Environmental Modeling. P. Melli and P. Zannetti, areas. Albergel et al. outline a suite of dispersion Eds. 1992. 379 pp. $190.00. Hardbound. Computa- models for the local, regional, and continental scales. tional Mechanics Publications and Elsevier Science The local and continental models use observed me- Publishers. ISBN 1-85166-681-8. teorological data, while the regional scale (roughly, the mesobeta scale) uses a prognostic atmospheric This book is a compendium of presentations from model to account for regional terrain effects. Zannetti an IBM European Summer Institute seminar series on gives a complete yet concise exposition of the La- environmental modeling. The purpose of the series, grangian particle approach to dispersion modeling. as described by the editors, was "to provide a compre- The editors describe the next major group of papers hensive overview of current environmental problems as dealing with "global problems," though the main and the progress achieved in their numerical simula- disciplinary focus is on physical oceanography. tion." The topics include groundwater modeling, atmo- Oberhuber et al. have coupled two different ocean spheric dispersion modeling, global warming, ocean circulation models to a global atmospheric model modeling, water quality, ecosystem modeling, and adapted from the ECMWF code. The individual ocean environmental information
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