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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 2, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1989
The following continue the series which began publication this year. Request
reports from the Secretariat, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program, Royal
Swedish Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm, Swed. (tel: +46-8-166448).
Report from the First Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council for
<193>Vol. I (Rep. No. 7:2), 135 pp., 1989. This advisory
workshop (Stockholm, Oct. 1988) was attended by 174 participants representing 37
countries and 50 other organizations. It reached 14 general conclusions on
program development which build on the general plan described in IGBP Report No.
4. This volume contains meeting minutes; plenary presentations (on the roles of
the national committees, interaction with other international programs, human
dimensions of global change); and 13 discussion group reports on specific topics
(such as effects of climate changes in terrestrial ecosystems, third world
cooperation in IGBP, data and information systems).
<193>Vol. II (Rep. No. 7:2), 206 pp., 1989. Contains reports
on planning meetings of national committees in 23 participating countries, and
22 reports by bodies of the ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions)
and other international organizations.
Pilot Studies for Remote Sensing and Data Management (Rep. No.
8), S.I. Rasool, D.S. Ojima, Eds., 41 pp., May 1989. The Working Group on Data
and Information Systems met January 1989 in Geneva and proposed several initial
projects. The Land-Cover Change Pilot Study would combine ground data with
observations from several satellites, for sites of different climatic and land
cover character, with the goal of estimating the unbiased fraction of each
category of land cover even when land-use information varies within a pixel. The
other projects involve manipulation of existing data. They include preparation
of an easily accessible collection of satellite imagery of vegetation in several
spectral bands; development of methods for testing the consistency of satellite
observations of several types, such as surface temperature; and development of a
universal inventory of large-scale data useful for global change studies, to
Southern Hemisphere Perspectives of Global Change (Rep. No. 9),
B.H. Walker, R.G. Dickson, Eds., 54 pp., May 1989. Recognizing that all but one
of the 19-member Special Committee of the IGBP reside in the Northern
Hemisphere, but the Southern Hemisphere is equally subject to potential climate
change, a special workshop was organized in Mbabane, Swaziland, Dec. 1988.
Symposium presentations will be published in a special edition of the journal
Climate Change; this report presents the findings of seven working
groups which followed the meeting, and includes proposed collaborative research.
Topics are Southern Hemisphere environments and change in global climate;
Southern Hemisphere contributions to the IGBP; developing regional climate
scenarios; effects of climate and man on agricultural systems; marine and
coastal ecosystems and resources; hydrological responses to long-term climatic
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