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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1991
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EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Chemical Oceanography, F.J. Millero, M.L. Sohn, 448 pp., 1991,
$79.95 U.S./$96 elsewhere (CRC). Based on courses taught over a 10-year period.
Topics include dissolved gases other than CO2, the carbonate system, ocean
processes such as atmospheric chemistry.
Satellite Remote Sensing in Climatology, A.M. Carleton, 250 pp.,
1991, $89.95 (CRC).
Emphasizes the contribution of satellite data to development of climate
theory, climate teleconnections and surface-atmosphere interactions, large-scale
features of the general circulation, the importance of satellite information to
developing baseline regimes of climatically significant variables.
Satellite Remote Sensing of Polar Regions: Applications, Limitations
and Data Availability, R.A. Massom, 320 pp., 1991, $69.95 (Lewis). Outlines
the evolution of satellite-borne remote sensing, evaluates satellites currently
operating, looks at future developments.
Atmospheric Transmission, Emission and Scattering, T.G. Kyle, 300
pp., 1991, $80 (Pergamon).
Includes associated meteorology and atmospheric composition, aerosol and
raindrop distributions, molecular absorption by species, detailed atmospheric
models, distribution of trace gases, standardized software and available data
Climate, Earth Processes and Earth History, R.J. Huggett, 295 pp.,
1991, $89 pbk. (Springer). Provides an overview of the relations between the
title subjects and an up-to-date synthesis of the role of climate in the
development of Earth surface systems.
Numerical Adventures with Geochemical Cycles, J.C.G. Walker, 120
pp., 1991, $39.95 (Oxford). Teaches the methodology of computational simulation
of environmental change. Methods are applied to describe the responses of ocean
and atmosphere to infusions of pollutants, climate change and other processes.
Teleconnections Linking Worldwide Climate Anomalies, M. Glantz, R.
Katz, N. Nicholls, Eds., 300 pp., 1991, $54.50 (Cambridge).
After the 1982-83 El Niño, research focused on possible relationships
(teleconnections) that might exist between it and climate anomalies around the
world. This type of research is significant to those concerned with the
environmental implications of air-sea interactions and may hold promise for
forecasting future climate anomalies.
Atmospheric Aerosols: Global Climatology and Radiative
Characteristics, G.A. d'Almeida, P. Koepke, E.P. Shettle, 561 pp., 1991,
Provides comprehensive tables of data on tropospheric aerosol types, global
distribution and radiation characteristics formatted for general circulation.
Derives one such model and provides guidelines for deriving others. Critically
reviews the literature.
Earthwatch: The Climate from Space, J.E. Harries, 216 pp., £25
(Ellis Horwood). Reviewed by A. Henderson-Sellers in Quart. J. Roy. Meteor.
Soc., pp. 652-653, Apr. 1991.
According to the reviewer this is the only text at this level which so
successfully combines climate modeling and monitoring information. Illustrated
with reference to stratospheric ozone depletion, human-enhanced greenhouse
warming, and ENSO.
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