25 YEARS AGO

25 YEARS AGO among other factors) make the conference books of- efitted from suitable review and editing. Some of the ten unsuitable for use as either textbooks or as refer- papers have missing figures, tables, and/or equation ence books. numbers. In one paper, all of the results (two figures The present book has all of these shortcomings. The and two tables) referred to in the text are missing, ob- large numbers of papers on various topics (see above) viously victims of page limits or editorial oversight. included in this book, many of which I have taken the The quality of printing and binding of the book by time to read, vary widely in quality and utility. In a WIT Press is quite good. However, the large, unwieldy review of this type, it would not be appropriate or use- size (nearly 1000 pages including the contents and the ful to discuss individual papers. However, it can be index of authors) and cost of the book deserve com- said that, while some papers are good both in content ment. As a member of the library committee of a small and presentation, several contributions (mostly by research organization for the past 15 years, having ex- authors from non-English speaking countries) suffer perienced the competing considerations for selecting from poor writing and grammar and could have ben- books for purchase on a limited budget, I can say that Apollo Soyuz Observations Planned Earth observations will be a major part of the work of the American Astronauts on the joint United States-Soviet Union Space mission scheduled for July 1975. The Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) is a join t endeavor by the two countries as part of the agree- ment on cooperation in space signed in Moscow in May 1972. As on Apollo and Skylab missions, the American astronauts will take pictures and record their comments about the Earth as they observe features ranging from weather phenomena to volcanoes during the 10-day ASTP mission. They will use Hasselblad 70-mm cameras and voice recorders, with visual observations complementing the pho- tographs. The human eye's ability to distinguish dimly as well as brightly lighted objects, its extreme color sensitivity, and the observer's vantage point in space will add to the understanding of physical phenomena. Types of features being considered for study on the ASTP mission include: 1) visual observations of tropical weather problems such as frontal waves, tornadoes, storm centers, and localized atmospheric circulations; 2) studies of closed basin water circulation and shore lines as well as snow cover studies to be used later in conjunction with photographs taken of the Himalayas and hydrological studies of photo- graphs taken over Indian plains and land areas inundated by rivers; 3) studies of ocean upwellings and their hydrological and biological effects and of major trends of the ocean currents; and 4) studies of major active strike-slip fault zones on both eastern and western hemispheres and identification of extensions of fault systems studying vegetation or drainage patterns. Principal investigator for the experiment is Dr. F. El-Baz of the Center for Earth and Planetary Stud- ies at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 55, 1378-1379. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2321 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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among other factors) make the conference books of- efitted from suitable review and editing. Some of the ten unsuitable for use as either textbooks or as refer- papers have missing figures, tables, and/or equation ence books. numbers. In one paper, all of the results (two figures The present book has all of these shortcomings. The and two tables) referred to in the text are missing, ob- large numbers of papers on various topics (see above) viously victims of page limits or editorial oversight. included in this book, many of which I have taken the The quality of printing and binding of the book by time to read, vary widely in quality and utility. In a WIT Press is quite good. However, the large, unwieldy review of this type, it would not be appropriate or use- size (nearly 1000 pages including the contents and the ful to discuss individual papers. However, it can be index of authors) and cost of the book deserve com- said that, while some papers are good both in content ment. As a member of the library committee of a small and presentation, several contributions (mostly by research organization for the past 15 years, having ex- authors from non-English speaking countries) suffer perienced the competing considerations for selecting from poor writing and grammar and could have ben- books for purchase on a limited budget, I can say that Apollo Soyuz Observations Planned Earth observations will be a major part of the work of the American Astronauts on the joint United States-Soviet Union Space mission scheduled for July 1975. The Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) is a join t endeavor by the two countries as part of the agree- ment on cooperation in space signed in Moscow in May 1972. As on Apollo and Skylab missions, the American astronauts will take pictures and record their comments about the Earth as they observe features ranging from weather phenomena to volcanoes during the 10-day ASTP mission. They will use Hasselblad 70-mm cameras and voice recorders, with visual observations complementing the pho- tographs. The human eye's ability to distinguish dimly as well as brightly lighted objects, its extreme color sensitivity, and the observer's vantage point in space will add to the understanding of physical phenomena. Types of features being considered for study on the ASTP mission include: 1) visual observations of tropical weather problems such as frontal waves, tornadoes, storm centers, and localized atmospheric circulations; 2) studies of closed basin water circulation and shore lines as well as snow cover studies to be used later in conjunction with photographs taken of the Himalayas and hydrological studies of photo- graphs taken over Indian plains and land areas inundated by rivers; 3) studies of ocean upwellings and their hydrological and biological effects and of major trends of the ocean currents; and 4) studies of major active strike-slip fault zones on both eastern and western hemispheres and identification of extensions of fault systems studying vegetation or drainage patterns. Principal investigator for the experiment is Dr. F. El-Baz of the Center for Earth and Planetary Stud- ies at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 55, 1378-1379. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2321

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