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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1995
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
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.
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).
Carbon Forms and Functions in Forest Soils, J.M. Kelly, W.W.
McFee, Eds., 594 pp., 1995, $70 (Soil Sci. Soc. America).
Biotic Feedbacks in the Global Climate System: Will the Warming Feed
the Warming? G.M. Woodwell, F.T. MacKenzie, Eds., 436 pp., 1995, $65
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Composition, Chemistry, and Climate of the Atmosphere, H.B.
Singh, Ed., 592 pp., 1995 (Van Nostrand Reinhold).
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The Global Carbon Cycle, M. Heimann, Ed., 599 pp., 1993, DM 348
Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Il Ciocco, Italy; 1991).
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.
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations