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of long- and short-term global climate change, and the possible
anthropogenic contributions to such change, requires an analysis
of both knowledge and observational data on present climate changes
and the causes of these changes. Emission of greenhouse gases in
the atmosphere, in particular carbon dioxide, is considered one
of the principal causes of expected climate warming, with consequent
negative effects for humankind.
Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change suggests a new
approach to the problem of assessing the impact of anthropogenic
processes. The authors assess the role of different types of soil
and vegetation in the assimilation of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere,
and discuss models of the atmosphere ocean gas exchange and its
part in the carbon dioxide cycle, paying special attention to the
role of the Arctic Basin. They also consider models of other global
atmospheric cycles for a range of atmospheric constituents, and
conclude by drawing together a range of scenarios on modelling the
global carbon cycle.