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Air Pollution and Weather Interaction in East Asia

Aijun Ding, Xin Huang and Congbin Fu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 9986 words.

Air pollution is one of the grand environmental challenges in developing countries, especially those with high population density like China. High concentrations of primary and secondary...

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Causes of Soil Salinization, Sodification, and Alkalinization

Elisabeth N. Bui.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography; Agriculture and Farming. 10003 words.

Driving forces for natural soil salinity and alkalinity are climate, rock weathering, ion exchange, and mineral equilibria reactions that ultimately control the chemical composition of soil...

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Climate Change

Mark Maslin.

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 160 pages.

Climate change is still, arguably, the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Previously published as Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction,...

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The climate change debate

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 5051 words.

‘The climate change debate’ describes the combination of factors that led to recognition and acceptance of climate change, including that it was anthropogenic, beginning with climate change...

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Climate change impacts

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 8087 words.

What is dangerous climate change? What is our coping range? ‘Climate change impacts’ assesses the potential effects of climate change on the natural environment as well as on human...

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Climate surprises

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4398 words.

The assumption of a linear relationship between greenhouse gases and climate change may be wrong. ‘Climate surprises’ examines the possibility that there are thresholds—or tipping points—in...

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Envisioning the future

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 3715 words.

‘Envisioning the future’ considers some of the deep questions of why humanity seems unable to deal with the question of pollution. The challenge of climate change must be seen within the...

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Evidence for climate change

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 4047 words.

‘Evidence for climate change’ considers both past and recent climate change through changes in temperature, precipitation, and relative global sea level to show that significant changes in...

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Global-Scale Impact of Human Nitrogen Fixation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wim De Vries, Enzai Du, Klaus Butterbach Bahl, Lena Schulte Uebbing and Frank Dentener.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography; Environmental Chemistry. 30582 words.

Human activities have rapidly accelerated global nitrogen (N) cycling since the late 19th century. This acceleration has manifold impacts on ecosystem N and carbon (C) cycles, and thus on...

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Modelling future climate

Mark Maslin.

in Climate Change

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Climate Change; Environmental Science; Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 5017 words.

‘Modelling future climate’ is about understanding the fundamental physical processes of the climate system. Modelling future climate considers the carbon cycle, cooling effects, carbon...

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