The Earth’s Atmosphere and Climate

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


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.


Global Warming Potential Former Soviet Union Total Ozone Content Dobson Unit Warm Water Coral 
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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Institute of Physics/ IGAMUniversity of GrazAustria

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