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

FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, JULY 1996

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE


Item #d96jul63

Global Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future, K.K. Turekian, 200 pp., 1996, $46, 1996 (Prentice Hall).

Recent concerns with the global environment have focused on human-induced changes. But this book points out that global environmental change has larger dimensions and looks at issues of natural and accelerated global environmental change. Topics include chronology, atmospheric evolution, temperature variation over time, atmospheric and oceanic circulation, atmospheric chemicals and their effects, and human migration and population growth.


Item #d96jul64

Microbiology of Atmospheric Trace Gases: Sources, Sinks and Global Change Processes (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 39), C.J. Murrell, D.P. Kelly, 316 pp., 1996, $141 (Springer).

Covers trace gases that affect climate and environmental quality, including methane, nitrous oxides and halocarbons. Also examines the impact and role of human activities on gas sources.


Item #d96jul65

Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 35), P. Crutzen, V. Ramanathan, 272 pp., 1996, $127 (Springer).

Provides an overview of recent developments and advances in knowledge. Among the topics are regulation of the current and paleoclimate by clouds, radiative-convective interactions, anthropogenic sulfate aerosols, and modification of cloud properties.


Item #d96jul66

Climate Sensitivity to Radiation Perturbations (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 34), H. Letreut, 338 pp., 1995, $158 (Springer).

Current climate models disagree in their assessment of the amount of global warming that will result from the anthropogenic increase in trace gases. This volume provides an overview of various validation approaches and emphasizes the use of satellite data in model validation.


Item #d96jul67

Long-Term Climate Monitoring by the Global Climate Observing System. International Meeting of Experts, Asheville, North Carolina, . .January 9-11, 1995, T.R. Karl, Ed., 400 pp., 1995, $154 (Kluwer).

Reprinted from Clim. Change, 31(2-4), Dec. 1995. (See Global Climate Change Digest, Prof. Pubs./Long-Term Monitoring, Feb. 1996.)


Item #d96jul68

Proceedings of the Tsukuba Global Carbon Cycle Workshop, 174 pp., 1995 (Ctr. Global Environ. Res., Tsukuba).

Presents papers, discussions, observations, and summaries from an international workshop (Tsukuba, Japan, Feb. 1995) that discussed modeling, observation and process studies of the global carbon cycle. Sessions covered global modeling, and atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial fields.


Item #d96jul69

Ecosystem Research Report 10. Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems (EUR 15519), 1995 (European Commission).

Consists of the edited, peer-reviewed proceedings of the first major interdisciplinary conference (Uppdal, Norway, Aug. 1993) since 1974 on Arctic terrestrial ecology. The goals of the conference were to increase understanding of Arctic systems to allow better predictions of rates and directions of change, and to provide policy makers with up-to-date information. Access to details of current Russian research in the Siberian Arctic is considered an important component of this book.


Item #d96jul70

Boreal Forests and Global Change, M.J. Apps, D.T. Price, J. Wisniewski, Eds., 536 pp., 1995, $199 (Kluwer).

Contains peer-reviewed papers from the International Boreal Forest Research Association Conference (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Can., Sep. 1994) that summarize the understanding of boreal forests and their interaction with climate. Covers forest management, biodiversity, socioeconomics, carbon cycling, climate change and advanced technologies.


Item #d96jul71

Atmospheric Ozone as a Climate Gas: General Circulation Model Simulations (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 32), W.-C. Wang, I.S.A. Isaksen, Eds., 459 pp., Sep. 1995, $220 (Springer).

Presents key findings from the NATO workshop (Lillehammer, Norway, June 1994) that focused on four topics: upper troposphere/lower stratosphere; chemical modeling; climate modeling; and development of coupled chemistry-climate models. Presents observed features of ozone changes from satellites and ground-based measurements, and suggests future monitoring strategies.


Item #d96jul72

Ice Core Studies of Global Biochemical Cycles (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 30), R.J. Delmas, ca. 486 pp., 1995, $237 (Springer).

Present the most recent data from Greenland ice cores and surface experiments and compares them with earlier Antarctic results.


Item #d96jul73

Arctic and Alpine Biodiversity: Patterns, Causes and Ecosystem Consequences (Ecological Studies, Vol. 113), F.S. Chapin, C. Korner, 300 pp., 1995, $143 (Springer).

Emphasizes the interaction of historical and contemporary factors that govern biodiversity. Also looks at how biotic diversity will respond to future changes in climate and land use.


Item #d96jul74

Analysis of Climate Variability: Applications of Statistical Techniques, H.V. Storch, A. Navarra, Eds., 352 pp., 1995, $99 (Springer).

Considers problems in climate research that require the use of advanced statistical techniques. Topics include examination of the observational record based on instrumental and proxy data, the concept of stochastic climate models, and the confirmation of dynamic climate models.


Item #d96jul75

Mercury as a Global Pollutant. Proceedings of the Third International Conference, . .Whistler, British Columbia, July 10-14, 1994, D.B. Porcella, J.W. Huckabee, B. Wheatley, Eds., 1312 pp., 1995, $349 (Kluwer).

From the Third International Mercury Conference, and reprinted from Water, Air, Soil Pollut., 80(1-4). Provides results from researchers who are using the latest and most appropriate sampling and analytical procedures in many environments. Risk assessments illustrate the detail needed for dealing with mercury's complex environmental and biochemical behavior.


Item #d96jul76

An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, J.E. Andrews, P. Brimblecombe et al., 232 pp., 1995, $26.95 pbk. (Blackwell).

A new text for introductory college courses for students or other readers with little chemical background. The main sections are: introduction; the atmosphere; the terrestrial environment; the oceans; and global change. The book envisions no clear boundary between the environmental chemistry of human issues (CO2 emissions, CFCs etc.) and the environmental geochemistry of the Earth. The understanding of the operation of natural geochemical processes over various time scales provides baseline information against which the effects of human perturbations of chemical processes can be quantified.


Item #d96jul77

Long-Term Climatic Variations (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 22), J.-C. Duplessy, M.-T. Spyridakis, Eds., 584 pp., 1994, $229 (Springer).

Covers the most recent methods for reconstructing past climatic variations and for modeling the climate system and its evolution. One of the three parts focuses on understanding past and future climate changes.

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