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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1993
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
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.
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.
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
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
Systems Modeling, K. Trenberth, Ed., 600 pp., Jan. 1993, $50
An interdisciplinary compendium containing two dozen
individually authored contributions.
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.
Effects on Climate, S.G. Jennings, Ed., 305 pp., 1993, $40
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.
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
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
Cycles: Real or Imaginary? W. Burroughs, 250 pp., 1992, $40
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.
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.
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
of the [Sixteenth] Annual Climate Diagnostics Workshop
(Oct. 1991, Los Angeles, Calif.), 477 pp., Mar. 1992, $50 (NTIS:
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.
the Earth System, D. Ojima. Ed., 488 pp., 1992, no charge
Consists of papers from the Global Change Institute, a
workshop held in Snowmass, Colorado, July 1990.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
Free-Air CO2 Enrichment for Plant Research in the
Field, G.R. Hendrey, Ed., 264 pp., 1992, $60 U.S./$72 outside
A book version of Critical Reviews in Plant Sci., Vol.
11, Issues 2-3, 1992.
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