February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1991
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Global Tropospheric Experiment--Probing the Chemistry/Climate
Connection, 20 pp., 1990. From NASA, Washington, DC 20546. A general
overview of the program.
Present State of Knowledge of the Upper Atmosphere 1990: An Assessment
Report (Ref. Pub. 1242), R.T. Watson, M.J. Kurylo et al., 146 pp., Sep.
1990. Produced for Congress by NASA Off. Space Sci. Applic., Washington DC
20546. Available from Nat. Tech. Info. Serv., 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield
VA 22161 (703-487-4650).
The second of two parts, the first part having included research summaries.
Presents scientific assessments of current understanding of the chemical
composition and physical structure of the stratosphere. Among the section topics
are: summary of the most recent international assessments of stratospheric
ozone; a study of future chlorine and bromine loading of the atmosphere; reviews
of photochemical and chemical kinetics data used in atmospheric models; a new
assessment of the impact of Space Shuttle launches on the stratosphere; a
summary of environmental issues and needed research to evaluate the impact of
the newly re-proposed fleet of stratospheric supersonic civil aircraft.
The following are published by the Climate and Global Change Prog.
(CGCP), Nat. Oceanic Atmos. Admin. (NOAA). Produced by and available from Univ.
Corp. for Atmos. Res. (UCAR), POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307.
The Role of the Ocean in the NOAA Program "Climate and Global
Change" (NOAA-CGCP Spec. Rep. 1), E.S. Sarachik (Univ. Washington,
Seattle, Wash.), R.H. Gammon, 49 pp., Dec. 1989. Makes recommendations for
modeling, global monitoring, process studies and studies of past climates
proposed by the authors and modified after a subsequent workshop. The following
paper is included in this volume and reflects some alternative points of view
Counterpoint: Global Sea-Level Change on the Decadal to Century
Time-Scales, P. Welander (Univ. Washington), pp. 35-49. Based on a review of
literature on time scales relevant to greenhouse warming.
Atlantic Climate Change Program Science Plan (NOAA-CGCP Spec. Rep.
2), Atlantic Climate Change Science Working Group, 29 pp., Apr. 1990. Panels
meeting in 1989 at GFDL in Princeton and at Lamont-Doherty Geological
Observatory developed a program for studying global climate variability related
to thermohaline processes in the Atlantic Ocean. Program concepts and
recommendations based on modeling, analysis of historical data and field
monitoring are described.
Atmosphere-Ocean Exchange of Carbon Dioxide: Implications for Climate
and Global Change on Seasonal-to-Century Time-Scales (NOAA-CGCP Spec. Rep.
3), J.F. Todd (NOAA), D.K. Atwood et al., Eds., 31 pp., Dec. 1990. Gives an
extensive program plan for the problem, developed by NOAA scientists and
academic colleagues at a November 1988 symposium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Includes reports from working groups on air-sea exchange, surface
ocean-intermediate/deep ocean exchange, and global monitoring.
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