February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1995
"Pumping Iron in the Pacific," K. Van Scoy, K. Coale, New
Scientist, 32-35, Dec. 3. Full-length article by two
participants of the recent experiment exploring the uptake of
atmospheric CO2 by ocean phytoplankton
"fertilized" with iron. They describe its findings, and
the new questions it raises that are leading to another
experiment in May.
Many Species Do We Need?" J. Cherfas, ibid., 36-40,
Aug. 6, 1994.
Describes the Ecotron at the Imperial College of London, a
controlled, closed ecosystem facility considered halfway between
the laboratory and the field. Researchers are studying effects of
doubling CO2 and raising temperature by 2ĚC.
"Ozone Alert," E Magazine, 5(4), 22-24,
July-Aug. 1994 (Earth Action Network, POB 699, Mt. Morris IL
A four-year study at Oregon State University provides strong
evidence that the thinning of the ozone shield and increase in UV
radiation are causing the decline of amphibian populations.
"Understanding the Global Carbon Cycle," J. Douglas, EPRI
Journal, 34-41, July-Aug. 1994.
An EPRI model (GLOCO) simulates many processes driving the
carbon cycle. A more complex computer program that can model the
global carbon cycle with reference to specific geographic
patterns is being developed.
Warming But Cooling," F. Pearce, New Scientist,
37-41, July 9. A feature article summarizing discussion at Dahlem
Workshop on Aerosol Forcing of Climate (Berlin, Germany, Apr.
1994), which stressed the different geographical scales of
greenhouse warming and cooling by aerosols, and possible future
trends. (A letter to the editor in the Sep. 3 issue (p. 48)
questions why the Pearce article did not mention the effects of
aviation on the atmosphere.)
Evolving to Meet Budget Restraints," H. Hough, Earth
Observation Magazine, 20-23, July 1994.
Describes NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) and its
information storage database (EOSDIS). The EOS project must
continue to evolve if it is to survive political budget battles.
Also contains a calendar and summary of NASA's planned
"Mission to Planet Earth" space-based observational
missions through the end of the century.
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