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Modelling of the Glaciers-Ocean-Atmosphere system by M. Ya. Verbitsky and D. V. Chalikov presents an earth's climate model based on one-dimensional non-steady thermohydrodynamical equations for the atmosphere, ocean, glaciers, and the asthenosphere. The model takes into account the main mechanisms responsible for the formation of global climate, but it is simple enough to allow simulation of climate evolution for a period up to one million years. The present climate is reconstructed, sensitivity of the system to changes in the initial conditions is investigated and evidence for non-uniqueness of climate for the present distribution of the continents is obtained. Climate sensitivity to changes in the isolation is calculated. Oscillations of climate similar to the Pleistocene ice ages are modelled. Climatic conditions for the Late Mesozoic and Late Pleistozoic are estimated. The book is intended for specialists on climate, oceanologists, meteorologists, glaciologists and also for students of appropriate specialities.
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Contents: Preface. - Introduction Global climate modeling. - Chapter 1. An ice sheet model. - 1.1. Present glaciation. - 1.2. Motion equation for viscous ice in a thin boundary layer approximation. - 1.3. An ice sheet steady model. - 1.4. Numerical simulation of the evolution of the ice cover. - Chapter 2. A model of the world ocean. - 2.1. Zonal structure of the ocean. - 2.2. A one-dimensional ocean climate model. - 2.3. A simulation of the present ocean climate for assigned atmospheric climate. - Chapter 3. A model of the atmosphere. - 3.1. Zonal structure of the atmosphere. - 3.2. A one-dimensional atmospheric climate model. - 3.3. A simulation of the present atmospheric climate for assigned ocean climate. - 3.4. Estimates of climate variations in the Cenozoic. - Chapter 4. Numerical experiments with a model of the glaciers-ocean-atmosphere system. - 4.1. Glaciers, ocean and atmosphere interaction. - 4.2. A simulation of the present climate. - 4.3. On clarification of the "White Earth" concept. - 4.4. Nonuniqueness of climate. - 4.5. Sensitivity of the system to changes in the solar heat influx. - 4.6. Ice Ages. - 4.7. Influence of continent distribution on climate. - 4.8. On the change in the level of the World Ocean for possible climate warming. - 4.9. Estimates of the influence of the ocean oil pollution on climate. - Conclusion. - Abstract. - References.
In kyrill. Schr. - Zsfassung in engl. Sprache.
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