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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBERS 11-12, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE
2.0 Integrated Modeling of Global Climate Change, J. Alcamo,
Ed., 328 pp., May 1994, $128 (Kluwer).
Reports one of the few attempts to integrate sub-models of the
climate system with global biogeochemical cycles and
Biosphere, J. Rozema, H. Lambers et al., Eds., 488 pp., 1993,
Proceedings from an international workshop (Nov. 1991,
Wageningen, Neth.), held in connection with a Netherlands CO2
commission. A broad scope of papers relates, for example, to
ecological and physiological effects of CO2 enrichment,
100 pp., Aug. 1994, $31 (OECD).
Proceedings of an OECD "Megascience Forum," that
reviews research on and plans for a global ocean observing
of the Earth and Its Environment (2nd. Ed.), H.J. Kramer, 580
pp., 1994, $109 (Springer).
Gives a worldwide overview of past, present and future
spaceborne and airborne missions.
Economics, Ecology and Thermodynamics, M. Ruth, 264 pp.,
1993, $119 (Kluwer).
Processes in Climate Dynamics: Global and Mediterranean Examples,
P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, A.R. Robinson, Eds., 460 pp., 1994, $176
Proceedings from a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Jan. 1993,
Erice, Italy) on one of the most crucial, but poorly understood
topics in oceanographic science. The major issues discussed are
air-sea interaction; water mass formation, dispersion and mixing;
and general circulation with special emphasis on the thermohaline
Interaction and Climate Modeling, B.A. Kagan, 320 pp., 1994,
$79.95 (Cambridge Univ.).
Presents recent experimental and theoretical advances in this
rapidly developing field. Discusses in detail current approaches
to constructing coupled ocean-atmosphere models for solving key
problems in climate theory. Presentation of field measurements
and results of simulations will promote understanding of climate
Interaction (2nd Ed.), E.B. Kraus, J.A. Businger, 352 pp.,
Oct. 1994, $75 (Oxford Univ.).
Emphasizing physical processes, gives details of the
atmospheric, oceanographic and climatological problems affected
by air-sea interaction.
Carbon Metabolism and Regulation of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
and Oxygen, N.E. Tolbert, 304 pp., Aug. 1994, $75/£60
Remote Sensing from Regional to Global Scales, G. Foody, P.
Curran, Eds., 238 pp., May 1994, 79.95 (Wiley).
Demonstrates the flexibility and power of these techniques.
in Geographical Information Systems, H. Hearnshaw, D. Unwin,
Eds., 243 pp., May 1994, $98.95 (Wiley).
The world's leading researchers produced this integrated text
as a team, as an up-to-date and practical introduction to the
techniques and their applications.
Pollution and Climate Change: The Biological Impact (2nd
Ed.), A. Wellburn, 268 pp., July 1994, $39.95 (Wiley in North
America/Halstead in U.K.).
Technically oriented; concentrates on mechanisms of action of
air pollutants and acid rain from biological tissues to the
Wetlands: Old World and New, W.J. Mitsch, Ed., 992 pp., Aug.
1994, $285.50/Dfl. 500 (Elsevier).
Contrasts wetland ecology and wetland management in the old
and new worlds. Major sections include biogeochemistry; modeling
and analysis; policy and management.
Pollution by Photochemical Oxidants, I. Colbeck, A.R.
MacKenzie, 388 pp., Apr. 1994, $171.50/Dfl. 300 (Elsevier).
Details the observed behavior of these substances on urban,
regional and global scales, with chapters on ozone in the 19th
century and on environmental effects.
in Land Use and Land Cover--A Global Perspective, W.B. Meyer,
B.L. Turner II, Eds., 380 pp., 1994, $39.96 through Dec. 31, 1994
issue: "The Medieval Warm Period," M.K. Hughes
(Lab. Tree Ring Res., Univ. Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.), H.F. Diaz,
Eds., Clim. Change, 26(2-3), Mar. 1994. A hardbound
edition is available from Kluwer Acad. Pub., POB 322, 300 AH
Dordrecht, Neth.; or POB 358, Accord Sta., Hingham MA 02018.
Contains 13 papers that resulted from a workshop (Tucson,
Ariz., Nov. 1991). Topics include glacial and tree-ring evidence;
evidence from regions of North and South America, Europe and
China; solar activity; and ENSO-sensitive records.
Science: Global Concerns, G. Hempel, Ed., 287 pp., 1994, $26
Public awareness of the importance of Antarctic research,
particularly in relation to global problems, has increased. The
book covers a wide variety of scientific issues, focusing on the
role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the world climate
Fate and Transport in the Environment, H.F. Hemond, E.J.
Fechner, 338 pp., Feb. 1994, $49.95 (Academic).
Covers three major areas--surface water, ground water, and
air, treating the fundamental principles of mass transport and
chemical partitioning, and transformation of substances.
Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Preprints on CD-ROM. Two
disks contain respectively the preprints of all 1993 or
1994 AMS conferences and symposia; each costs $95 ($250
nonmembers). Searching can be done on tables of contents;
preprint pages can be displayed or printed. CD-ROMs are available
for these computer systems: DOS (version 3.1 or higher, minimum
640 K memory); MAC (version 6.07 or higher); UNIX (in
preparation). Order through AMS.
The 1993 preprints include: Fourth Symposium on Global
The 1994 preprints include: Eighth Conference on
Atmospheric Radiation; Sixth Conference on Climate Variations;
Fifth Symposium on Global Change Studies; Symposium on Global
Change and the Global Electrical Circuit; Seventh Conference on
Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography.
Change of Daily Temperature Range: Proceedings of the
International MINIMAX Workshop (Sep. 1993, College Park,
Md.), G.Kukla, T.R. Karl, M.R. Riches, Eds., 493 pp., Apr. 1994
(OSTI/DOE for Dept. Energy & contractors; NTIS for general
Following observations in the U.S. that a significant decrease
in the diurnal temperature range had occurred, measurements were
undertaken throughout the world, using records that spanned as
much as 100 years. This workshop presented results from nearly 40
researchers from 10 countries. Some of the general conclusions
follow. An observed decrease in the daily temperature range over
many land areas during the last several decades is mostly due to
the increase of night and early morning temperatures. The
temperature change in mid-latitude lands is affected by
increasing cloudiness, tentatively related to artificial sulfate
production. Minimum and maximum temperatures over parts of
middle- and low-latitude oceans are increasing uniformly.
of the Third Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team
Meeting (Mar. 1993, Norman, Okla.), Off. Health &
Environ. Res., U.S. Dept. Energy, 379 pp., Mar. 1994 (OSTI/DOE
for Dept. Energy & Contractors; NTIS for general public).
Papers deal with clear or cloudy sky measurements, data
assimilation, single-column modeling, four-dimensional data
assimilation, hierarchical diagnosis, radiometry, remote sensing,
instrumentation, summaries of breakout sessions, poster sessions,
and other topics.
the Climate System, W.R. Peltier, 690 pp., Jan. 1994, $225
Another in the NATO ASI [Advanced Study Institute]
Series I: Global Environmental Change 12. Other titles in
this series were listed in GCCD, Books, p. 14, Feb. 1994.
Global Carbon Cycle (NATO ASI Ser. I: Global Environmental
Change 15), M. Heimann, Ed., 599 pp., Jan. 1994, $240
and Lichens in a Changing Environment, J.W. Bates, A.M.
Farmer, 404 pp., 1992, £60 (Oxford Univ.).
Reviewed by B. Ferry in J. Ecology, 82, 699-700,
1994. Considerations of these organisms have generally been done
in isolation from each other, a situation this volume attempts to
repair. Reviewed are their responses to changes in: environmental
conditions (natural and human-induced climatic changes),
pollution regimes, habitat status, and agricultural conditions.
Modeling with GIS, M.F. Goodchild, B.O. Parks, L.T. Steyaert,
Eds., 488 pp., 1993, $65 (Oxford Univ.).
Reviewed by C.-C. A. Lai in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,
pp. 1872, 1874, Oct. 1994. The Geographic Information System
alone, or the environmental model alone cannot satisfy the needs
of scientific and policy research. This book succeeds in
providing a "candid, broad, and well-organized documentation
of the findings and status of different branches of the two
Guide to Publishers
Index of Abbreviations