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Item #d90oct46

Theoretical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, A.S. Monin (Eng. trans. by R. Hardin), Apr. 1990, Dfl. 290/$149/£99 (Kluwer).

A text that grew out of lectures by the author and his colleagues at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, published in Russian in 1988. A chapter on the theory of climate covers simplified climate models, three-dimensional numerical models, and modeling of glacial periods.

Item #d90oct47

Upper Atmosphere Models and Research: Advances in Space Research, Vol. 10, No. 6, M.J. Rycroft, G.M. Keating, D. Rees, Eds., 305 pp., 1990, $78 (Pergamon).

Proceedings from three workshops held at the 27th plenary meeting of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) held in Espoo, Finland, July, 1988. Reviewed by M.H. Hitchman in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1235-1236, Aug. 1990.

Item #d90oct48

The Earth's Climate and Variability of the Sun over Recent Millenia, J.-C. Pecker, S.K. Runcorn, Eds., 289 pp., £40 (Royal Society).

Reviewed by J. Gribbin in New Sci., p. 67, June 23, 1990, who finds the collection consists largely of technical papers dealing with climates of the past. From them can be drawn the clear conclusion that the threat of global warming is real and will overwhelm any cooling related to a diminution in the Sun's activity during the early decades of the 21st century.

Item #d90oct49

Chemical Oceanography, Vol. 10, J.P. Riley, R. Chester, Eds., 404 pp., 1989, $48 (Academic).

Focuses on the Sea/Air Exchange (SEAREX) Program that studied a wide range of processes that affect the composition of the marine troposphere and the surface ocean. Reviewed by G.A. Cutter in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1028-1029, July 1990.

Item #d90oct50

The Arctic Seas, Y. Herman, Ed., 888 pp., $99 (Van Nostrand Reinhold).

This 30-paper volume covers marine biology and ecology, climate and paleoclimate, sedimentary processes, paleoceanography, tectonics and bathymetry, ice-ocean dynamics and chemical oceanography. The lead article by R.G. Barry, "The Present Climate of the Arctic Ocean and Possible Past and Future States," points out the need to resolve the questions on the permanence of arctic sea ice and its global effects. Reviewed by R.E. Moritz in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1029-1031.

Item #d90oct51

Storm and Cloud Dynamics (International Geophysics Series, Vol. 44), W.R. Cotton, R.A. Anthes, 880 pp., 1989, $149.95 (Academic).

Reviewed by H.D. Orville in Science, p. 307, July 20, 1990, who finds this to be a timely and useful study of clouds and their treatment in global climate models.

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