Land Surface Evaporation: Measurement and Pa- (NWPM). Since surface fluxes rapidly affect atmo- rameterization. T. Schmugge and J.-C. Andre, Eds. spheric properties, it is important that they be deter- 1991. 424 pp. $89.00. hardbound. Springer-Verlag. mined accurately in NWPM. At the same time, the ISBN 0-387-97359-1. parameterizations are limited by lack of data at the required scale of a few hundred kilometers, either for specifying the various physical constants or for initial- This book, which largely addresses issues sug- izing the soil variables. Thus, simple but effective gested by its title, is based on papers presented at a parameterizations are needed. All of the models re- workshop at Banyuls, France. This is one of the better viewed by Blondin have diurnal cycles and a lowest books of its type. There is a strong emphasis on the atmospheric level in the surface constant flux layer, role of land-surface evaporation in connection to the allowing use of similarity theory to parameterize aero- atmospheric and hydrological components of the cli- dynamic transfer coefficients or, equivalently, resis- mate system. The chapters are all well written and tances. All of the models have traditionally used the complement each other over a wide range of
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