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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992
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EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
The Nature and Causes of Climate Change--Assessing the Long-Term
Future, C. Goodness, J.P. Palutikof, T. Davies, 256 pp., 1992, approx. $75
A scientific review of climate change on global and regional scales; covers
greenhouse gas forcing, orbital forcing, and impact of climate change on sea
level; explains what is known about the complex dynamics of the atmosphere.
Climate since AD 1500, R.S. Bradley, P.D. Jones, Eds., 679 pp.,
1992, £85 (Routledge).
Examines data from three sources (historical, dendroclimatological, glacial)
from the continents or their margins, and discusses the limitations of the
various records. Is particularly concerned with the relevance of climate changes
within the past 500 years, especially those related to greenhouse gases.
Reviewed by W.F. Ruddiman in Nature, p. 721, Aug. 27, 1992.
El Niño: Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the Southern
Oscillation, H.F. Diaz, V. Markgraf, Eds., 170 pp., $74.95/$59.96 discount
through Nov. 30, 1992 (Cambridge). Compares the modern morphology and
variability of El Niño with its recent historic and prehistoric
behaviors, discussing implications for climate change. Reconstructions are based
on records from tree rings, ice cores, corals, sediments and vegetation changes.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)--A Global Perspective, R.D.
Reinhardt, 1992, $149 N. Amer./$167 elsewhere (Cutter). Outlines the operational
efficiencies and unique qualities of GIS, and its use in areas such as
environmental risk analysis, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.
Carbon Dioxide Equilibria and Their Applications, J.N. Butler, 250
pp., 1992, $69.95/$84 outside U.S. (Lewis). Presents the basic equations,
mathematical techniques and data on equilibrium constants and activity
coefficients. Discusses the effects of increased atmospheric CO2 on various
water bodies, and engineering applications relating to addition or removal of
Three new titles from the AMS (Amer. Meteor. Soc.). Each volume contains
preprints from the 1992 AMS annual meeting (Jan. 1992, Atlanta, Ga.) and costs
$45/$35 AMS members.
Third Symposium on Global Change Studies, 148 pp., 1992. Topics
include the effectiveness of countermeasures to reduce the greenhouse effect;
the significance of changes in surface temperature and precipitation patterns
during the 1980s; case studies of extreme climatic events in the Amazon Basin;
effect of SST on large-scale features of deep convection over the tropical
12th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric
Sciences, 309 pp., 1992. Includes sections on climate data sets and their
utilization for signal detection; global climate perspectives; climate change
Eighth Conference on the Middle Atmosphere, 175 pp., 1992.
Emphasizes recent findings on the dynamics and ozone photochemistry of the polar
stratosphere, and results from the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite.
Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems: Biological-Physical Interactions in
the Oceans, K.H. Mann, J.R.N. Lazier, 466 pp., 1991, $46.95/£24.95
Divided into three sections based on scales of <1 km, 1-1000 km, and
thousands of km. With respect to global climate change, the crucial role of the
oceans in CO2 balance is considered, and the complications in assessing the role
of phytoplankton discussed. Reviewed by D.S. McLusky in Nature, p. 30,
July 2, 1992.
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