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By M. Begon, A.H. Fitter and A. Macfadyen (Eds.)

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The thoughts and matters in regards to the international results of a persisted elevate within the atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases have loved a excessive visibility in newspapers and clinical journals. This obstacle is now being translated into big-science initiatives. those overseas initiatives objective to appreciate higher the tactics of weather and environment adjustments and affects and are being designed below the aegis of the area weather learn Programme and the foreign Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. organic and climatic platforms are intertwined in methods resulting in affects and feedbacks and so it has emerged that climatologists, atmospheric scientists, terrestrial and marine ecologists needs to collaborate in learn programmes, else the bases in their destiny projections are incomplete. This designated quantity of "Advances in ecological examine" brings jointly 8 papers which suggest and display the 2 significant parts of present weather swap study, destiny prediction and interdisciplinary procedure.

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1984; Parry and Carter, 1985). For example, some modeling evidence suggests that hurricane intensities will increase with climate changes (Emanuel, 1987). Table 2 Range of climate changes Projection of probable global annual average change” Phenomena Temperature‘ Sea level Precipitation Direct solar radiation Evapotranspiration Soil moisture Runoff Severe storms Distribution of change Regional average Confidence of projection Change in Interannual Significant seasonality variability” transients Down?

1982). An advantage of this method is that many different climate-related variables can be investigated. Lough et al. (1983) looked at various energy-related meteorological parameters, such as changes in the number of heating degree days. The same 20-year analogue periods were used in a study of cloud cover changes (Henderson-Sellers, 1986). A major disadvantage, however, concerns the relatively small temperature difference between warm and cold periods over the instrumental record. In the case of the Lough et al.

Atmospheric CO, and climate: Importance of the transient response. J. Geophys. Res. 86, 3135-3147. L. J. (1985). Mid-Cretaceous, continental surface temperatures: Are high CO, concentrations needed to simulate abovefreezing winter conditions? In: The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric CO,: Natural VariationsArchaen to Present (Ed. by E. Sundquist and W. Broecker), Geophysical Monograph Series, 32, 554-559. American Geophysical Union, Washington, Dc. M. R. (1987). A climate model intercomparison for the Younger Dryas and its implications for paleoclimatic data collection.

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