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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 5, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1992
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
Global Environmental Change (NATO ASI Series I, Vol. 1), R.W.
Corell, P.A. Anderson, Eds., 264 pp., 1991, $110 (Springer-Verlag).
The first volume of a new series by the same title, based on summer schools
and international symposia supported by NATO. This volume explains the main
themes and state of science which describe the Earth as a system, and identifies
the natural and human factors which affect its dynamics.
Global Ocean Surface Temperature Atlas (GOSTA), M.
Bottomly, C.K. Folland, J. Hsiung, R.E. Newell, 20 pp. + 313 plates, 1990.
Published through the U.K. Meteorological Office (contact C. Folland, UKMO,
London Rd., Bracknell, Berkshire 00125), and Massachusetts Inst. Technol.
(contact R. Newell, Rm. 54-1824, MIT, Cambridge MA 02139).
Published after several years of planning through funding by the IPCC.
Divided into three sections: quality control of raw data, long-term homogeneity
of sea-surface and marine air temperatures, and analyses undertaken to produce
the final data set. Reviewed by P.D. Jones in Intl. J. Clim., pp.
923-926, Dec. 1991.
Polar Stratospheric Ozone (Air Pollut. Res. Rep. 34), J.A. Pyle,
N.R.P. Harris, Eds., 1991. Available from Off. for Official Pubs. of the EC,
L-2985, Luxembourg. Proceedings of the First European Workshop, Oct. 1990,
Schlieresee, Bavaria, Ger.
Global Biomass Burning, J.S. Levine, Ed., approx. 550 pp., Nov.
1991, $75 (MIT).
Contains 42 papers presented at a Chapman conference (Mar. 1990) on topics
including atmospheric chemistry, remote sensing, effects on vegetation and
tropical ecosystems, laboratory studies, case studies, and effects on the global
carbon budget, particles, and climate.
Ocean Margin Processes in Global Change (Dahlem Workshop Reps.,
PC9), R.F.C. Mantoura et al., Eds., 486 pp., June 1991, £70/$148.95
Contains background review papers and summary group reports from an
international workshop, held to evaluate the data base for the topic and
identify critical areas requiring urgent research.
Aerosols and Climate, K. Kondratyev, Ed., 540 pp., 1991
(Hydrometeoizdat, St. Petersburg, Russia). Editor's address: Inst. Lake Res.,
Academy of Sciences, Sevastyanov str. 9, 196199 St. Petersburg, Russia.
In Russian. Contains 10 papers authored generally by combinations of
researchers from Russia and the U.S.
Atmospheric Particles and Nuclei, G. Götz, E. Mézáros,
G. Vali, 274 pp., £20. Published by Akademiai Kiado, Hungary.
Intended as both an introduction and a source for experienced workers in the
field; treats the chemical and physical properties of the aerosol, its role in
the formation of cloud particles and its impact on climate. Concludes that
indirect effects on the radiation balance through modification of cloud
properties are more important globally than direct effects. Reviewed by P.R.
Jonas, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., p. 1105, July 1991 Pt. B.
Atmospheric Transmission, Emission and Scattering, T.G. Kyle, 300
pp., Aug. 1991, $80/£40 (Pergamon).
Includes associated meteorology and atmospheric composition, aerosol and
raindrop distributions, molecular absorption by species, detailed models of the
atmosphere and the distribution of trace gases, standardized software and
available data bases.
Sea Levels, Land Levels, and Tide Gauges, K.O. Emery, D.G.
Aubrey, 237 pp., 1991, $59 (Springer-Verlag).
Devoted primarily to detailed mapping of tide-gauge records in individual
regions around the world, and analysis of factors affecting their usefulness for
judging relative sea level change. Includes brief discussion of the significance
of regional results, possible future change, and the impact of such change on
society. Reviewed by K. Lambeck, Science, p. 448, Oct. 18, 1991.
Global Changes of the Past, R. Bradley, Ed., 514 pp., 1991, $38
A collection of 20 tutorial presentations prepared for the second Global
Change Institute held in the summer of 1989 by OIES. Includes a set of
working-group assessments of future climate, and recommendations about actions
that should be taken. Reviewed by C.G.H. Rooth, Nature, p. 806, Oct. 31,
1991, who also reviews Paleoclimatology by T.J. Crowley and G.R. North.
Global Air Pollution: Problems for the 1990s, H. Bridgman, 261
pp., 1990, $49 hbk./$25 pbk. (£30/£12.95) (Pinter).
Treats all aspects of air quality problems (tropospheric and stratospheric,
gas phase and condensed phase, health-related and climate-related) in the style
of a textbook suitable for advanced courses; includes biogeochemical cycling,
atmosphere-biosphere interactions, global warming and nuclear winter. Reviewed
by J.W. Birks in Nature, Feb. 7, 1991, p. 472, who also reviews The
Changing Atmosphere: A Global Challenge by J. Firor.
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Index of Abbreviations