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By Keith D. Alverson, Raymond S. Bradley, Thomas F. Pedersen

 This publication offers a synthesis of the earlier decade of analysis into worldwide alterations that happened within the earth approach some time past. concentration is completed via focusing on these alterations within the Earth's earlier atmosphere that top tell our assessment of present and destiny worldwide alterations and their outcomes for human populations. The booklet stands as a 10 12 months milestone within the operation of the prior worldwide adjustments (PAGES) venture of the foreign Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). It seeks to supply a quantitative realizing of the Earth’s setting within the geologically fresh prior and to outline the envelope of traditional environmental variability opposed to which anthropogenic affects on this planet approach can be assessed. a suite of colour overhead transparencies according to the figures within the publication is on the market unfastened at the PAGES site (www.pages-igbp.org) to be used in instructing and lecturing.

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Estimates for this continental uptake range between 0 and 1200 GtC with a best estimate of around 400 GtC. In conclusion, there must have been a transfer of several hundred to about one thousand gigatons of carbon from the ocean to the atmosphere and terrestrial ecosystems during glacial-interglacial transitions. The role of the different processes in explaining glacialinterglacial variability in CO2 is discussed in Chapter 4. The sequence of events between CO2 and temperature in the glacial-interglacial record of ice cores indicates that the warming at high southern latitudes slightly preceded the start of the CO2 increase (Petit et al.

3. 1 CH4 variation over the Holocene High resolution CH4 data are available for the entire Holocene (Blunier et al. 1995, Chappellaz et al. 1997). Results have been obtained from two Antarctic ice cores (D47 and Byrd) and a Greenland core (GRIP). 5). This latitudinal difference in concentration reflects the heterogeneous latitudinal distribution of CH4 sources and sinks and the fact that the atmospheric residence-time is only one order of magnitude longer than the interhemispheric exchange time.

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