February 28, 2007
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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 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994
REPORTS... EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Obtain all but the last report from Natl. Academy Press, 2101
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418 (800-624-6242 or
Sound and Marine Mammals: Current Knowledge and Research Needs,
Ocean Studies Board, 100 pp., Apr. 1994, $25.
Very little quantitative information exists with which to
assess the impact of low-frequency noise on mammals, and the
committee recommends changes in the regulatory process governing
research to facilitate legitimate research on the topic. Includes
a comparison of sound energy from oceanographic research and from
Ocean's Role in Global Change: Progress of Major Research
Programs, Ocean Studies Board, 85 pp., 1994, $25.
Intended as an educational reference document for scientists,
managers, Congress and the public. Reviews developments over the
past several years in over a dozen programs such as TOGA, JGOFS,
WOCE and Acoustic Thermography of Ocean Climate (ATOC). Makes
recommendations to ensure that long-term measurements are
extended beyond the work of any individual scientist or group of
scientists, and stresses the need for cooperation among academia,
government agencies, the private sector, and large-scale
international and national global change programs.
Chemistry for Oceanic Carbon Cycle Studies, 96 pp., 1994,
Identifies techniques and analytes oceanographers need to
tackle research problems. The highest priority is in situ
sensors that can operate continuously. Makes recommendations for
research, development and funding.
of the Panel to Review EOSDIS Plans, 88 pp., Jan. 1994, no
charge. Contact NAS Space Studies Board (202-334-3477).
The Earth Observation System (EOS) Data and Information System
(EOSDIS) will handle the wealth of earth science data that will
be generated by EOS starting in 1998. However, the program will
not fulfill its goals or meet the needs of the scientists and
policy analysts who are its intended users unless NASA makes
major revisions in EOSDIS. The EOSDIS core system should be
changed from a largely centralized design to one that is
functionally and physically distributed.
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