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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
The Nature and Causes of Climate Change--Assessing the Long-Term
Future, C. Goodess, J.P. Palutikof, T. Davies, 272 pp., July 1992, £39.50
A state-of-the-art, scientifically rigorous review of how climate changes
over various time scales, emphasizing greenhouse forcing but not neglecting
orbital forcing and ocean-atmosphere effects. Examines natural and human factors
in greenhouse forcing, sea level change, climate reconstructions and modeling of
Trace Gases and the Biosphere, B. Moore III, D. Schimel, Eds.,
236 pp., 1992, no charge, pbk. (UCAR).
Background papers constituting a multidisciplinary tutorial of the state of
the art and of principal gaps in knowledge of the subject. Summarizes the
general themes that emerged from a recent UCAR Global Change Institute.
Physical Processes in Atmospheric Models, D.R. Sikka, S.S. Singh,
Eds., 586 pp., 1992 (Wiley Eastern Ltd.). Inquire for price.
A collection of 35 papers by Indian and U.S. scientists from the Aug. 1990
seminar, Parameterization of Sub-grid Scale Processes in Dynamical Models of
Medium Range Prediction and Global Climate (Pune, India).
TERRA-1: Understanding the Terrestrial Environment. The Role of Earth
Observations from Space, P.M. Mather, Ed., 251 pp., 1992, $99 (Taylor &
Proceedings from the TERRA-1 conference that brought together
scientists studying the land surface, form and features of the Earth, with
remote sensing specialists. Sessions addressed earth and atmospheric science,
sensor systems for global monitoring, and automated information extraction.
Primary Productivity of Grass Ecosystems of the Tropics and
Subtropics, S.P. Long, M.B. Jones, M.J. Roberts, 1992 (Chapman & Hall
for UNEP). The culmination of research conducted for UNEP in many tropical and
subtropical countries, coordinated through King's College and the University of
Essex. Provides extensive new data on the role of grasslands as sources and
sinks of carbon.
Geomorphic Responses to Climate Change, W.B. Bull, 326 pp., 1992,
£45/$59.95 (Oxford Univ.).
Reviewed by A.S. Goudie in Nature, p. 382, July 30, 1992, who
speculates that this book may become one of the few classics in the literature
of geomorphology that are based on individual research. The author examines
impacts on fluvial systems over the past 20,000 to 40,000 years in Egypt,
Israel, the western U.S. and New Zealand, concluding that changes in landscape "provide
insight into future impacts of natural or human-induced climate change on storm
patterns, flood frequency, landslides, stability of valley floors and
Proceedings of the [13th] NIPR [National Inst. Polar
Res.] Symposium on Polar Meteorology and Glaciology [July 1990, Tokyo],
S. Kawaguchi, Ed.-in-Chief, 195 pp., Feb. 1992 (NIPR).
Contains 19 papers and 15 abstracts on a wide variety of topics relating to
the Antarctic Climate Research Project, East Queen Maud Glaciological Project
and the Middle Atmospheric Program of the Japanese Antarctic Research
Expedition. Reported are measurements of atmospheric CH4 and CO2 concentrations,
and of cloud-radiative forcing over snow-covered surface.
Hydrology of Natural and Manmade Lakes (IAHS Pub. 106), G.
Schiller, R. Lemmelä, M. Spreafico, Eds., 286 pp., 1991, $50 (IAHS).
Contains 29 papers on long-term changes, lakes under stress, management
problems, and modeling, from a symposium (Aug. 1991, Vienna). Long-term changes
concerning the water balance of lakes can be an important indicator of changing
environmental conditions, and can play an important role in the discussion of
world-wide climate changes.
Glaciers-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions (IAHS Pub. 208), V.M.
Kotlyakov, A. Ushakov, A. Glazovsky, Eds., 550 pp., 1991, $60 (IAHS).
Contains papers from a symposium (Sep. 1990, St. Petersburg, Russia) on, for
example, ice cores as indicators of global changes; sea ice in the global
interaction system; ice cores and ice chemistry; glaciation and the global sea
Solar-Terrestrial Variability and Global Change, W. Schröder,
J.-P. Legrand, Eds., 244 pp., 1991 (IAGA). Inquire for price. Contains selected
papers from a symposium held during the IUGG-IAGA Assembly (Aug. 1991, Vienna).
Report of the Earth Observation User Consultation Meeting
(ESA-SP-1143), C. Barron (Eur. Space Agency, Paris), B. Battrick, 288 pp., $35,
1991 (NTIS: N92-22826/1). Proceedings of the meeting (May 1991, Noordwijk,
Neth.) held in conjunction with NASA, including reports from working groups and
papers on such topics as ice and land-surface processes, land transformation and
use, atmospheric chemistry, radiation balance, precipitation, and environmental
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