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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1993
PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
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.
An Earth System Perspective, T.E. Graedel, P.J. Crutzen, 446 pp., 1993,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
of World Land, V.V. Dobrovolsky, 350 pp., June 1993, $95 US/$114 foreign
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.
Energy and Water
Cycles in the Climate System, E. Raschke, D. Jacob, Eds., 476 pp., 1993,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Chemical Change, C.N. Hewitt, W.T. Sturges, 468 pp., 1992, $207/£115
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.
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.
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
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
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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