyor belt; 3.2 Reconstructing past ocean conditions; 3.2.1 Proxies for SST and SSS; 3.2.2 Reconstructing continental climate using marine archives

3.3 Tropical oceans throughout the Quaternary3.3.1 Glacial-interglacial cycles; 3.3.2 Early Quaternary (the '41-kyr world'); 3.3.3 Mid-Pleistocene Transition; 3.3.4 Late Quaternary (the '100-kyr world'); 3.4 The past 20 000 years; 3.4.1 The Last Glacial Maximum; 3.4.2 Glacial termination: an active role for the tropics?; 3.4.3 History of the equatorial Pacific and the state of ENSO; 3.4.4 The Holocene; 3.5 Outlook; References; CHAPTER 4: Africa; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Potential climate forcing factors; 4.3 Mediterranean North Africa

4.3.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information4.3.2 Longer records; 4.3.3 The Last Glacial Maximum; 4.3.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition; 4.3.5 The Holocene; 4.4 The Sahara and the Sahel; 4.4.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information; 4.4.2 Longer records; 4.4.3 The Last Glacial Maximum; 4.4.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition; 4.4.5 The Holocene; 4.5 Equatorial Africa; 4.5.1 Contemporary climate and sources of palaeoenvironmental information; 4.5.2 Longer records; 4.5.3 The Last Glacial Maximum

4.5.4 The last glacial-interglacial transition