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Volume 8 Number 24:  15 June 2005

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from Alliance, NE. Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Editorial
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Accumulated Mass Over the Past Decade: How much did it add to its base, and how did it do it?

Subject Index Summaries
Floods (Asia): What do real-world studies conducted in Asia reveal about the likelihood of global warming producing more frequent and severe floods?

Transpiration (Woody Plants - Conifers): How are the transpiration rates of conifers affected by atmospheric CO2 enrichment, and what has been the primary consequence of this phenomenon over the course of the last century?

Journal Reviews
Antarctic Temperature Trends: What are they?  And how have they changed over the past decade or so?

The Little Ice Age on the Yucatan Peninsula: Just as the Little Ice Age raised havoc with Vikings in Greenland, so too did it negatively impact the Mayas and Aztecs in Central and South America.

Effect of Elevated CO2 on Leaf Reflectance: More evidence surfaces for one of the many ways in which the biosphere responds to the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content to counter its enhanced impetus for global warming.

Decomposition of Soybean Postharvest Residue: Contrasting Effects of Elevated O3 and CO2 Levels: Although the biological consequences of increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and ozone tend to oppose each other in most respects, CO2 impacts tend to predominate; and in one crucial matter, O3 tends to reinforce an important consequence of atmospheric CO2 enrichment.

Elevated CO2 Reduces Herbivore Damage in a Scrub Oak Ecosystem: CO2-induced changes in the chemical constituents of leaves of three species of oak tree and a nitrogen-fixing legume lead to reductions in several types of herbivore damage produced by a number of different insect feeding guilds.