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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 10, OCTOBER 1990
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Theoretical Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, A.S. Monin (Eng. trans. by
R. Hardin), Apr. 1990, Dfl. 290/$149/£99 (Kluwer).
A text that grew out of lectures by the author and his colleagues at the
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, published in Russian in 1988. A
chapter on the theory of climate covers simplified climate models,
three-dimensional numerical models, and modeling of glacial periods.
Upper Atmosphere Models and Research: Advances in Space Research, Vol.
10, No. 6, M.J. Rycroft, G.M. Keating, D. Rees, Eds., 305 pp., 1990, $78
Proceedings from three workshops held at the 27th plenary meeting of the
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) held in Espoo, Finland, July, 1988.
Reviewed by M.H. Hitchman in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 1235-1236,
The Earth's Climate and Variability of the Sun over Recent Millenia,
J.-C. Pecker, S.K. Runcorn, Eds., 289 pp., £40 (Royal Society).
Reviewed by J. Gribbin in New Sci., p. 67, June 23, 1990, who finds
the collection consists largely of technical papers dealing with climates of the
past. From them can be drawn the clear conclusion that the threat of global
warming is real and will overwhelm any cooling related to a diminution in the
Sun's activity during the early decades of the 21st century.
Chemical Oceanography, Vol. 10, J.P. Riley, R. Chester, Eds., 404
pp., 1989, $48 (Academic).
Focuses on the Sea/Air Exchange (SEAREX) Program that studied a wide range
of processes that affect the composition of the marine troposphere and the
surface ocean. Reviewed by G.A. Cutter in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp.
1028-1029, July 1990.
The Arctic Seas, Y. Herman, Ed., 888 pp., $99 (Van Nostrand
This 30-paper volume covers marine biology and ecology, climate and
paleoclimate, sedimentary processes, paleoceanography, tectonics and bathymetry,
ice-ocean dynamics and chemical oceanography. The lead article by R.G. Barry, "The
Present Climate of the Arctic Ocean and Possible Past and Future States,"
points out the need to resolve the questions on the permanence of arctic sea ice
and its global effects. Reviewed by R.E. Moritz in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,
Storm and Cloud Dynamics (International Geophysics Series, Vol.
44), W.R. Cotton, R.A. Anthes, 880 pp., 1989, $149.95 (Academic).
Reviewed by H.D. Orville in Science, p. 307, July 20, 1990, who
finds this to be a timely and useful study of clouds and their treatment in
global climate models.
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