The Earth’s Atmosphere and Climate

  • ARNOLD HANSLMEIER
Part of the ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE LIBRARY book series (ASSL, volume 347)

Abstract

In this chapter we give an overview of the Earth’s atmosphere1 and climate. We describe the possible evolution of the atmosphere and the variation of climate in the past (paleoclimatology). The influence of the Sun and its variation will be described in the next chapter.

Keywords

Methane Starch Dust Chlorophyll Silurian 

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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • ARNOLD HANSLMEIER
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics/ IGAMUniversity of GrazAustria

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