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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1991
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climatic Change (Devel. Atmos. Sci., Vol.
19), M.E. Schlesinger, Ed., 636 pp., 1991, $137/Dfl. 240 (Elsevier).
Proceedings of the workshop (Amherst, Mass., May 1989). Expected to be of
interest to researchers and students in several areas including global change
and climate impact assessment. Reviews methods, findings and difficulties of
interpreting observations, climate model simulations, and current methods of
detecting climate change.
Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change, W.H. Schlesinger,
443 pp., 1991, $75 hbk./$39.95 pbk. (Academic). Reviewed by J.C.G. Walker in
Science, pp. 686-687, Aug. 9, 1991.
Examines changes from geologic past to present in the global cycles of
water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur, as well as discussions of topics
such as the origin, composition and stability of major and trace biogenic gases.
Paleoclimatology (Oxford Monographs on Geol. & Geophys., 18),
T.J. Crowley, G.R. North, 346 pp., 1991, $59.95 (Oxford/Clarendon). Reviewed by
J.T. Overpeck in Science, pp. 803-804, Aug. 16, 1991.
Interdisciplinary in approach, covering models and basic climatology and
past climatic change on time scales of decades, centuries and longer.
Diversity of Environmental Biogeochemistry (Devel. Geochem., 6),
J. Berthelin, 550 pp., 1991, $143/Dfl. 250 (Elsevier).
Consists of 50 contributions from the 8th International Symposium on
Environmental Biogeochemistry. Includes a section on organic matter and carbon
cycles in recent sediments.
Global Ocean Surface Temperature Atlas, 1991 (UK Meteor. Off.).
Available in print (£70) and digitized forms. The printed atlas contains
historical SST data and color plates. The digitized version includes data
unavailable for the print version and a quality controlled and corrected SST
data set on 5° scale dating to 1856.
Isotopes and Climates, R. Bowen, 488 pp., 1990, $136/£68
Contains sections on "The Big Heat?" (greenhouse effect, ozone
depletion, fossil fuel combustion) and "Isotopes and the Global Carbon
Cycle Now and in the Quaternary" (NOAA/GMCC measurements, simulations of
CO2 distribution, past CO2 levels from ice cores, tree ring analysis). Also
covers more distant geologic time periods.
Soils on a Warmer Earth: Effects of Expected Climate Change on Soil
Processes, with Emphasis on the Tropics and Sub-Tropics (Devel. in Soil
Sci., Vol. 20), H.W. Scharpenseel, M. Schomaker, A. Ayoub, Eds., 274 pp., 1990,
$103/Dfl. 180 (Elsevier). Twenty-one papers from an international workshop
(Nairobi, Feb. 1990).
Remote Sensing of Biosphere Functioning (Ecol. Studies, Vol. 79),
R.J. Hobbs, H.A. Mooney, Eds., 321 pp., 1990, DM 198 (Springer). Reviewed by
J.B. Stewart in Intl. J. Clim., p. 461, May-June 1991.
Proceedings of a U.S.-Australia workshop (1988, Honolulu, Hawaii) that
considered the current state of the use of remote sensing for vegetation and
landscape, variables measured, and fluxes.
Studies in Geophysics: Sea Level Change, Nat. Res. Council, 234
pp., 1990 (Nat. Acad. Press). Reviewed by D.B. Enfield in Bull. Amer.
Meteor. Soc., pp. 1282-1283, Aug. 1991.
Developed from a 1983 conference, with references generally prior to 1985.
Gives perspective on long-term sea-level change associated with other
geophysical phenomena. Examines these changes as a consequence of and as an
agent for climate change.
Land Surface-Atmospheric Interactions for Climate
Modeling--Observations, Models and Analysis, E.F. Wood, Ed., 314 pp., 1990,
$129/£73/Dfl. 210 (Kluwer). Reprinted from Surveys Geophys., 12(1-3),
Evolved from a workshop (Princeton, N.J.) that explored the status of land
surface parameterizations within climate models and how observational data can
be used to assess these parameterizations and improve models. The first section
is devoted to an overview of recent or planned field experiments worldwide; the
second to the appropriate scale for modeling land processes.
Climatic Change and Plant Genetic Resources, M.T. Jackson, B.V.
Fordlloyd, M.L. Parry, Eds., 1990 (Belhaven).
The Dynamics of the Coupled Atmosphere and Ocean, H. Charnock,
S.G.H. Philander, Eds., 161 pp., 1989, £40 (Roy. Soc.). Originally appeared
in Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, A329, 153-315. Reviewed by
N.C. Wells in Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., July 1990 Part B, pp.
1260-1261; by M.E. Luther in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 250-251, Feb.
Consists of papers from a Royal Society discussion meeting (Dec. 1988). A
majority of papers deal with ENSO; others deal with mid- and high-latitude
climate variability, variability in Northern Hemisphere climate, building of a
coupled GCM, computation of air-sea fluxes from operational weather forecasting
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