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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1993

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE


Item #d93apr72

Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change, A.M. Solomon, H.H. Shugart, Eds., 338 pp., Feb. 1993, $65 cloth/$30 paper (Chapman & Hall).

Consists of 16 contributions with several common themes, particularly the relationship between processes at the smallest scales and those at the largest. The latter are most important for modeling the impacts of atmospheric change on the global carbon cycle and on vegetative ecosystems.


Item #d93apr73

Earth and Space Science Information Systems, A. Zygielbaum, Ed., 500 pp., 1993, $110 (Amer. Inst. Phys.).

Proceedings from a 1992 International Space Year conference. Paper topics include information system needs, trends, morphologies and architecture; data management policies; helpful user interfaces; and demonstration of new technologies.


Item #d93apr74

NASA's Earth Observation System, J. Dozier, 128 pp., 1993, $20 (Amer. Inst. Phys.).

Outlines strategies and methods for reaping the maximum benefit from the three primary components of EOS: the Scientific Research Program, the Data and Information System, and the EOS Observatories.


Item #d93apr75

Climate Change and Human Impact on the Landscape, F.M. Chambers, Ed., 304 pp., Jan. 1993, $97 (Chapman & Hall).

A collection of reviews and case studies in late Quaternary paleoecology and environmental archeology, covering topics such as records of climatic change, interpretation of evidence for human impact on the landscape, and techniques. Discusses the difficulty of separating evidence of climatic change from human impact.


Item #d93apr76

Climate Systems Modeling, K. Trenberth, Ed., 600 pp., Jan. 1993, $50 (Cambridge).

An interdisciplinary compendium containing two dozen individually authored contributions.


Item #d93apr77

Measurement Challenges in Atmospheric Chemistry (Adv. in Chem. Series No. 232), L. Newman, Ed., 338 pp., 1993, $95 (Amer. Chem. Soc.).

Discusses current techniques and instruments for aerosols and gases at various levels of the atmosphere.


Item #d93apr78

Aerosol Effects on Climate, S.G. Jennings, Ed., 305 pp., 1993, $40 (Univ. Arizona).

Seven contributions bring together previously unavailable data and interpretive analyses, derived from studies in both the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R., which review, update and assess aerosol-related climatic effects.


Item #d93apr79

Diversity of Ocean Life: An Evaluative Review, M.N.A. Peterson, Ed., 109 pp., Jan. 1993, $15 (CSIS).

In six contributions, prominent scientists of several nations reach consensus regarding the state of knowledge about oceanic life, the demands of and expectations for the field, deficiencies in our knowledge base, and necessary steps for advancing the field.


Item #d93apr80

Special Section on Global Environmental Change (226 pp.), in Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics (560 pp.), Vol. 23, Nov. 1992, $44 (Annual Reviews).

Consists of an introductory chapter plus eight others on the following topics: simulation models, human population growth and land-use change, grasses, coral reefs, freshwater ecosystems, biotic responses of the past three million years, bridging the gap from plots to GCM grid cells, responses of terrestrial ecosystems.


Item #d93apr81

Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? W. Burroughs, 250 pp., 1992, $40 (Cambridge).

Examines the evidence for and against the existence of weather cycles and explains why a better understanding of such variations is necessary for understanding climatic change and global warming. Considers fluctuations with periods ranging from a month to 100,000 years.


Item #d93apr82

The Year without a Summer? World Climate in 1816, C.R. Harrington, Ed., 576 pp., 1992, $30 (Can. Museum Nature).

Contains 40 papers resulting from a June 1988 conference addressing different aspects of climatic reconstruction, tied to the theme of the 1816 volcanic eruption of Tambora. Reviewed by M. Hulme in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 456, 458, Mar. 1993.


Item #d93apr83

The Antarctic Paleoenvironment: A Perspective on Global Change, Part One (Antarctic Res. Ser., Vol. 56), J.P. Kennett, D.A. Warnke, Eds., 400 pp., Dec. 1992, $58/$40.60 AGU members (AGU).

Intended to place the modern system within a historical context, and make the results of ocean drilling more widely available to scientists. Topics include development of paleoseaways around Antarctica; paleogene chronology of the Southern Ocean drill hole; and Cenozoic glacial history of the Ross Sea.


Item #d93apr84

Proceedings of the [Sixteenth] Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop (Oct. 1991, Los Angeles, Calif.), 477 pp., Mar. 1992, $50 (NTIS: PB92-198803).

Prepared by the Climate Analysis Ctr., Nat. Weather Serv., Washington, D.C. Sessions included ENSO, ocean circulation, contemporary climate variations, global climate change, hydrology and precipitation, and climate prediction.


Item #d93apr85

Modeling the Earth System, D. Ojima. Ed., 488 pp., 1992, no charge (UCAR/OIES).

Consists of papers from the Global Change Institute, a workshop held in Snowmass, Colorado, July 1990.


Item #d93apr86

Advances in Theoretical Hydrology: A Tribute to James Dodge (European Geophys. Soc. Series on Hydrol. Sci., Vol. 1), J.P. O'Kane, Ed., 284 pp., 1992, $150/Dfl.240 (Elsevier).

Among the sixteen contributions are ones on a rainfall-runoff scheme in a climate model, the response of a coupled ocean-atmosphere-land surface model to increasing carbon dioxide, and how global change is a catalyst for the development of hydrologic science.


Item #d93apr87

Environmental Modeling, P. Melli, P. Zannetti, Eds., 379 pp., 1992, $190 (Elsevier).

A compendium of presentations from an IBM European Summer Institute seminar series. Topics include global warming, ocean modeling, ecosystem modeling, atmospheric dispersion modeling, water quality and environmental information systems. Reviewed by R.W. Arritt in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 100, 102, Jan. 1993.


Item #d93apr88

Sea Level Changes: Determination and Effects, P.L. Woodworth, D.T. Pugh et al., Eds., 208 pp., Dec. 1992, $30 (AGU).

Presents the development of geodetic technologies and methods for sea level studies, including analysis of satellite altimeter data.


Item #d93apr89

Global Biogeochemical Cycles, S.S. Butcher, G.H. Orians et al., Eds., 480 pp., Dec. 1992, $99 cloth/$59 paper (Academic).

This text surveys the basic science needed to study biogeochemistry, then integrates this material into the examination of specific elemental cycles, and briefly synthesizes several important contemporary global environmental issues.


Item #d93apr90

Climate Modes of the Phanerozoic, L.A. Frakes, J.E. Francis, J.I. Syktus, 170 pp., 1992, $70 (Cambridge).

Examines the climate of the past 600 million years, from the Cambrian to the Quaternary, by comparing warm and cold modes, attendant CO2 levels, and biological, geochemical and other indicators of climatic changes.


Item #d93apr91

FACE: Free-Air CO2 Enrichment for Plant Research in the Field, G.R. Hendrey, Ed., 264 pp., 1992, $60 U.S./$72 outside U.S. (CRC).

A book version of Critical Reviews in Plant Sci., Vol. 11, Issues 2-3, 1992.

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