Past Climates: Tree Thermometers, Commodities, and People


Past Climates: Tree Thermometers, Commodities, and People [Reading] ➭ Past Climates: Tree Thermometers, Commodities, and People ➵ Leona Marshall Libby – Thomashillier.co.uk Leona Marshall Libby was a pioneer in modern climatic research a field that gained great impetus in the late twentieth century because of the promise it holds for predicting future climatic trends Lib Tree Thermometers, PDF/EPUB ¶ Leona Marshall Libby was a pioneer in modern climatic research Past Climates: PDF/EPUB or a field that gained great impetus in the late twentieth century Climates: Tree Thermometers, eBook ↠ because of the promise it holds for predicting future climatic trends Climates: Tree Thermometers, Commodities, and PDF \ Libby's work led to remarkable new procedures for investigating long term changes in precipitation and temperature and thereby greatly expanding our knowledge of past climatesAs Professor Rainer Berger writes in his forewordIn recent years tree ring based temperature data have been collected which go far beyond the records available to historians These data can be analyzed by Fourier transforms which identify certain periodicities Climatic changes detected by tree rings have been checked against historic records The correspondence is astonishing At present weather forecasting is becoming accurate for periods on the order of days weeks and months Climatic prognoses have also been attempted for very long times of tens of thousands of years But the intermediate range in the decades and centuries has so far been an enigma It is here where tree ring thermometry plays its trump cards Its potential is enormous in assessing worldwide crop yields water inventory heating reuirements stockpiling policies and construction planning as well as political and military prospects.

  • Hardcover
  • 158 pages
  • Past Climates: Tree Thermometers, Commodities, and People
  • Leona Marshall Libby
  • English
  • 19 September 2015
  • 9780292730199

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