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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993
Future of Remote Sensing from Space: Civilian Satellite Systems
and Applications, U.S. Congress, Off. of Technol. Assessment,
199 pp., Sep. 1993, $14. U.S. Govt. Printing Off., POB 371954,
Pittsburgh PA 15250 (202-783-3238).
This major review is the first of three requested by Congress
on remote sensing; the others will examine data and management,
including international cooperation. Concludes that maximizing
the return on the U.S. investment requires a flexible long-term
interagency plan that would insure routine collection of
high-quality data on the atmosphere, ocean and land for several
decades. Programs designed to answer fundamental questions about
global change will have to evolve toward producing timely results
at less cost. Encourages the role of the private sector and
international space cooperation. Provides a guide to current and
planned sensors and systems, and examines the use of civilian
data for military purposes. (See news article in Eos, p.
225, May 1 1993.)
Initiative in Global Environmental Research [TIGER]:
Programme Report and Science Highlights, 1990-1992, 63 pp.,
July 1993. Request from Natural Environ. Res. Council, Polaris
Hse., N. Star Ave., Sindon SN2 1EU, UK (tel: +44-793-411500).
TIGER is a Ј13-million, integrated research program
consisting of over 100 internationally peer-reviewed projects
funded by the U.K., aimed at understanding terrestrial ecosystem
processes sufficiently to predict their responses to
environmental change and to model the effects of those processes
on the atmosphere and ocean. This well-illustrated, first
progress report summarizes programs on carbon cycling, trace gas
emissions, energy and water, ecosystems impacts and geology, and
gives summaries of individual research projects funded.
a Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS): Detecting and
Monitoring Change in Terrestrial Ecosystems (MAB Digest 14;
IGBP Global Change Rep. 26), O.W. Heal et al., Eds., 71 pp., June
1993, no charge. MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Pubs., Div. Ecolog.
Sci., UNESCO, 75700 Paris, France (fax: 33-1-220.127.116.11).
Reports on an international workshop (held near Paris, July
1992), and intended as the basis for developing a Global
Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). Details the rationale for,
and outlines the components of a GTOS, and discusses the
requirements for effective measurements of various types.
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