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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1993

REPORTS...
PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES


Item #d93nov99

Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey Global Change Research Forum (USGS Circ. 1086), J.A. Kelmelis, M. Snow, Eds., 121 pp., 1993 (USGS).

The forum (Herndon, Va., Mar. 1991) was intended to provide the USGS with a conceptual framework for its activities under the U.S. Global Change Program, through presentations on topics under study by USGS staff including hydrology, geology, atmospheric science, paleoclimatology, biogeochemistry and data management. Contains 16 papers from general sessions and several dozen abstracts of other papers and posters.


Item #d93nov100

Atmospheric Change: An Earth System Perspective, T.E. Graedel, P.J. Crutzen, 446 pp., 1993, $29.95 (Freeman).

Focuses on the need to ensure that basic properties of climate and earth systems are retained during development. Includes an introduction to earth system science; chemistry of today's atmosphere and water systems; past climate; chemical trace species budgets and concepts and techniques for modeling them; and possible future states of the Earth.


Item #d93nov101

Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions, P.V. Hobbs, Ed., 222 pp., June 1993, $65 (Academic Press).

An expansion of the presentations at the 20th IUGG Assembly (Vienna, Aug. 1991). Reviews the effects of aerosols on climate, the radiative properties of clouds and their effects on the Earth's radiation balance, the incorporation of cloud effects in numerical weather prediction models, and stratospheric aerosols and clouds.


Item #d93nov102

Atlas of Satellite Observations Related to Global Change, R.J. Gurney, J. Foster, C. Parkinson, 350 pp., 1993, $39.95 (Cambridge).

Illustrates the variety of satellite-derived global data sets now available, their uses, advantages and limitations, and the observed range of variation.


Item #d93nov103

Fire in the Environment: The Ecological, Atmospheric and Climatic Importance of Vegetation Fires (Environ. Sci. Res. Rep. 13), P.J. Crutzen, J.G. Goldammer, Eds., 416 pp., June 1993, $128/80 (Wiley).

From a Dahlem workshop that examined global fire ecology and defined the most urgent problems that can be tackled scientifically.


Item #d93nov104

Biotic Interactions and Global Changes, P.M. Kareiva, J.G. Kingsolver, R.B. Huey, Eds., 480 pp, 1993, $65/58.95 cloth, $32.95/29.95 paper (Sinauer).

Information for researchers arising from a workshop. Includes chapters on plant responses to CO2, difficulties of forest models, stream communities, interactions between plants and animals, species extinction, microevolution, and the genetic variation of populations. Reviewed by D.J. Beerling in Nature, 364, p. 24, July 1, 1993.


Item #d93nov105

Ecological Integrity and the Management of Ecosystems, S. Woodley, G. Francis, J. Kay, Eds., 224 pp., 1993, $55 ( St. Lucie).

Provides guidelines for ecosystem managers on ecological integrity. Includes applications of these guidelines to wetlands and streams, and monitoring in Canada's Atlantic maritime region and national parks.


Item #d93nov106

The Biogeochemistry of World Land, V.V. Dobrovolsky, 350 pp., June 1993, $95 US/$114 foreign (CRC Press).

Covers a wide scope of biological cycles involving a variety of chemical elements, and emphasizes specific features of natural zones. Includes the biogeochemistry of terrestrial natural waters, soil, the polar zone, boreal and subboreal forest zones, and tropical land; discusses the anthropogenic deformation of natural cycles.


Item #d93nov107

Energy and Water Cycles in the Climate System, E. Raschke, D. Jacob, Eds., 476 pp., 1993, $245 (Springer).

Papers from a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Glucksburg, Ger., Oct. 1991) designed to introduce a new generation of scientists to the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX). GEWEX was established to determine energy and water transports in the fast components of the climate system through modeling and measurement, and to provide new capabilities for the future.


Item #d93nov108

Interactions Between Global Climate Subsystems: The Legacy of Hann (Geophys. Monograph Vol. 75; IUGG Vol. 15), G.A. McBean, M. Hantel, Eds., 155 pp., 1993, $19.60 AGU members/$28 nonmembers (AGU).

Focuses on biogeochemical cycles of all kinds. Articles discuss the theoretical, observational and modeling aspects of fluxes of matter and energy between parts of the global climate system.


Item #d93nov109

Climate Change in Continental Isotopic Records, (Geophys. Monograph Vol. 78), P.K. Swart, K.C. Lohmann et al., Eds., 400 pp., Oct. 1993, $39.90 AGU members/$57 nonmembers (AGU).

Offers paleoclimatologists information on climate from sources other than the deep sea, to improve current modeling efforts. The aim is to stimulate geologists, geochemists and others to collect relevant data throughout the world.


Item #d93nov110

Coupling Processes in the Lower and Middle Atmosphere, E.V. Thrane, T.A. Blix, D.C. Fritts, Eds., 310 pp., 1993, 113 (Kluwer).

Reports on a NATO workshop (Norway, May 1992) concerning the behavior of waves in the atmosphere. Includes information on the quasi-biennial oscillation in ozone concentrations and interactions between the stratosphere and troposphere.


Item #d93nov111

Photosynthesis and Production in a Changing Environment: A Field and Laboratory Manual, D.O. Hall, J.M.O. Scurlock et al., Eds., 512 pp., 1993, $39.50 (Chapman & Hall).

Covers the major parameters of plant growth, relating them to global climate change, and reviews measurement techniques. A diskette is also available from the publisher.


Item #d93nov112

Global Atmospheric Chemical Change, C.N. Hewitt, W.T. Sturges, 468 pp., 1992, $207/115 (Elsevier).

Aimed at researchers, while providing basic subject matter for undergraduate or graduate students or scientists in other fields. Contents include chemical changes of the atmosphere on geological and recent time scales;, global climate change due to radiatively active gases and to aerosols;, tropospheric ozone; acidification; and political control of global air pollution.


Item #d93nov113

Using Hydrometric Data to Detect and Monitor Climatic Change, G.W. Kite, K.D. Harvey, Eds., 247 pp., 1993 (Nat. Hydrol Res. Inst., 11 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon SK S7N 3H5, Can.) Proceedings of NHRI Symposium No. 8, Apr. 1992.


Item #d93nov114

Radiation and Cloud Processes in the Atmosphere: Theory, Observation and Modeling, K.N. Liou, 504 pp., 1992, $68 (Oxford).

Attempts to bridge the gap between cloud-radiation processes and dynamic processes in the atmosphere. Discusses the interactions and feedbacks of these processes, using a hierarchy of atmospheric models. Also covers the application of the radiative transfer principle to remote sensing of atmospheric and cloud parameters.


Item #d93nov115

The Use of EOS for Studies of Atmospheric Physics. Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, J.C. Gille, G. Visconti, Eds., 580 pp., 1992, $250 (Elsevier).

Reviews the planned EOS instruments and observational strategy to study specific components and processes in the earth-atmosphere system. One of the four parts concerns the climate system.

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