February 28, 2007
GCRIO Program Overview
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
RECENT BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS (JUNE 1999)
Reactive Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere, C. N. Hewitt (Ed.),
319 pp., 1999, $75/hbk (Academic).
Biogenic and anthropogenic organics play an important role in the
atmospheric chemistry of the troposphere and form secondary organic
aerosols and atmospheric acids, produce global warming, and (when
containing chlorine or bromine) contribute to stratospheric ozone
depletion. All the chapters are written by experts and broadly cover the
role of these compounds in the photochemistry occurring in the atmosphere.
Topics include emissions from anthropogenic and biogenic sources; the
modeling of fluxes; sampling and analysis; urban, regional, and global
distributions and effects; smog formation; and global atmospheric
chemistry. Reviewing the book in Eos 80 (15), 176 (Apr.
13, 1999), Roger Atkinson noted that chapters vary significantly in the
level of detail, that the book is produced with few errors,
and that each chapter has a useful set of references. With few exceptions,
the logic flows smoothly from chapter to chapter.
Global Energy and Water Cycles, K. A. Browning and R. J.
Gurney (Eds.), 292 pp., 1999, $95/hbk (Cambridge University Press).
This book assesses the current understanding of the interactions between
energy and water cycles that are basic to weather forecasting and
climate-change prediction. It is organized according to the processes
involved and includes discussions of water-vapor advection, cloud physics,
groundwater movement, and freshwater intrusions into the ocean. It focuses
on the functioning and modeling of each process and develops the narrative
according to three themes: the ability to simulate these processes
accurately, the level of detail needed, and the consistent treatment of
these disparate processes in models. Reviewing the book in Nature
398, 480 (1999), David Rind says that it is most appropriate
for researchers and advanced graduate students, although he laments
that it is likely to have a relatively short shelf-life
because of the rapid advance of the discipline.
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