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TELEVISION SEALS OF APPROVAL

TELEVISION SEALS OF APPROVAL chaeological analogs, and integrated assessment. prominent scientists in the field and each with an The chapters suggest that the conventional tools of extensive bibliography. The first chapter reviews policy analysis are not adequate for prudent human the boundary layer under unstable and convective choices in the face of climate change. conditions, followed by a chapter on the stable boundary layer following both traditional methods Human Choice and Climate Change. Vol. 4: What and new techniques such as nonlinear dynamics. Have We Learned? [S. Rayner and E. L. Malone, Chapter 3 treats aspects of air pollution, and chap- Eds., 1998, 208 pp., $60.00, hardbound, Battelle ter 4 discusses mesoscale transport and diffusion. Press, ISBN 1-57477-048-9 (softbound, $25.00, The last chapter considers a formalism to study ISBN 1-57477-043-8)]. The final volume in the Lagrangian-mean motion for a stratospheric tracer. series provides an overview of the series and dis- The book will be of interest to those involved with cusses the challenges of combining diverse disci- the boundary layer and perhaps suitable for text plines and paradigms to move toward a more com- material in an advanced course. plete method of climate decision making. It also includes a summary of key findings and insights The El Nino CD-ROM 1.0 (1998, $34.95, from the assessment, including a concise summary REMedia). Through the use of text, illustrations, of key data relevant to climate change issues. These and animations, this CD-ROM describes many of findings are applied to the negotiation process of the aspects of the El Nino phenomenon. There are the Framework Convention on Climate Change, six basic sections, each with three to nine subsec- and they provide a basis for pointing out fruitful tions. First, El Nino and basic meteorology are in- pathways for future policy development. troduced to the viewer and then sections on the causes, effects, sensing techniques, prediction, and suggested preparation. Much of the graphics ma- Rising Tide (J. M. Barry, 1997, 524 pp., $15.00, terial was provided by research laboratories in- paperbound, Touchstone Books, ISBN 0-684- volved with El Nino. The format is similar to that 84002-2). Barry has put together a book that pre- of CD-ROM encyclopedias with screens consist- sents a broad coverage of the disastrous Mississippi River flood of 1927, perhaps the greatest U.S. natu- ing of a column of text and two figures that can be ral disaster to date. The book reviews the history clicked on for either animation or enlargement. The of flood control and techniques developed with em- software can run with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, phasis on the roles of prominent scientists, engi- and Macintosh operating systems. The text is non- neers, and political figures who worked on the technical in nature, and this CD-ROM is suitable flood control plans leading to some unfortunate as background information for people curious decisions, including a "levees only" strategy. The about El Nino.® meteorological conditions leading to the flood are described as well as the efforts to maintain the levees as the water rose. The book also covers the political, economic, and social environments to the times and how they related to the heroic, but in some cases vain, labors to save crumbling levees. Those interested in the history of natural disasters will find 984 Joseph C. Venuti 1998 this nontechnical book interesting and informative. 985 Andrew L. Gregorio 1998 986 Matthew S. Dinardo 1998 987 Gary M. Chatelain 1998 Dynamics of Atmospheric Flows: Atmospheric 988 George D. Flickinger 1998 Transport and Diffusion Processes (M. P. Singh 989 Mark D. McGinnis 1998 and S. Raman, Eds., 1997, 246 pp., $135.00, 990 John B. McLaughlin 1998 hardbound, Computational Mechanics Publica- Jeffrey S. Prier 1998 tions, ISBN 1-85312-427-3). This monograph is 992 Elizabeth A. Glass 1998 Vol. 18 in the Advances in Fluid Mechanics series George Wright 1998 that brings recent advances to the attention of the 994 Anthony J. Colby 1998 international community of scientists and students. The book contains five chapters, each authored by 14 77 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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chaeological analogs, and integrated assessment. prominent scientists in the field and each with an The chapters suggest that the conventional tools of extensive bibliography. The first chapter reviews policy analysis are not adequate for prudent human the boundary layer under unstable and convective choices in the face of climate change. conditions, followed by a chapter on the stable boundary layer following both traditional methods Human Choice and Climate Change. Vol. 4: What and new techniques such as nonlinear dynamics. Have We Learned? [S. Rayner and E. L. Malone, Chapter 3 treats aspects of air pollution, and chap- Eds., 1998, 208 pp., $60.00, hardbound, Battelle ter 4 discusses mesoscale transport and diffusion. Press, ISBN 1-57477-048-9 (softbound, $25.00, The last chapter considers a formalism to study ISBN 1-57477-043-8)]. The final volume in the Lagrangian-mean motion for a stratospheric tracer. series provides an overview of the series and dis- The book will be of interest to those involved with cusses the challenges of combining diverse disci- the boundary layer and perhaps suitable for text plines and paradigms to move toward a more com- material in an advanced course. plete method of climate decision making. It also includes a summary of key findings and insights The El Nino CD-ROM 1.0 (1998, $34.95, from the assessment, including a concise summary REMedia). Through the use of text, illustrations, of key data relevant to climate change issues. These and animations, this CD-ROM describes many of findings are applied to the negotiation process of the aspects of the El Nino phenomenon. There are the Framework Convention on Climate Change, six basic sections, each with three to nine subsec- and they provide a basis for pointing out fruitful tions. First, El Nino and basic meteorology are in- pathways for future policy development. troduced to the viewer and then sections on the causes, effects, sensing techniques, prediction, and suggested preparation. Much of the graphics ma- Rising Tide (J. M. Barry, 1997, 524 pp., $15.00, terial was provided by research laboratories in- paperbound, Touchstone Books, ISBN 0-684- volved with El Nino. The format is similar to that 84002-2). Barry has put together a book that pre- of CD-ROM encyclopedias with screens consist- sents a broad coverage of the disastrous Mississippi River flood of 1927, perhaps the greatest U.S. natu- ing of a column of text and two figures that can be ral disaster to date. The book reviews the history clicked on for either animation or enlargement. The of flood control and techniques developed with em- software can run with Windows 3.1, Windows 95, phasis on the roles of prominent scientists, engi- and Macintosh operating systems. The text is non- neers, and political figures who worked on the technical in nature, and this CD-ROM is suitable flood control plans leading to some unfortunate as background information for people curious decisions, including a "levees only" strategy. The about El Nino.® meteorological conditions leading to the flood are described as well as the efforts to maintain the levees as the water rose. The book also covers the political, economic, and social environments to the times and how they related to the heroic, but in some cases vain, labors to save crumbling levees. Those interested in the history of natural disasters will find 984 Joseph C. Venuti 1998 this nontechnical book interesting and informative. 985 Andrew L. Gregorio 1998 986 Matthew S. Dinardo 1998 987 Gary M. Chatelain 1998 Dynamics of Atmospheric Flows: Atmospheric 988 George D. Flickinger 1998 Transport and Diffusion Processes (M. P. Singh 989 Mark D. McGinnis 1998 and S. Raman, Eds., 1997, 246 pp., $135.00, 990 John B. McLaughlin 1998 hardbound, Computational Mechanics Publica- Jeffrey S. Prier 1998 tions, ISBN 1-85312-427-3). This monograph is 992 Elizabeth A. Glass 1998 Vol. 18 in the Advances in Fluid Mechanics series George Wright 1998 that brings recent advances to the attention of the 994 Anthony J. Colby 1998 international community of scientists and students. The book contains five chapters, each authored by 14 77 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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