Description

Abstract:

The Climate System

  • Five major components: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the cryosphere, the land surface and the biosphere, and the interactions between them.
  • Evolves in time under the influence of its own internal dynamics and because of external forcings such as volcanic eruptions, solar variations and human-induced forcings such as the changing composition of the atmosphere and land-use change.
Publication Year
2 010
Author(s)
Karen Bernard, with Thomas Jensen and Martin Krause, UNDP; Stephanie Zoll, SOPAC; Lorena Aguilar, IUCN; Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)
Language
English
Resource Type
ISBN
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Physical Description
19
Publisher
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)