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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 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Ozone in the Atmosphere--Proceedings of the Quadrennial Ozone
Symposium 1988 and Tropospheric Ozone Workshop, R.D. Bojkov, P. Fabian,
Eds., 789 pp., Jan. 1990, $66 (A. Deepak).
Proceedings of an August 1988 conference (Göttingen, FRG), sponsored by
the International Ozone Commission et al., containing nearly 200 papers. Topics
include: polar ozone, ozone observations (from ground and space), observations
of relevant constituents, reaction kinetics, chemical-radiative-dynamical model
studies, and new observational techniques.
Perspectives on Land Modelling, R. Gelinas, D. Bond, B. Smit,
Eds., 244 pp., 1989, $21; shipping $2 Can., $3 other (Polyscience).
Proceedings from a workshop (Toronto, Ontario, Nov. 1986) assessing impacts
of climatic change and acid rain. Analyzes spatial and temporal characteristics
of the land resource base in modeling acid deposition impact.
The following conference preprints/proceedings are available from the
American Meteorological Society (prices effective Aug. 1, 1989; add $3 per item
Symposium on the Role of Clouds in Atmospheric Chemistry and Global
Climate, 1989, $40.
Third International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and
Oceanography, 1989, $40.
Symposium on Global Change Systems/Special Session on Climate
Variations/Joint Session on Hydrology and Climate Variations, 1990, $40.
Planet Under Scrutiny--An Australian Remote Sensing Glossary,
D.C. Grieremith, J. Kingwell, 85 pp., $13.95 (Australian Bureau of Meteorology).
Divided into three sections providing: (1) a glossary of remote-sensing
instruments and processing systems worldwide, (2) an extensive list of
references for further information, and (3) recent technical innovations of
interest to the general remote-sensing community. (Reviewed by K.P. Gallo in
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1579-1580, Dec. 1989.)
Exploiting Remotely Sensed Imagery, K.A. Browning, B.J. Conway et
al., Eds., 179 pp., 1988 (The Royal Society).
Proceedings of a meeting of the Royal Society held in March 1987. Provides
readable accounts of a variety of image processing systems in the United States,
Canada and England. Evaluates advantages and disadvantages of automated
approaches with computer graphics versus expert knowledge-based systems for
scene classification and target identification. (Reviewed by E.A. Smith in Bull.
Amer. Meteor. Soc., 70(6), pp. 684-686, June 1989.)
Our Common Future, United Nations World Commission on Environment
and Development, 388 pp., 1987, $10.95 (Oxford Univ. Press).
A report chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, from 21
commissions. Proposes an international, interdisciplinary global agenda to deal
with pressing international environmental problems. (Extended review by T.A.
Starrs in Ecol. Law Quart., 16(2), pp. 595-609, 1989.)
Mathematical Modelling of Ocean Circulation, G.I. Marchuk, A.S.
Sarkisyan, Eds., 296 pp., 1986, $120 (Springer-Verlag).
This monograph represents a summary of the methods developed by Marchuk for
computational fluid dynamics applied specifically to oceanography. Summarizes
nearly 40 years of experience gained by Sarkisyan and his co-workers in
diagnosing and predicting ocean currents. (Reviewed by K. Bryan in Bull.
Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 209-210, Feb. 1990.)
CODATA Workshop on Directions for International Compatible
Environmental Data. A two-volume report from a 1986 workshop on data
sources and experimental techniques. Contact CODATA Secretariat, 51 blvd. de
Montmorency, 75016 Paris, France.
Reviews of previously listed books
Atmospheric Radiation--Theoretical Basis, 2nd Ed., R.M. Goody,
Y.L. Yung, 528 pp., 1989, $95 (Oxford Univ. Press). Reviewed by J.I. Lunine in
Science, p. 476, Vol. 247.
The Little Ice Age, J.M. Grove, 498 pp., 1988, $144/£85
(Methuen). Reviewed by J.T. Overpeck in Science, p. 134, Oct. 9, 1989.
Tropospheric Ozone: Regional and Global Scale Interactions,
I.S.A. Isaksen, Ed., 425 pp., 1988, £58/$99 (D. Reidel, through Kluwer).
Reviewed by E. Robinson in Water, Air, Soil, Pollut., pp. 415-417, Apr.
The Changing Atmosphere, F.S. Rowland, I.S.A. Isaksen, Eds., 285
pp., 1988, $89.95 (Wiley). Reviewed by J. Fishman in Bull. Amer. Meteor.
Soc., pp. 207-208, Feb. 1990.
Abrupt Climatic Change: Evidence and Implications, W.H. Berger,
L.D. Labeyrie, Eds., 425 pp., 1987, $66 (Reidel). Reviewed by C.-D. Schönwiese
in Beitr. Phys. Atmos., 62(2), p. 162, May 1989.
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