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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 5, NUMBER 7, JULY 1992
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EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Physics of Climate, J.P. Peixoto, A.H. Oort, 512 pp., 1992, $76
hbk./$36 pbk. Order from Amer. Inst. Physics, 335 E. 45th St., New York NY
Attempts to provide an integrated perspective that unites the key components
of the climate system: oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere. Includes current
understanding of large-scale general circulation models. Suitable as a
professional reference or advanced text.
Anthropogenic Climate Change, M.I. Budyko, Yu.A. Izrael, Eds.,
485 pp., 1991, $60 (Univ. Arizona). Trans. from Russian by the authors.
An extensive summary of Soviet research over the past two decades aimed at
understanding and predicting the effects of human activities on climatic change,
which has been based primarily on analysis of climatic data, as opposed to the
modeling approach commonly practiced by Western scientists. Also discusses
impacts of altered climate on food production. Reviewed extensively by K. MacKay
in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 653-656, May 1992.
The Science of Global Change: The Impact of Human Action on the
Environment (ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 483), Donette & O'Brien, Eds.,
approx. 500 pp., 1992, $99.95 (ACS).
Contains about two dozen papers on a wide variety of topics, such as biomass
burning, global carbon and methane cycles, and effects of increased ultraviolet.
Microbial Production and Consumption of Greenhouse Gases: Methane,
Nitrogen Oxides, and Halomethanes, J.E. Rogers, W.B. Whitman, Eds., 308 pp.,
July 1991, $64. Amer. Soc. for Microbiology, 1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20005 (202-737-3600).
For these three gases, 16 papers review current data on the relationship
between microbial processes and their synthesis and degradation, and their
global sources, atmospheric concentrations and consumption in a variety of
ecosystems. Discusses problems associated with modeling, and research needs.
Third Symposium on Global Change Studies--Preprint Volume, 148
pp., 1992, $45/$35 AMS members (AMS).
Short papers from the January 1992 meeting (Atlanta, Ga.) cover the
effectiveness of countermeasures to reduce greenhouse warming, understanding the
climatic fluctuations of the 1980s, critical factors for modeling surface
hydrology, and other topics.
Science and the Management of Protected Areas (Developments
in Landscape Management and Urban Planning, Vol. 7), J.H.M. Willison et al.,
Eds., 548 pp., 1992, $197/Dfl.345 (Elsevier).
Proceedings of an international conference (Wolfville, Nova Scotia, May
1991), which includes discussion of global change research and strategies to
combat loss of biodiversity.
Ice Age Earth: Late Quaternary Geology and Climate, A.G. Dawson,
256 pp., Feb. 1992, $59.95 hbk./$25 pbk. (Routledge).
Combines a summary of research with a synthetic description of the Late
Quaternary, emphasizing regional variability and the rapidity of past climatic
change. Discusses the value of ocean sediments and ice cores to the development
of circulation models.
Reconstructing Large-Scale Climatic Patterns from Tree-Ring Data,
H. Fritts, Dec. 1991, $60 (Univ. Arizona). Data disk $15.
The culmination of decades of research by the author provides a review of
the problems and potentials of the technique for reconstructing climate
patterns, and a comprehensive treatment of synoptic scale dendroclimatic
reconstructions in North America.
Instrumentation for Studying Vegetation Canopies for Remote Sensing
in Optical and Thermal Infrared Regions (Remote Sensing Reviews, Vol. 5,
No. 1), N.S. Goel, J.M. Norman, Eds., 360 pp., 1990, $238 (Harwood).
Papers emphasize the types of instrumentation and observations required to
gather accurate and reliable ground-truth data. Reviewed by J.L. Hatfield in
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 648-650, May 1992.
Europhysics Study Conference on Induced Critical Conditions in the
Atmosphere, A. Tartaglia, M. ÜVadacchino, Eds., 280 pp., 1990, $67
Papers from a conference (Turin, Italy, Sep. 1989) covering nuclear winter,
climate modeling, greenhouse gases and other human impacts, and ozone depletion.
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere '91, 1992, $92/$60
members. Optical Soc. Amer., 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036
AN OSA Technical Digest that includes recent advances in instrumentation,
retrieval techniques, knowledge of molecular species spectral parameters, and
changes in measurement objectives.
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