Applied Geography: Principles and Practice: An Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

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1.1 A protocol for applied geographical analysis 11
2.1 Trend line of carbon dioxide concentrations over the past 300 years 22
2.2 Simplified diagram showing the mean annual radiative balance of the atmosphere 22
2.3 Estimates of the globally and annually averaged anthropogenic radiative forcing due to changes in concentrations of greenhouse gases and aerosols from a pre-industrial base to 1992 23
2.4 Changes in global average surface air temperature over land and sea (1851-1996) relative to the averaging period 1961-90 25
2.5 An envelope enclosing the results of nine ocean-atmosphere coupled models simulating present mean latitudinal surface temperature conditions expressed as departures from observed values for December to February 27
2.6 Estimated carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere 31
3.1 The formation of the major components of acid rain in the troposphere 37
3.2 The major reservoirs and fluxes in the global biogeochemical cycle of sulphur and nitrogen 38
3.3 The processes involved in the formation and deposition of acid pollution 39
3.4 Areas currently experiencing problems due to acid precipitation and areas likely to develop problems in the future 41
4.1 A classification of extreme weather and weather-related events 52
4.2 Maps of the cyclone hazard in the South China Sea area 55
4.3 Differences in cyclone frequency in the West Indies grid region for four periods during 1871-1995 56
4.4 Ten-year running means of cyclone frequency for selected 5°×5° squares in the Caribbean, 1871-1995, and the entire West Indies grid region 57
4.5 Changes in cyclone frequency for the Lesser Antilles and its island sub-groups, 1650-1995 58
4.6 Zonation of cyclone damage resulting from Hurricane Hattie in Belize in 1961 and Hurricanes David and Frederic in Dominica in 1979 60
5.1 Active volcanoes with high disaster potential chosen for intensive monitoring under the auspices of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction 68
5.2 Hypotheses of the theoretical spatial distribution of casualties in earthquake disasters 69
5.3 Volcanic hazards in the circum-Vesuvian area of southern Italy 71

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