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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1991

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EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE


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Global Tropospheric Experiment--Probing the Chemistry/Climate Connection, 20 pp., 1990. From NASA, Washington, DC 20546. A general overview of the program.


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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.


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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 that emerged.

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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