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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6, DECEMBER 1988
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
"Ice Cores and Global Change," P.A. Mayewski (Glacier Res.
Group, Univ. New Hampshire, Durham N.H.), Eos, 1579-1580, Nov. 15, 1988.
This article reports on the U.S. Ice Core Research Workshop held in
Durham, N.H., in which 45 scientists formulated a globally based strategy
through the 1990s for an ice core program tied to global change issues.
"Climate and Geosciences: A Challenge for Science and Society in the
21st Century," a summary in NATO Science and Society Newsletter,
2-3, no. 19, 3rd quarter 1988 (NATO Scientific Affairs Div., B-1110, Brussels,
Summarizes the closing symposium of the five-year Special Program on
Global Transport Mechanisms in the Geo-Sciences, held May 1988.
Recommendations for the future course of cooperative climate research were made;
man-made climatic change should remain a high priority.
ESADS Workshop Report, NASA Office of Space Sci. & Applic.,
1988. Available from Carolyn Robinson, ESADS Ombudsman, SAR, 4400 Forbes Blvd.,
Lanham MD 20706 (301-794-5211). See "Coping with All the Earth Science
Data," R. Kahn, Eos, pp. 609, 612, May 24, 1988.
The article discusses the concerns and conclusions of NASA's Earth Science
and Applications Data (ESADS) Workshop held in February 1987, and the resulting
program for implementing the recommendations developed for managing the enormous
data volume of earth system studies.
"The Oceanic Key to Climatic Change," J. Gribbin, New Sci.,
32-33, May 19, 1988.
An account of the Dahlem workshop in Berlin held in April 1988, Productivity
of the Ocean, Past and Present. Discusses research on the relationship of
oceanic biologic productivity to climate change, including recent results on
episodic blooms and a revised estimate of dissolved organic carbon in surface
waters. Workshop proceedings will be published by Wiley & Sons*.
Scientific Application of Baseline Observations of Atmospheric
Composition (SABOAC), D. Ehhalt, G. Pearman, I. Galbally, eds., 464 pp.,
1987. D. Reidel, Dordrecht, or through Kluwer, 101 Philip Dr., Norwell MA 02061;
$94. Briefly reviewed in Contrib. Atmos. Phys., 61(2), 151, May
1988; Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 69(2), 201, Feb. 1988.
A compilation of papers which appeared in the 1985-1987 issues of J.
Atmos. Chem., covering global trace gas and aerosol research, including the
carbon dioxide and methane cycles.
A Climate Modelling Primer, A. Henderson-Sellers, K. McGuffie,
217 pp., 1987. Wiley & Sons*; Ј28.50, $53.95. Reviewed by A. Slingo in
Nature, 332(6162), 316, Mar. 24, 1988. The reviewer finds this
text to fall short of filling the need for an introduction to climate models and
"Intercomparison of Radiation Codes in Climate Models (ICRCCM):
Longwave Clear-Sky Results-- A Workshop Summary," F.M. Luther, R.G.
Ellingson et al., Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 69(1), 40-47, Jan.
Summarizes final results of a clear-sky longwave-radiative-transfer study,
which found a large spread among less detailed radiation models compared.
Recommends a program to simultaneously measure spectral radiance at high
spectral resolution and the atmospheric variables necessary to calculate that
Middle Atmosphere Dynamics, D.G. Andrews, J.R. Holton, C.B.
Leovy, 489 pp. 1987. Academic*; $34.95 paper, $70 casebound.
Intended for use in graduate courses on middle-atmosphere dynamics, and by
researchers in meteorology, atmospheric chemistry or climate dynamics. Topics
covered include the ozone layer, interaction between the lower and middle
atmosphere, tracer transport.
Studies of the Middle Atmosphere, J.A. Pyle, L. Thomas, R.
Wilson, eds., 185 pp., 1987. The Royal Society, 6 Carleton House Terr., London
SW1Y 5AG, UK; Ј37.
Invited papers given at a December 1986 meeting on observational, laboratory
and modelling studies of the Middle Atmosphere Program of the Council of
Scientific Unions, especially pertaining to stratospheric ozone depletion.
Theory of Planetary Atmospheres--An Introduction to Their Physics and
Chemistry, Second Edition, J.W. Chamberlain, D.M. Hunten, 455 pp., 1987.
Covering meteorology, photochemistry, and radiative and convective
transport, this edition includes new material on stratospheric chemistry and
Energy and the Atmosphere: A Physical-Chemical Approach, Second
Edition, I.M. Campbell, 337 pp., 1986. Wiley & Sons*; $57. Reviewed by J.
Winchester in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 68(12), 1575, Dec. 1987.
Completely rewritten version of the 1977 edition stressing recent research
results, including greenhouse gases and ozone chemistry.
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