Doppler Radar and Weather Observations, Sec- brief history of the development of radar as well as the ond Edition. Richard J. Doviak and Dusan S. Zrnic. introduction to the plan of the book. Other major 1993. 562 pp. $95.00. Hardbound. Academic Press. additions to the text are a greatly expanded discussion ISBN 0-12-221422-6. of polarimetric measurements and data processing, an updated section on the Radio Acoustic Sounding To paraphrase Charles Dickens, "This is the best of System (RASS), and a new section on wind profilers. books. This is the worst of books." The content is What I found interesting were the additional figures superb; the way it is conveye d to the reader is not very (color and black-and-white) of various phenomena readable. Didn't Einstein have trouble communicating detected using the new WSR-88D radars. The revi- also? Doppler Radar and Weather Observations, Second Edition, by Richard J. Doviak and Dusan S. Zrnic, is a To paraphrase Charles Dickens, substantial revision to their 1984 version of the same I "This is the best of books. This is title. The authors have made significant additions to I the worst of books/' the text to cover changes that have taken place since
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