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CCSP, 2008: Abrupt Climate Change. A report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [Clark, P.U., A.J. Weaver (coordinating lead authors), E. Brook, E.R. Cook, T.L. Delworth, and K. Steffen (chapter lead authors)]. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, 459 pp.
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Entire Report [8.5 Mb]
Front Matter [528 Kb]
Preface [252 Kb]
Executive Summary [272 Kb]
Chapter 1: Introduction: Abrupt Changes in the Earth's Climate System [1.7 Mb]
Chapter 2: Rapid Changes in Glaciers and Ice Sheets and Their Impacts on Sea Level [1.7 Mb]
Chapter 3: Hydrological Variability and Change [2.2 Mb]
Chapter 4: The Potential for Abrupt Change in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation [2.8 Mb]
Chapter 5: Potential for Abrupt Changes in Atmospheric Methane [1.3 Mb]
Appendix [328 Kb]
Back Matter [240 Kb]
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