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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 10, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1997
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
NATO ASI SERIES: GLOBAL ENVIRON. CHANGE
The following titles in this series are published by Springer.
Atmospheric Ozone Dynamics--Observations in the Mediterranean Region
(Vol. 53), C. Varotsos, Ed., 338 pp., 1997, $129.
A conference proceedings that analyzes problems of total ozone and UV-B
variability, including tropospheric ozone changes, and chemical and
photochemical reactions coupled with air transport.
Solar Ultraviolet Radiation--Modeling, Measurements, and Effects
(Vol. 52), C.S. Zerefos, A.F. Bais, Eds., 333 pp., $132.95.
This proceedings reviews current research from the arrival of UV light
at the top of the atmosphere through its transfer to biological receptors.
Also discusses modeling and current issues on UV radiative transfer in
clear and turbid environments, and measurement and calibration.
Sediment Records of Biomass Burning and Global Change (Vol. 51),
J.S. Clark, H. Cachier et al., Eds., 492 pp., 1997, $197.
Examines the role of fire during global changes of the past and what may
happen in the future. Topics include the types of combustion products
found in sediments; calibration of these substances against atmospheric
measurements; and spatial and temporal patterns in combustion emissions
from individual burns to the global scale.
Land-Surface Processes in Hydrology--Trials and Tribulations of
Modeling and Measuring (Vol. 46), S. Sorooshian, H.V. Gupta, J.C.
Rodda, Eds., 497 pp., 1997, $239.
Explains how to improve the representation of land surface hydrologic
processes in general circulation models, and in regional and global scale
climate studies. Covers models and data, precipitation, soil moisture,
evapotranspiration and runoff.
Radiation and Water in the Climate System--Remote Measurements
(Vol. 45), E. Raschke, Ed., 616 pp., 1996, $109.50.
Examines ways to derive reliable global data sets (from space-borne and
ground-based passive and active measurements) to validate numerical
simulation models and to identify regional and global fluctuations and
trends. Presents basic methods and the most recent advancements, covering
clouds, the planetary radiation budget, surface processes and ocean
Decadal Climate Variability--Dynamics and Predictability (Vol.
44), D.L.T. Anderson, J. Willebrand, Eds., 504 pp., 1996, $229.50.
Combines theories of the physical mechanisms of climate change with
observational evidence of these changes. For beginners in the field with a
background in physical science, or for scientists seeking an overview of
Chemical Exchange Between the Atmosphere and Polar Snow (Vol. 43),
E.W. Wolff, R.C. Bales, Eds., 676 pp., 1996, $316.
Outlines the potential and problems of ice core chemistry and discusses
the processes involved in air-snow transfer. Also reviews current
knowledge and the path of future research.
The Mount Pinatubo Eruption--Effects on the Atmosphere and Climate
(Vol. 42), G. Fiocco, D. Fu'a, G. Visconti, Eds., 310 pp., 1996, $139.50.
This eruption provided an opportunity to assess theories on ozone
depletion and greenhouse warming. Summarizes knowledge and theory about
its effects, and reviews the characterization of the aerosol cloud and the
measured or simulated effects on temperature, ozone and climate.
Reviews of Previous Entries: NATO ASI Ser.--Global Environ. Change
Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (Vol. 35), P. Crutzen, V.
Ramanathan, 272 pp., 1996, $127 (Springer).
Reviewed by G. Ayers in Australian Meteor. Mag., pp. 215-216,
Sep. 1996. The collection is as authoritative as it is informative; it
comments extensively on gaps in knowledge and where progress is likely to
Atmospheric Ozone as a Climate Gas: General Circulation Model
Simulations (Vol. 32), W.-C. Wang, I.S.A. Isaksen, Eds., 459 pp., Sep.
1995, $220 (Springer).
Reviewed by R. Atkinson in Australian Meteor. Mag., pp. 158-159,
June. 1996. Overall the book largely satisfies the workshop's stated
objectives, with a European perspective on the issues, and is well
balanced from a generalist's point of view.
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