Sensing of Rainfall; Retrieval Algorithms and Data Atmospheric Radiation: Theoretical Basis, Second Processing and Analysis; Sampling Strategies; Mission Edition (R.M. Goody and Y.L. Yung, 1989, 519 pp., Requirements and Data Management; and Ground- hardbound, Oxford University Press). This is a revi- sion of the original text published twenty-five years Based Measurements. Seventy-one papers on these ago. Two new sections have been added to further topics are included in this volume. explore remote sensing and scattering problems. Chapters include an introduction, "Theory of Radia- Water Pollution Biology (P.D. Abel, 1989, 231 pp., tive Transfer," "Vibration-Rotation Spectra of Gas- $76.95, hardbound, John Wiley & Sons). This book eous Molecules," "Band Models," "Absorption by illustrates the relevance of water pollution to public Atmospheric Gases," "Radiation Calculations in a welfare and general ecology. It imparts up-to-date Clear Atmosphere," "Extinction by Molecules and information on methods of investigating water pol- Droplets," "Radiative Transfer in a Scattering Atmo- lution problems, and will assist the reader in planning sphere," "Atmospheres in Radiative Equilibrium," and carrying out further studies. It also presents a and "Evolution of a Thermal Disturbance." Nine critical assessment of the literature on water pollution. appendixes, an author index, and a subject index are The role of toxicological studies in the monitoring included. and control of water pollution receives particularly full treatment. An Informal Introduction to Theoretical Fluid Me- chanics (J. Lighthill, 1988, 260 pp., $29.95, paper- Publisher's Addresses back, Oxford University Press). This introductory text American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 345 uses examples concerned with water and air to East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017 illustrate fluid mechanics. Chapters include "Princi- ples of mechanics applied to lumps of fluid," "Ve- A. Deepak Publishing, P.O. Box 7390, Hamp- locity fields and pressure fields," "Equations of motion," ton, VA 23666 "Vorticity fields," "Vortex dynamics," "General Government Institutes, Inc., 966 Hungerford properties of irrotational flows," "Three-dimensional Dr., #24, Rockville, M D 02061 examples of irrotational flows," "Three-dimensional far fields," "Two-dimensional irrotational flows," Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Drive, "Flows with circulation," and "Wing theory." A Norwell, MA 02061 section of exercises and an index are included. Macmillan Publishing Co., 866 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 Investigations of the Ionosphere by means of Beacon National Technical Information Service, U.S. Satellite Measurement (C. Chong, ed., 1989, 262 Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal pp., $63.00, hardbound, Pergamon Press). This book Road, Springfield, VA 22151 is the proceedings from the International Beacon Satellite Symposium, held 18-21 April 1988 in Beij- Oxford University Press, Inc., 200 Madison Av- ing, China. Thirty-nine papers by seventy authors are enue, New York, NY 10016 included. These papers are not refereed but are Pergamon Press, Inc., Maxwell House, Fair- reviewed for their content. An author index is in- view Park, Elmsford, NY 10523 cluded. D. Reidel Publishing Co., through Kluwer Tropical Rainfall Measurements (J.S.Theon and N. Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 29 West 35th Fugono, eds., 1988, 528 pp., A. Deepak). This volume Street, New York, NY 10001 records the papers presented at the International National Technical Information Service, U.S. Symposium on Tropical Precipitation Measurements Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal that was held in Tokyo, Japan, on 28-30 October Road, Springfield, VA 22151 1987. The symposium was divided into six topical areas: Requirements for Measuring Tropical Rainfall; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, Its Nature and Its Role in the General Circulation; New York, NY 10158 • Spaceborne and Airborne Techniques for Remote Vol. 70, No. 7 7, November 1989
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