Abiotic Factors in Forming the Earth’s Climate

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf


Role of the hydrosphere in climate formation—The other side of the greenhouse effect—Glaciers as cold accumulators—Causes of great glaciations—“The climate ball” on the peak of unsustainable equilibrium—The Earth’s biota as one factor in the Earth’s climate stability.


Climate stabilization Solar radiation Hydrosphere Greenhouse effect Greenhouse gasses Heat accumulation Cold accumulation Glaciers and the climate Glacial runoff Albedo effect Quaternary ice age Milankovic cycles Mars’s climate Venus’s climate Climate sustainability Sustainability principle Preconditions for life Climate and life Temperature and life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Problems Institute of RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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