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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1995

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE


Item #d95oct105

Belowground Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2: Implications for Plants, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Processes, P.S. Curtis, E.G. O'Neill et al., Eds., 176 pp., 1995, $89 (Kluwer).

Proceedings of a workshop (Pellston, Michigan; 1993). Topics include root biology, soil biota, ecosystem processes, and modeling. Reprinted from Plant and Soil, 165(1), 1995.


Item #d95oct106

Scientific Abstracts of 1994 NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Advanced Research Workshops, July 1995. Request from NATO Scientific Affairs Div., 1110 Brussels, Belgium (fax: 32 2 728 4232).


Item #d95oct107

Carbon Forms and Functions in Forest Soils, J.M. Kelly, W.W. McFee, Eds., 594 pp., 1995, $70 (Soil Sci. Soc. America).


Item #d95oct108

Biotic Feedbacks in the Global Climate System: Will the Warming Feed the Warming? G.M. Woodwell, F.T. MacKenzie, Eds., 436 pp., 1995, $65 (Oxford).

Background papers for a meeting at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Oct. 1992) that explored the implications of interactions between global biota and global warming. Topics include global carbon budgets, models and geophysical constraints, and biotic processes and potential feedbacks.


Item #d95oct109

Biogenic Trace Gases: Measuring Emissions from Soils and Water, P.A. Matson, R.C. Harriss, Eds., 408 pp., Feb. 1995, £26.50 (Blackwell).

A how-to guide that details concepts and techniques for detection and measurement, and the impact that trace gases have on ecological studies.


Item #d95oct110

Climate Change Atlas: Greenhouse Simulations from the Model Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment, 172 pp., 1995 (Kluwer). See Global Climate Change Digest, Books/General Interest and Policy, Aug. 1995


Item #d95oct111

Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World: Greenland (USGS Prof. Paper 1386-C), A. Weidick, 141 pp., 1995, $16 (USGS).

Fifth in an 11-volume series that compares up-to-date field information about glaciers and historical data with Landsat multispectral scanner images to determine changes the Earth's glaciers.


Item #d95oct112

U.S. National Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, 1991-1994, R.A. Pielke Sr., Ed., 1400 pp. in six volumes, $75; each section $25; discounts for AGU members (AGU). Available via Internet at http://www.agu.org/revgeophys.

A quadrennial report that incorporates inter- and cross-disciplinary articles in response to reader comments. The volume on atmospheric sciences, edited by S.P. Nelson, covers the Earth's atmosphere below the mesosphere.


Item #d95oct113

Composition, Chemistry, and Climate of the Atmosphere, H.B. Singh, Ed., 592 pp., 1995 (Van Nostrand Reinhold).


Item #d95oct114

Agricultural Experiment Stations and Global Climate Change, Ad Hoc Subcomm. on Agricultural Weather Issues for the Experiment Station Comm. on Organisation and Policy, 1994 (Univ. Georgia/Coop. State Res. Serv.).

Reviewed by M.N. Hough in Agric. & For. Meteor., pp. 209-211, June 1995. Contains the supporting information required to apply for a research grant on climate change and agriculture. Has five themes: climate models, water and energy cycles, carbon cycle, ecosystems, and human interactions. Presents a research plan which, if implemented only in part, will make a considerable contribution to practical issues.


Item #d95oct115

Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles (Cambridge Astrophys. Series 24), P.R. Wilson, 274 pp., 1994, $59.95/£40 (Cambridge).

Reviewed by R. Noyes in Science, pp. 1290-1291, Sep. 1. Recounts the search for understanding about sunspots and the sun's cycle of magnetic activity, both known to have implications for Earth's climate. Includes current research on our sun and other stars and attempts to construct models for the sun's cycle.


Item #d95oct116

Biological Implications of Global Change: Northern Perspectives (Occasional Publ. #33), R. Riewe, J. Oakes, Eds., 1994 (Can. Circumpolar Inst.).

A collection of papers from a workshop, co-sponsored by the Canadian Global Change Program and the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.


Item #d95oct117

Nitrous Oxide from Agriculture (special supplement of the Norwegian J. Agric. Sci.), T. Granli, O.C. Bockman, 128 pp., 1994 (Agric. Univ. Norway, Advisory Serv., As, Norway).

Reviewed by D.E. Rolston in J. Environ. Qual., p. 200, Jan.-Feb. 1995. Reviews literature through 1992 on the enhanced flux of N2O to the atmosphere due to agriculture. Discusses formation of N2O in soils, methods for measuring emissions, and properties and processes of soils that affect N2O emissions. Estimates N2O fluxes and contributions to the global atmospheric N2O budget. Concludes with suggestions for decreasing emissions through agricultural practices.


Item #d95oct118

Climatic Trends and Anomalies in Europe 1675-1715, B. Frenzel, C. Pfister, B. Gläser, 479 pp., 1994, $95 (Gustave Fischer Verlag).

Reviewed by M.K. Cleaveland in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 768-769, May 1995. Contains 30 papers about the Maunder Minimum. Describes the EURO-CLIMHIST paleoclimate database that incorporates early instrumental data, proxy data such as tree rings, and documentary sources such as Danish nautical records. The papers show little support for the late Maunder Minimum as a time of unrelieved cold. Instead, it seems to have been a time of highly variable climate.


Item #d95oct119

Antarctica and Environmental Change, D.J. Drewry, R.M. Laws, J.A. Pyle, Eds., 334 pp., 1994, $55 (Oxford).

Reviewed by D. Bromwich in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 769-771, May 1995. Presents the results of a discussion meeting at the Royal Society of London (May 1992) that summarized the global relevance of Antarctic research. It was part of an effort by the Antarctic scientific community to define a role for Antarctic science in various global change initiatives.


Item #d95oct120

Physiology and Determination of Crop Yield, K.J. Boote, J.M. Bennett et al., Eds., 601 pp., 1994, $66 (ASA/CSSA/SSSA, Book Order Dept., 677 S. Segoe Rd., Madison WI 53711).

Proceedings of a symposium (Gainesville, Florida) that emphasized crop growth processes related to photosynthesis, dinitrogen fixation, carbon and nitrogen metabolism, nutrient uptake and organ growth. Highlights crop responses to climate change, air pollution and ultraviolet irradiance because of their possible impacts on food security and the need to minimize effects of human activities on our environment.


Item #d95oct121

Remote Sensing and Global Climate Change, R.A. Vaughan, A.P. Cracknell, Eds., 495 pp., 1994, $214 (Springer).

Consists of edited material from the Dundee Summer School in Remote Sensing (Dundee, Scotland; July-Aug. 1992). Lectures covered basic principles, data management and requirements, modeling and input of data, and application to the atmosphere, ice and snow, seas and land.


Item #d95oct122

Global Precipitations and Climate Change, M. Desbois, F. Désalmand, Eds., 466 pp., 1994, $214 (Springer).

Includes sessions from a workshop (l'Agelonde, France; 1993) that covered paleoclimatology, data collection, methodologies for estimating precipitation from conventional data and from satellite data, and modeling studies. Concludes with recommendations made by the working groups at the workshop.


Item #d95oct123

The Solar Engine and Its Influence on Terrestrial Atmosphere and Climate, E. Nesme-Ribes, Ed., 573 pp., 1994, $214 (Springer).

Contains 34 papers from a workshop (Paris; Oct. 1993) on how Earth's atmosphere reacts to solar perturbations.


Item #d95oct124

New Views on an Old Planet: A History of Global Change, T.H. Van Andel, 444 pp., 1994, $59.95 (Cambridge).

A revision of the 1985 edition. Documents the history of the Earth's environmental changes and discusses climate change and its implications at length.


Item #d95oct125

Data Assimilation: Tools for Modelling the Ocean in a Global Change Perspective (NATO ASI Series I 19), P. Brasseur, J. Nihoul, 253 pp., 1994, DM 48 (Kluwer).

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (Liege, Belgium; 1993). Discusses several data assimilation problems with emphasis on algorithms for assimilation, relevance of current methods for assimilation of biogeochemical data, strategy for model development, and design of observational arrays for assimilation.


Item #d95oct126

The Global Carbon Cycle, M. Heimann, Ed., 599 pp., 1993, DM 348 (Kluwer).

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Il Ciocco, Italy; 1991).


Item #d95oct127

Scaling Physiological Processes: Leaf to Globe, J.R. Ehleringer, C.B. Field, Eds., 388 pp., 1993 (Academic).

Extensively reviewed by M.E. Loik in Clim. Change, pp. 463-466, Apr. 1995. Presents information from a meeting (Snowbird, Utah; 1990) that focused on the scaling of plant physiological processes at the organismal level to long-term temporal scales. Sections include integration of spatial patterns; integration of phenomena at whole-leaf through canopy to ecosystem levels of organization; global constraints and regional processes; functional units in ecology; and integrating technologies for scaling.

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