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Title: Human activity and climate variability project: annual report 2001.
Authors: Harle, KJ
Heijnis, H
Henderson-Sellers, A
Sharmeen, S
Zahorowski, W
Keywords: Human factors
Issue Date: Jan-2002
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Citation: Harle. K. J., Heijnis. H., Henderson-Sellers, A., Sharmeen, S., & Zahorowski. (2001). Human activity and climate variability project: annual report 2001. (ANSTO/E-749). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.
Abstract: Knowledge of the state of the Australian environment including natural climate variability prior to colonial settlement is vital if we are to define and understand the impact of over two hundred years of post-industrial human activity on our landscape. ANSTO in conjunction with university partners is leading a major research effort to provide natural archives of human activity and climate variability over the last 500 years in Australia utilising a variety of techniques including lead-210 and radiocarbon dating and analyses of proxy indicators (such as microfossils) as well as direct evidence (such as trace elements) of human activity and climate variability. The other major project objectives were to contribute to the understanding of the impact of human induced and natural aerosols in the East Asian region on climate through analysis and sourcing of fine particles and characterisation of air samples using radon concentrations and to contribute to the improvement of land surface parameterisation schemes and investigate the potential to use stable isotopes to improve global climate models and thus improve our understanding of future climate.
Gov't Doc #: 975
ISBN: 0642599963
ISSN: 10307745
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