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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1992
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
The U.S. National Quadrennial Report 1987-1990 to the International
Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, M.A. Shea, Ed.-in-Chief, 1186 pp. in 10
sections, 1991 (AGU). Entire set $28; $13 each section (discounts to AGU
Summarizes the achievements of U.S. scientists during the last four years
and how they contributed to the solution of scientific problems. Four of the
sections are Atmospheric Sciences, Geodesy, Hydrology, and Oceanography.
Published as a 1991 supplement to Reviews of Geophysics.
Global Change and Relevant Space Observations, J.L. Fellous,
Ed., 278 pp., 1991, $130/£70 (Pergamon).
Contains 34 papers from a symposium of the COSPAR 28th Plenary Meeting
(The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1990), describing results of satellite data or
field experiment analysis as well as modeling on a wide range of topics.
Includes a review of major space agency plans and new instrumentation for the
next ten years. (Previously published as Advances in Space Res., Vol.
11, No. 3.)
Modern Ecology: Basic and Applied Aspects, G. Esser, D.
Overdieck, Eds., 844 pp., 1991, $231/Dfl. 450 (Elsevier).
Based on many case studies and derived from numerous sources from several
countries. Includes discussions of the carbon cycle as it relates to climatic
change, and methods of remote sensing and geographical modeling.
Marine Particles: Analysis and Characterization (Geophys.
Monograph Ser. Vol. 63), D.C. Hurd, D.W. Spencer, Eds., 472 pp., 1991,
$56/$39.20 members (AGU). Leading researchers review and catalog existing
methods for sampling and chemical analysis.
Land Surface Evaporation: Measurement and Parameterization, T.
Schmugge, J.-C. Andre, Eds., 424 pp., 1991, $89 (Springer). Reviewed by R.
Dickinson in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 338-339, Mar. 1992.
Based on papers presented at a workshop at Banyuls, France. Twenty-six
papers are organized in three sections: approaches to parameterizing processes
in large-scale meteorological and hydrological models; surface measurement
techniques; remote sensing approaches.
The Accuracy of Spatial Databases, M. Goodchild, S. Gopol, Eds.,
290 pp., 1989, $77 (Taylor & Francis). Reviewed by R.J. Snodgrass in ibid.,
An arranged and edited collection of 23 papers presented at a meeting of
over 50 specialists who discussed accuracy problems and laid out an agenda for
improvement; held in 1988 at the National Center for Geographic Information and
Deep Convection and Deep Water Formation in the Oceans (Elsevier
Oceanog. Ser. Vol. 57), P.C. Chu, J.C. Gascard, Eds., 394 pp., 1991,
$110.50/Dfl. 215 (Elsevier).
Proceedings of the conference (Monterey, Calif.; Mar. 1990), consisting of
articles that have been selected and reviewed on topics including past and
recent observations, concepts and models, and modern techniques for future
World Atlas of Holocene Sea-Level Changes (Elsevier Oceanog.
Ser. Vol. 58), P.A. Pirazzoli with J. Pluet, 300 pp., 1991, $100/Dfl. 195
Examines the rates of change determined from the current record of sea level
change over the past 10,000 years, and our ability to estimate these changes
accurately. Comparison of these data with trends from tide gauges and
near-future trends predicted by climate models should enable more accurate
assessment of near-future sea level changes on a local scale.
The Earth in Transition: Patterns and Processes of Biotic
Impoverishment, G.M. Woodwell, Ed., 1991, $49.50 (Cambridge Univ.). Reviewed
by N. Myers in Nature, p. 614, Oct. 17, 1991, and by S.M. Ross in Environment
& Planning--A, Nov. 23, 1991.
A collection of case studies, from a conference at Woods Hole, Mass. (Oct.
1986), illustrating the changes being wrought on the biosphere by the human
presence. Several papers relate directly to climatic change, air pollution and
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Index of Abbreviations