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Book Reviews Climate-Ocean Interaction, M.E. Schlesinger, Ed. corrections may dominate the simulation of perturba- 1990.385 pp. $120.00. hardbound. Kluwer Academic. tion climates. ISBN 0-7923-0859-X. The first paper in the section dealing with observa- tions is by C.K. Folland and D.E. Parker. They note that the crucial quantity from the ocean that the The focus of this collection of papers is one of the atmosphere "sees" is sea surface temperature (SST). current hot topics central to many of the issues dealing We find out that SST data abound throughout history, with the coupled climate system, although the title is but that changes of observational techniques over the somewhat misleading in that the various chapter years make analysis of SST time series a veritable authors deal almost exclusively with atmosphere- data minefield. A brief but fascinating history on just ocean-sea-ice interaction, emphasizing the ocean how SST data have been collected through time leads part of the system. No matter. There is plenty of to a discussion of errors and biases and various material in this volume already without including other techniques for correcting them. The second paper in parts of "climate" (e.g., surface processes, atmo- this section, by K.J. Holmen, makes a case http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Climate-Ocean Interaction, M.E. Schlesinger, Ed. corrections may dominate the simulation of perturba- 1990.385 pp. $120.00. hardbound. Kluwer Academic. tion climates. ISBN 0-7923-0859-X. The first paper in the section dealing with observa- tions is by C.K. Folland and D.E. Parker. They note that the crucial quantity from the ocean that the The focus of this collection of papers is one of the atmosphere "sees" is sea surface temperature (SST). current hot topics central to many of the issues dealing We find out that SST data abound throughout history, with the coupled climate system, although the title is but that changes of observational techniques over the somewhat misleading in that the various chapter years make analysis of SST time series a veritable authors deal almost exclusively with atmosphere- data minefield. A brief but fascinating history on just ocean-sea-ice interaction, emphasizing the ocean how SST data have been collected through time leads part of the system. No matter. There is plenty of to a discussion of errors and biases and various material in this volume already without including other techniques for correcting them. The second paper in parts of "climate" (e.g., surface processes, atmo- this section, by K.J. Holmen, makes a case

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Published: Feb 1, 1992

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