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New book published on Understanding the Earth System

5 September 2012

Explaining the what, the how and the why of climate science, a new multidisciplinary book by Cabot researchers provides a review of research from the last decade, illustrated with cutting-edge data and observations.

Cabot Fellow, Jo House (Geographical Sciences) has a new book out called Understanding the Earth System with Sarah Cornell (Systems Centre), Colin Prentice and Cath Downy. 

Explaining the what, the how and the why of climate science, this multidisciplinary new book provides a review of research from the last decade, illustrated with cutting-edge data and observations. 

A key focus is the development of analysis tools that can be used to demonstrate options for mitigating and adapting to increasing climate risks. 

The book builds on the work of the NERC-funded QUEST program which was coordinated from Bristol and includes contributions and research from many past and current researchers at Bristol University. 

As well as the four editors mentioned, Marko Scholze in Earth Science leads a chapter, as does Pierre Friedlingstein who is a visiting Professor in Geography. 

The book aims to be accessible to academic researchers from outside the field of global change science, including those interested in the science behind climate policy. 

If any researchers within the University of Bristol would like to have a look at a copy they can contact Jo.  Jo will put a copy temporarily in the Geography common room for people to have a look at and will also put one in the library next week. 

Read more about Jo House on our Cabot Fellows page.

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