This book examines the differences and similarities in the earth system components - the ocean, atmosphere, and the land - between western portions of the northern and southern Western Hemispheres, past, present, and projected. The book carefully examines the physical and biological patterns and responses of given biomes, or ecological communities in the two regions. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship of physical and biotic systems to biogeochemistry and the evolving biota patterns of land margins and surfaces. The text concludes with an assessment of the direct impact on humans on these biomes, giving full consideration to the land-use drivers of global change. It offers an integrated view of earth system processes on the west coasts of North and South America.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : The Ocean: Global Climate Change in the Oceans: A Review. Global Warming and Coastal Ecosystem Response: How Northern and Southern Hemispheres May Differ in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Climate Controls: Northern Hemisphere Climate Change: Physical Processes and Observed Changes. Climate Along the Extratropical West Coast of South America. North-South Comparisons: Climate Controls. Hydrology and Geomorphology: Regional Hydrological Responses to Global Change in Western North America. Chilean Geomorphology and Hydology: Response to Global Change. North-South Comparisons: Hydrology-Geomorphology. Biochemistry: Response of Major North American Ecosystems to Global Change: A Biogeochemical Perspective. Terrestrial Biogeochemical Feedbacks in Global Warming: Some Predictions for South America. North-South Comparisons: Biogeochemistry. Intertidal: Possible Ecological Responses to Global Climate Change: Near Shore Benthic Biota of North-Eastern Pacific Coastal Ecosystems. Southeastern Pacific Coastal Environments: Mai
- Data Publicarii : 06 Oct 1993
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 365
- ISBN : 9780125053006