More Intense, More Frequent, and Longer Lasting Heat Waves in the 21st Century in Science 305 No. 5686 pp. 994-997, 2004

FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF MEEHL & TEBALDI’S 2004 CLIMATE MODEL PREDICTING THE STRENGTHING OF HEAT WAVE INTENSITY AND FREQUENCY IN THE FUTURE. This issue bears the address label of Gary L. Bennett, an American scientist and engineer, specializing in aerospace and energy and whose “professional career has included work on the Voyager, Galileo, and Ulysses space missions” (Wikipedia).

The authors “address possible future changes in heat waves explicitly, and find an increased risk of more intense, longer-lasting and more frequent heat waves in a future climate” (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Climate Change 2007 - The Physical Science Basis, p. 786). Their “global coupled climate model shows that there is a distinct geographic pattern to future changes in heat waves. Model results for areas of Europe and North America, associated with the severe heat waves in Chicago in 1995 and Paris in 2003, show that future heat waves in these areas will become more intense, more frequent, and longer lasting in the second half of the 21st century. Observations and the model show that present-day heat waves over Europe and North America coincide with a specific atmospheric circulation pattern that is intensified by ongoing increases in greenhouse gases, indicating that it will produce more severe heat waves in those regions in the future” (Meehl & Tebaldi, Abstract, 2004). Item #1403

CONDITION & DETAILS: Washington DC: The American Association for the Advancement of Science. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. The issue bears, as said, the address label of Gary L. Bennett. Bennett’s work at the NASA, the DOE, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and at NERVA (Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Applications) is well-detailed on Wikipedia. The issue is in fine, near pristine condition.

Price: $90.00