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book review The Changing Atmosphere. F. S. Rowland and in situ samples over the past three decades as well as S. A. Isaksen, eds. 1988. 281 pp. $89.95. hard- a summary of concentrations derived from ice core bound. John Wiley & Sons. samples dating back nearly three centuries. They also provide a summary of how isotopic carbon ratios can This book summarizes the proceedings from a Dah- be used to determine the anthropogenic influence on lem conference that was held in Berlin in November the amount of carbon dioxide measured in the at- mosphere. As a meteorologist, I found their discus- 1987. The goal of a Dahlem conference is "To pro- sion of the ice core data particularly enlightening. mote international, interdisciplinary exchange of sci- Their insight into such a dataset provided a different entific information and ideas, to stimulate international perspective into a data record that is considerably cooperation in research, and to develop and test new longer than what most meteorologists and atmo- models conducive to more effective communication spheric chemists are used to dealing with. between scientists." The topic of an atmosphere that is changing its composition has provided an ideal Each of the next three papers presents http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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The Changing Atmosphere. F. S. Rowland and in situ samples over the past three decades as well as S. A. Isaksen, eds. 1988. 281 pp. $89.95. hard- a summary of concentrations derived from ice core bound. John Wiley & Sons. samples dating back nearly three centuries. They also provide a summary of how isotopic carbon ratios can This book summarizes the proceedings from a Dah- be used to determine the anthropogenic influence on lem conference that was held in Berlin in November the amount of carbon dioxide measured in the at- mosphere. As a meteorologist, I found their discus- 1987. The goal of a Dahlem conference is "To pro- sion of the ice core data particularly enlightening. mote international, interdisciplinary exchange of sci- Their insight into such a dataset provided a different entific information and ideas, to stimulate international perspective into a data record that is considerably cooperation in research, and to develop and test new longer than what most meteorologists and atmo- models conducive to more effective communication spheric chemists are used to dealing with. between scientists." The topic of an atmosphere that is changing its composition has provided an ideal Each of the next three papers presents

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