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book reviews Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? W. J. evidence of climatic change—instrumental records. Burroughs. 1992. 201 pp. $39.95. Hardbound. Cam- Various temperature and rainfall datasets from around bridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-38178-9. the world are presented and analyzed for trends. Burroughs concludes that these data show some cycles at some locations for part of the time. Cycles at "The unresolved debate on the existence of weather 2,11 , and 20 years seem to be the most prominent. cycles is explored in detail within this book. The Chapter 4 deals with the use of proxy data to infer evidence for and against the existence of cycles in the climatic changes from nonmeteorological elements. weather is examined and the difficulties in establishing These include the analysis of tree rings, lake varves, the credentials of cycles discussed." This is the open- ice cores, glaciers, and ocean sediments. This is one ing of W. J. Burroughs's examination of weather of the most informative chapters in the book and well cycles. Burroughs has taken previous research, sum- depicts the various tools climatologists must use to marized it, and come up with his own conclusions. recreate past climates. The proxy data analyses Along the way, he http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? W. J. evidence of climatic change—instrumental records. Burroughs. 1992. 201 pp. $39.95. Hardbound. Cam- Various temperature and rainfall datasets from around bridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-38178-9. the world are presented and analyzed for trends. Burroughs concludes that these data show some cycles at some locations for part of the time. Cycles at "The unresolved debate on the existence of weather 2,11 , and 20 years seem to be the most prominent. cycles is explored in detail within this book. The Chapter 4 deals with the use of proxy data to infer evidence for and against the existence of cycles in the climatic changes from nonmeteorological elements. weather is examined and the difficulties in establishing These include the analysis of tree rings, lake varves, the credentials of cycles discussed." This is the open- ice cores, glaciers, and ocean sediments. This is one ing of W. J. Burroughs's examination of weather of the most informative chapters in the book and well cycles. Burroughs has taken previous research, sum- depicts the various tools climatologists must use to marized it, and come up with his own conclusions. recreate past climates. The proxy data analyses Along the way, he

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