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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, JULY 1996
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future, K.K. Turekian, 200 pp.,
1996, $46, 1996 (Prentice Hall).
Recent concerns with the global environment have focused on human-induced
changes. But this book points out that global environmental change has larger
dimensions and looks at issues of natural and accelerated global environmental
change. Topics include chronology, atmospheric evolution, temperature variation
over time, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, atmospheric chemicals and their
effects, and human migration and population growth.
Atmospheric Trace Gases: Sources, Sinks and Global Change Processes (NATO
ASI Ser. I, Vol. 39), C.J. Murrell, D.P. Kelly, 316 pp., 1996, $141 (Springer).
Covers trace gases that affect climate and environmental quality, including
methane, nitrous oxides and halocarbons. Also examines the impact and role of
human activities on gas sources.
and Climate (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 35), P. Crutzen, V. Ramanathan, 272 pp.,
1996, $127 (Springer).
Provides an overview of recent developments and advances in knowledge. Among
the topics are regulation of the current and paleoclimate by clouds,
radiative-convective interactions, anthropogenic sulfate aerosols, and
modification of cloud properties.
Sensitivity to Radiation Perturbations (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 34), H.
Letreut, 338 pp., 1995, $158 (Springer).
Current climate models disagree in their assessment of the amount of global
warming that will result from the anthropogenic increase in trace gases. This
volume provides an overview of various validation approaches and emphasizes the
use of satellite data in model validation.
Monitoring by the Global Climate Observing System. International Meeting of
Experts, Asheville, North Carolina, . .January 9-11, 1995, T.R. Karl, Ed.,
400 pp., 1995, $154 (Kluwer).
Reprinted from Clim. Change, 31(2-4), Dec. 1995. (See Global
Climate Change Digest, Prof. Pubs./Long-Term Monitoring, Feb. 1996.)
Proceedings of the
Tsukuba Global Carbon Cycle Workshop, 174 pp., 1995 (Ctr. Global Environ.
Presents papers, discussions, observations, and summaries from an
international workshop (Tsukuba, Japan, Feb. 1995) that discussed modeling,
observation and process studies of the global carbon cycle. Sessions covered
global modeling, and atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial fields.
Report 10. Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems (EUR 15519), 1995
Consists of the edited, peer-reviewed proceedings of the first major
interdisciplinary conference (Uppdal, Norway, Aug. 1993) since 1974 on Arctic
terrestrial ecology. The goals of the conference were to increase understanding
of Arctic systems to allow better predictions of rates and directions of change,
and to provide policy makers with up-to-date information. Access to details of
current Russian research in the Siberian Arctic is considered an important
component of this book.
Boreal Forests and
Global Change, M.J. Apps, D.T. Price, J. Wisniewski, Eds., 536 pp., 1995,
Contains peer-reviewed papers from the International Boreal Forest
Research Association Conference (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can., Sep. 1994)
that summarize the understanding of boreal forests and their interaction with
climate. Covers forest management, biodiversity, socioeconomics, carbon cycling,
climate change and advanced technologies.
as a Climate Gas: General Circulation Model Simulations (NATO ASI Ser. I,
Vol. 32), W.-C. Wang, I.S.A. Isaksen, Eds., 459 pp., Sep. 1995, $220 (Springer).
Presents key findings from the NATO workshop (Lillehammer, Norway, June
1994) that focused on four topics: upper troposphere/lower stratosphere;
chemical modeling; climate modeling; and development of coupled
chemistry-climate models. Presents observed features of ozone changes from
satellites and ground-based measurements, and suggests future monitoring
Ice Core Studies
of Global Biochemical Cycles (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 30), R.J. Delmas, ca.
486 pp., 1995, $237 (Springer).
Present the most recent data from Greenland ice cores and surface
experiments and compares them with earlier Antarctic results.
Arctic and Alpine
Biodiversity: Patterns, Causes and Ecosystem Consequences (Ecological
Studies, Vol. 113), F.S. Chapin, C. Korner, 300 pp., 1995, $143 (Springer).
Emphasizes the interaction of historical and contemporary factors that
govern biodiversity. Also looks at how biotic diversity will respond to future
changes in climate and land use.
Climate Variability: Applications of Statistical Techniques, H.V. Storch, A.
Navarra, Eds., 352 pp., 1995, $99 (Springer).
Considers problems in climate research that require the use of advanced
statistical techniques. Topics include examination of the observational record
based on instrumental and proxy data, the concept of stochastic climate models,
and the confirmation of dynamic climate models.
Mercury as a
Global Pollutant. Proceedings of the Third International Conference, .
.Whistler, British Columbia, July 10-14, 1994, D.B. Porcella, J.W. Huckabee,
B. Wheatley, Eds., 1312 pp., 1995, $349 (Kluwer).
From the Third International Mercury Conference, and reprinted from
Water, Air, Soil Pollut., 80(1-4). Provides results from
researchers who are using the latest and most appropriate sampling and
analytical procedures in many environments. Risk assessments illustrate the
detail needed for dealing with mercury's complex environmental and biochemical
An Introduction to
Environmental Chemistry, J.E. Andrews, P. Brimblecombe et al., 232 pp.,
1995, $26.95 pbk. (Blackwell).
A new text for introductory college courses for students or other readers
with little chemical background. The main sections are: introduction; the
atmosphere; the terrestrial environment; the oceans; and global change. The book
envisions no clear boundary between the environmental chemistry of human issues
(CO2 emissions, CFCs etc.) and the environmental geochemistry of the
Earth. The understanding of the operation of natural geochemical processes over
various time scales provides baseline information against which the effects of
human perturbations of chemical processes can be quantified.
Variations (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 22), J.-C. Duplessy, M.-T. Spyridakis,
Eds., 584 pp., 1994, $229 (Springer).
Covers the most recent methods for reconstructing past climatic variations
and for modeling the climate system and its evolution. One of the three parts
focuses on understanding past and future climate changes.
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