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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993

REPORTS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE: OCEANOGRAPHY


Item #d93jan62

Joint 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 findings.


Item #d93jan63

Oceanography 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.


Item #d93jan64

Oceans 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.)


Item #d93jan65

TOPEX/POSEIDON 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 circulation.

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