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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE: OCEANOGRAPHY
Global Ocean Flux Study Implementation Plan (JGOFS Rep. No.
9; IGBP Rep. No. 23), ca. 70 pp., Sep. 1992, no charge.
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Secretariat,
Royal Swed. Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm, Swed.
The JGOFS is an international program aimed at understanding
the ocean carbon cycle, following the science plan published in
1990. This report describes how the internationally coordinated
part of the project will be carried out, and what resources are
needed. It also updates the 1990 science plan based on recent
in the Next Decade: Building New Partnerships, Ocean Studies
Bd., Nat. Res. Council, 202 pp., Dec. 1992, $39.95. National
Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418
(800-624-6242 or 202-334-3313).
Examines where marine science stands today, how we arrived in
this position, and where marine science and technology appear to
be headed. Recommends a framework for improved federal-academic
cooperation, and ways to balance funding among agencies and
between basic and applied research.
and Climate Change: The Future of Spaceborne Altimetry
(NASA-TM-105087), C.J. Koblinsky, P. Gaspar, G. Lagerloef, 82
pp., Mar. 1992. Available (no charge) from Doc. Resour., NASA
Earth Sci. Support Off., 600 Maryland Ave. SW, S. 440, Washington
DC 20024 (202-479-0360).
Satellite altimetry is a powerful source of information on
ocean circulation and global change. This document, written by an
international team for the Joint Oceanographic Institutions,
summarizes the objectives and requirements for future altimetric
missions in the context of global change research. (See summary
in Eos, p. 403, Sep. 22, 1992.)
Science Investigations Plan, Ctr. Nat. d'Études (Toulouse,
France), 187 pp., 1992. Available from NASA (Washington DC 20546)
or NTIS: PB92-146547; $26.
Describes a 3-5 year satellite mission, to be conducted
jointly by NASA and the French space agency, that will use radar
altimetry to measure sea level with the goal of determining ocean
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