New e-resource : Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

Following a recommendation for access we can now announce that the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science is now available to members of the University of Cambridge.

“Climate, in particular climate change, climate impact and climate policy, and the perspectives they provide have occupied front seats in the global arena for over two decades. “Climate change” in particular has become a household term, and needs little explanation.

“This encyclopedia engages both the global and the regional view. It structures the issues that “climate” presents into three threads, namely: (1) our understanding of, and response to, the geophysical and biogeochemical system, including the sensitivity of the system to external drivers and its natural variability. (2) The ubiquitous presence of communication and policymaking leads us to deal with different cultural framings of climate, as well as with the social process of climate science. (3) Finally economic and climate policy issues at the international and at the local level are considered.

“A special feature is our plan to cover many regions of the world by interdisciplinary analyses of what climate, climate impacts, and perspectives on climate are as well as the options for, and the conditions and meaning of, societal response to climate.”

Dr. Hans von Storch
Former Director of the Institute for Coastal Research, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Editor in Chief

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science is available to access via the Databases A-Z and iDiscover (from 1st April).

 

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