Abrupt changes: The Achilles' heels of the Earth system

Steffen W, Andreae MO, Bolin B, Cox PM, Crutzen PJ, Cubasch U, Held H, & Nakicenovic N (2004). Abrupt changes: The Achilles' heels of the Earth system. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 46 (3): 8-20. DOI:10.1080/00139150409604375.

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Abstract

Steffen et al. explore the abrupt changes of the Earth's system. Possible abrupt changes in the physical climate system have already raised considerable concern, especially those involving changes in ocean circulation. The best-known example is the ocean's thermohaline circulation (THC), which transports heat from the pole in North Atlantic Ocean.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development; 46(3):8-20
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 13:03
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7118

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