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book reviews Measuring the Natural Environment. I. illustrated, sometimes seriously out of date, and oc- Strangeways. 2000. 365 pp. $74.95. Hardbound. casionally not nearly so clearly written. In my copy Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-57310-6. of the book there are now few pages in those chapters on which I do not have at least two or three marginalia This book, according to its author, Ian Strangeways, comments, questions, or underlines denoting problems. is "an investigation into how the natural world is mea- Because I have switched substantially the tone of sured." As an overview of how many environmental this review, some specific examples of these problems measurements presently are made, that is a fair assess- are in order. To a student the material discussing sili- ment. Strangeways acknowledges at the outset that his con cell sensors and their use would be quite confus- "experience of every aspect of the subject has not been ing (21-24). Strangeways does not explain that the equal." That also is a fair assessment. same electronic sensor is used in some pyranometers and PAR sensors. In a pyranometer the silicon cell is Strangeways's primary expertise is in various as- operated in the photovoltaic mode; in a PAR http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-82.3.488
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Measuring the Natural Environment. I. illustrated, sometimes seriously out of date, and oc- Strangeways. 2000. 365 pp. $74.95. Hardbound. casionally not nearly so clearly written. In my copy Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-57310-6. of the book there are now few pages in those chapters on which I do not have at least two or three marginalia This book, according to its author, Ian Strangeways, comments, questions, or underlines denoting problems. is "an investigation into how the natural world is mea- Because I have switched substantially the tone of sured." As an overview of how many environmental this review, some specific examples of these problems measurements presently are made, that is a fair assess- are in order. To a student the material discussing sili- ment. Strangeways acknowledges at the outset that his con cell sensors and their use would be quite confus- "experience of every aspect of the subject has not been ing (21-24). Strangeways does not explain that the equal." That also is a fair assessment. same electronic sensor is used in some pyranometers and PAR sensors. In a pyranometer the silicon cell is Strangeways's primary expertise is in various as- operated in the photovoltaic mode; in a PAR

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Published: Mar 1, 2001

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