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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Operational Ozone Monitoring with the Global Ozone Monitoring
Radiometer (NOAA-TM-NESDIS-28), W.G. Planet, 33 pp., Aug. 1989. NTIS:
The Global Ozone Monitoring Radiometer (GOMR) for the next series of
operational polar-orbiting meteorological satellites will be made up of two
components: (1) a nadir sounder for determining total ozone amounts and (2) a
limb sounder for determining vertical stratospheric distributions of
temperature, ozone and other trace gases of importance to ozone photochemistry.
Assessment of Global Coastal Hazards from Sea Level Rise, V.
Gornitz (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab., Tenn.), P. Kanciruk, 15 pp., 1989. NTIS:
Describes development of a global coastal hazards data base. High risk areas
have low coastal relief, an erodible substrate, past and present evidence of
subsidence, extensive shoreline retreat, and high wave/tide energies. These
include the central Gulf Coast, South Florida, the North Carolina Outer Banks,
southern Delmarva peninsula, and the San Francisco Bay.
Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition Nimbus-7 TOMS Data Atlas
1989 (NASA-RP-1277), A.J. Krueger (NASA-Goddard, Greenbelt, Md.), L.M. Penn
et al., 154 pp., July 1989. NTIS: N89-27302/3/XAB; $21.95.
Provides a complete set of TOMS ozone measurements, taken during a major
aircraft campaign, over Europe and the North Atlantic from December 1988 through
February 1989, as well as Northern Hemisphere TOMS ozone measurements for
December 26, 1988, through March 20, 1989. Compares January and February 1989
mean ozone values to prior years.
ECC (Electrochemical Concentration Cell) Ozonesonde Observations at
South Pole Antarctica During 1988 (NOAA-DR-ERL-ARL-18), W.D. Komhyr (ARL,
NOAA, Silver Spring, Md.), 284 pp., June 1989. NTIS: PB90-110172/XAB;
$28.95. Presents atmospheric ozone vertical distributions, air temperatures,
wind speed and wind direction data made by 67 balloon electrochemical
concentration cell ozonesonde soundings.
Climate Scenarios for the First UC/DOE (Univ. California/Dept.
Energy) Workshop (UCID-21634), J.B. Knox (Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab.), 38
pp., May 1989. NTIS: DE89-014302/XAB; $13.95.
Provides a detailed discussion of the workshop climate scenarios for the
periods 2000-2010 and 2030-2070. Describes the climate scenarios used by the
State of California "Study of Global Warming" and by Australia to
assess the effects of global warming.
Effects of Trace Gases on Global Atmospheric Chemical and Physical
Processes (UCRL-53903), D.E. Kinnison (Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab.), 272
pp., May 1989. NTIS: DE89-013887/XAB; $28.95. (Ph.D. thesis)
Uses one- and two-dimensional chemical-radiative-transport models of the
troposphere and stratosphere to calculate the net effects of changes of NOx, Clx
and HOx on ozone distribution and temperature structure. A sensitivity study
examines a broad range in magnitude, altitude and latitude of assumed NOx
emissions for various background Clx values.
Greenhouse Gas Signal Detection Strategies (UCRL-21147), M.E.
Schlesinger (Ocean Res. Consultants, La Jolla, Calif.), T.P. Barnett, 39 pp.,
Feb. 1989. NTIS: DE89-009908/XAB; $13.95.
Considers two key elements of an appropriate detection strategy: what
variables should be monitored in a detection program, and the comparison of the
equilibrium versus transient climate system response.
The UCAR Climate System Modeling Initiative: Report of the First CSMI
Workshop, 27 pp., Jan. 1989. Available (no charge) from Univ. Corp. Atmos.
Res., POB 3000, Boulder CO 80307 (303-497-1652).
Explains the plan to accelerate progress toward reliable predictions of
global and regional climate changes in the decades ahead, with particular
attention to the effects of the increasing greenhouse gases. Focuses on process
studies and component process modeling to be done within the university
community, and the creation of a coordinating mechanism and central system
The 1989 Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition: Nimbus-7 TOMS Data
Analysis (NASA 1227), 156 pp., 1989. Available from NASA/contractor channels
or NTIS: $21.95. Provides data from a December 1988 through February
1989 instrumented aircraft flight.
An Assessment Model for Atmospheric Composition (NASA CP-3023),
64 pp., 1988. Available from NASA or NTIS: $15.95. Presents results from
a workshop at NASA-GISS held in January 1988. The prototype model predicts the
atmospheric concentrations of chemically and radiatively active trace gases
through the 21st century, based on an assumed scenario.
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