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Parkinson, Claire L.

Works: 55 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 5,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Remote-sensing images  Photographs from space  Observations  Biography  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Claire L Parkinson
Breakthroughs : a chronology of great achievements in science and mathematics, 1200-1930 by Claire L Parkinson( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming climate crisis? : consider the past, beware the big fix by Claire L Parkinson( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decisively cutting through the hyperbole on both sides of the debate, the author, a distinguished NASA climatologist brings much needed balance and perspective to the highly contentious issue of climate change. Offering a knowledgeable overview of global conditions past and present, she lays out a compelling argument that our understandings and models are inadequate for confident predictions of the intended and unintended consequences of various projects now under consideration to modify future climate. In this work, she presents a coherent synopsis of the 4.6 billion year history of climate change on planet Earth, both before and after humans became a significant factor, and explores current concerns regarding continued global warming and its possible consequences. She ranges over the massive geoengineering schemes being proposed and why we need to be cautious about them, the limitations of current global climate models and projections, the key arguments made by those skeptical of the mainstream views, and the realistic ways we can lessen destructive human impacts on our planet. While discussing all of these polarizing topics, the author consistently shows respect for the views of alarmists, skeptics, and the vast majority of people whose positions lie somewhere between those two extremes. The book clarifies some of the most contentious points in the climate debate, and in the process treats us to a discussion interweaving Earth history, science, the history of science, and human nature
Our changing planet : the view from space( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what orbital imagery tells us about the atmosphere, land, ocean, and polar ice caps of our planet and the ways that it changes naturally, and in response to human activity
An introduction to three-dimensional climate modeling by Warren M Washington( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an introduction to the development and use of three-dimensional climate models, including four of their major components: atmosphere, ocean, land/vegetation, and sea ice. This new edition, appropriate for scientists, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates, has been considerably updated to include descriptions of many results and additional numerical techniques developed since the mid-1980s."--Jacket
Atlas of satellite observations related to global change by Robert J Gurnet( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global environmental change is one of the most pressing international issues of the next century. There is a need to monitor the Earth's vital signs, from atmospheric ozone to tropical deforestation to sea level change. Models used to predict global changes have not yet fully used global observations data sets." "Satellite data sets will be vital in addressing global change issues, in determining natural variability and monitoring global and regional changes. This timely volume provides an illustration of the variety of satellite-derived global data sets now available, their uses, advantages and limitations, and the range of variation that has already been observed with these data. A team of distinguished contributors provide a highly illustrated and accessible account suitable for the general scientific reader."--Jacket
Earth from above : using color-coded satellite images to examine the global environment by Claire Parkinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an easy introduction to understanding and interpreting satellite images, using illustrative examples to instruct on the fantastically informative new global data sets being provided by satellites and on the limitations of the data and the cautions to bear in mind when using them
Women of Goddard : careers in science, technology, engineering & mathematics( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic sea ice, 1973-1976 : satellite passive-microwave observations( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMSR-E : advanced microwave scanning radiometer for the Earth Observing System by Roy W Spencer( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour of the electromagnetic spectrum by Ginger Butcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day, electromagnetic waves surround us. We use these waves, but we can see only a small portion of them. They carry our cellphone calls and radio broadcasts, heat our food, and let us see in the dark. This resource presents the electromagnetic spectrum by introducing how we interact with these waves on a daily basis and how NASA scientists use the unique qualities of each wavelength to study the sun, planets and origins of the universe. EM waves measured by Earth-observing satellites help NASA scientists understand our Earth system and changing global patterns and climate. These materials are designed as supplemental instruction and can be used in formal classroom or informal settings for students in grades 5-12, undergraduates, or adults
Satellite-derived ice data sets no. 2 : Arctic monthly average microwave brightness temperatures and sea ice concentrations, 1973-1976 by Claire L Parkinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in Undetermined and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the Southern ocean response to climate change : final report by Douglas G Martinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theoretical study of the latitudinal variation of time-integrated water albedos by Claire Parkinson( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea ice in the Polar Regions & the Arctic Observatory by Claire L Parkinson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea Ice in the Polar Regions is a multimedia presentation aimed at introducing the viewer to the role of sea ice in the climate system and the use of satellite data to monitor its distribution in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Arctic Observatory is a proof-of-concept multimedia science tool designed to enable students (grades 9-16) to investigate Arctic processes
The Newton Awards : a history of genius in science & technology by Michael H Hart( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors present a series of awards to individuals who have been indispensable in the development of knowledge and its practical applications, named after the world's greatest scientist. Provides a concise and lively history of science and technology since 1600, offering insights into the lives and accomplishments of the men and women who revolutionized society and human thought
A numerical simulation of the annual cycle of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic by Claire L Parkinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctoral thesis. Describes construction of numerical model of growth and decay of sea ice in both hemispheres and compares results of model against observations
Annotated bibliography of geographic diffusion studies by Linwood M Harton( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EOS data products handbook : volume 2( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997 MTPE EOS data products handbook( Book )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Sea Ice Thickness Workshop : 19-21 November 1991, New Carrollton, Maryland by Sea Ice Thickness Workshop( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Coming climate crisis? : consider the past, beware the big fix
Our changing planet : the view from spaceAn introduction to three-dimensional climate modelingAtlas of satellite observations related to global changeEarth from above : using color-coded satellite images to examine the global environment
Alternative Names
Parkinson, C. L.

Parkinson, C. L. (Claire L.)

Parkinson, C. L. (Claire L.), 1948-

Parkinson, Claire.

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