Global Precipitations and Climate Change. Michel tion estimates are analyzed, including geostatistical Desbois and Frangoise Desalmand, Eds. 1994. 466 approaches to area-averaging precipitation fields. pp. $214.00. Hardbound. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3- Importantly, two papers in this section examine 540-58439-0. inhomogeneities and errors in precipitation data. These types of errors in data collection and analysis can be significant, and the results of this section lead to This comprehensive book summarizes the NATO recommendations about measurement procedures (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Advanced Re- and appropriate corrections. search Workshop on Global Precipitations and Cli- mate Change, which was held at I'Agelonde, France, The four papers on satellite data analysis describe from 27 September to 1 October 1993. Th e stated goal a range of satellite-based approaches to develop of the workshop was to review "the present status of precipitation estimates. Specifically, comparisons of knowledge concerning the past and present evolution scattering, emission, and mixed algorithms are exam- of the distribution of precipitations at a global scale." ined. Results from these intercomparison studies show The book offers a collection of wide-ranging papers on that different approaches work better in different cli- various aspects of global precipitation analyses. As matic regions. This section also illustrates
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