By John D. Cox

ISBN-10: 0309093120

ISBN-13: 9780309093125

Weather Crash is a superb ebook that exhibits that weather is much extra volatile than traditional knowledge concept attainable, with our planet's weather tending in the direction of both particularly warm or very chilly. the newest 10,000 years, within which people realized to develop their very own nutrition, has been one among strange balance. This lengthy strong weather has created a attitude that fools us into considering weather can't swap in a short time in an entire life.

Using glacial ice cores and ocean sediment cores, paleo-climatologists have developed a weather historical past that's whatever yet solid. i used to be watching for this publication to have extra on what international warming might do to society sooner or later, yet many of the ebook is squarely set within the confirmed previous. despite the fact that, as historians wish to say "past is prologue", which means we will be able to count on destiny weather to alter really quick. probably, the switch could be one in all severe warming as a result of optimistic suggestions cycles taken with a hotter global turning into hotter for various purposes (melting ice caps divulge extra open ocean, which in flip heats up speedier than ice caps).

Not quite a world warming ebook, yet a superb publication on weather switch some time past and what it could actually portend for weather switch sooner or later.

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Summers in Greenland are cold and windy—miserable conditions for working with heavy equipment. The engineers dug themselves a big trench, 45 feet below the surface of snow, and covered it with a roof that the drilling mast punctuated like a spire. There was no escaping the intense cold, however, or the material contrariness of the ice. Drilling into deep polar ice was like working with a substance from another planet. Under such extremes of temperature and pressure, its physics are out of this world.

A provocative new concept of climate change was born. As a stand-alone science product, the Dye 3 core itself would not be seen as a singular contribution to the archive of Earth history. Its greatest value was in corroborating many John D. Cox Page 48 of 134 of the details revealed first and more effectively at Camp Century, by a core that continues to challenge researchers into the twenty-first century. In the end, nothing could entirely rescue the Dye 3 profile from the fact that this primary core to bedrock was drilled at a location on the ice sheet that failed the principal scientific criteria laid down by the researchers themselves.

Duwayne M. S. radar installation already existed; although not an ideal location, it was of “sufficient interest” to justify the project. Langway, Dansgaard, and Oeschger made the most of it. The new Danish electromechanical drill, battery powered and computer controlled, proved to be both reliable at great depth and fast. It reached 225 meters at the end of the field season in 1979 and 901 meters in 1980, and on August 10, 1981, bedrock was reached at 2,037 meters (6,620 feet), some 647 meters (2,123 feet) deeper than Camp Century.

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