pjjm book reviews Economic Value of Weather and Climate The book, in many respects, is a tribute to Allan Forecasts. Richard W . Katz an d Alla n Murphy , Eds. Murphy who pioneered in the area of forecast verifi- 1997 . 23 7 pp. $49.95 . Hardbound . Cambridge cation and value assessment methodology. Murphy Universit y Press. ISBN 0-521-43420-3 . and some of those who have worked closely with him, including Katz and D. S. Wilks, are the authors of three When I agreed to review this book, I did so based of the book's six chapters. The heavy emphasis on the solely on being told the title, and with years of expe- work of this group is reflected in the fact that in two rience in assessing the value of the weather and cli- chapters their published material represents more than mate information, and particularly climate forecasts, 50% of all references offered. the title sounded interesting. Upon receiving and read- The book begins with a chapter on weather predic- ing the book, I was surprised at the contents and its tion, by J. J. Tribbia. This is a short straightforward focus, unlike what I had expected.
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