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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 7, JULY 1992
RECENT IGBP REPORTS
The following have been published since 1991 and are available at no charge
from IGBP Secretariat, Roy. Swed. Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm,
Sweden. Report No. 18:2, containing papers from the regional meeting for Asia
held in New Delhi, will be printed in very limited quantities and distributed
for sale in India.
Report from the IGBP Regional Meeting for South America (Rep. No.
16), 58 pp., 1991.
Held at Sao José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, Mar. 5-9, 1990. In the
regional context, discussed past global changes, effects of climate change on
terrestrial ecosystems, the role of ocean processes in global change, land
transformation and global change, the importance of the Andes mountains in GCMs.
Among the recommendations is establishment of Global Change Regional Research
Centers, with the first one for South America to be in the Amazonian region.
Plant-Water Interactions in Large-Scale Hydrological Modeling
(Rep. No. 17), 44 pp., 1991.
Held at Vadstena, Sweden; June 5-8, 1990. Emphasized regional differences
(temperature, humid tropics, semiarid tropics and subtropics) and identification
of critical issues. The focus of the BAHC Core Project on evapotranspiration is
too narrow and should include other processes such as biogeochemical cycling of
elements. Identified key issues for field studies planned for the humid tropics
and for temperate zones.
Recommendations of the Asian Workshop, New Delhi, India, 11-15
February, 1991 (Rep. No. 18:1), R.R. Daniel, Ed., 57 pp., 1991.
Addressed issues of prime concern to Asian countries, with reports and
recommendations from working groups on IGBP Core Projects and key activities.
Highlighted numerous bottlenecks facing developing countries, and identified the
steps and action plans that must originate simultaneously at the country,
regional and international levels. The SC-IGBP must consider forming a special
working group for this purpose.
The PAGES Project: Proposed Implementation Plans for Research
Activities (Rep. No. 19), J.A. Eddy, Ed., 110 pp., 1992.
The Past Global Changes Project will lead to better understanding of past
natural and human-induced variations of the Earth system, through study of
natural and written records. For 1992-93, an accelerated global-scale pilot
study, Paleoclimates of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (PANASH), will
begin. It will identify commonalities and interrelationships between known
climate fluctuations in the two hemispheres.
Improved Global Data for Land Applications: a Proposal for a New High
Resolution Data Set. Report of the Land Cover Working Group of the IGBP-DIS
(Rep. No. 20), J.R. Townshend, Ed., 75 pp., 1992.
Outlines a proposal to produce a global data set, to be generated once every
ten days at a spatial resolution of 1 km, derived from the Advanced Very High
Resolution Radiometer, primarily for land applications.
Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Operational Plan
(Rep. No. 21), W.L. Steffen, G.H. Walker et al., Eds., 97 pp., 1992.
GCTE will predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition
and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including agricultural and production
forest systems; and will determine how these effects lead to feedbacks to the
atmosphere and physical climate system. The research plan focuses on: ecosystem
physiology, changes in ecosystem structure, global change impact on agriculture
and forestry, global change and ecological complexity.
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