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book reviews method, or its limitations." Largest monthly losses of Atlas of the Surface Heat Balance of the Continents: Components and Parameters energy are -125 W rrr2 in the Mohave Desert and -135 Estimated from Climatological Data. 1989. Dieter on the southern margin of the Sahara. Henning. 402 pp. hardbound. Gebruder Borntraeger Net all-wave radiation is presented in 24 maps that Berlin, Stuttgart. begin the map section of the volume. Comparisons are made with published maps (annual, calculated Dawning of the "Era of Evapotranspiration" in values) of several regions and Kessler's annual maps hydrology in 1948, with seminal papers by of all continents. More important, comparisons were Thornthwaite, Budyko, and Penman, not only enabled made with observations from the Canadian station net hydrologists to shift major attention from floods to and compilations of data by Berliand in 1970 and interstorm and pre-storm periods, but also enabled Kessler in 1973. This effort to verify modeled results by meteorologists to deal better with energy and water use of hard data is much to be commended. transfers from the earth into the atmosphere. This The zero isopleth of net radiation, as mapped in increased ability, now becoming more evident with December, crosses North America 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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10.1175/1520-0477-72.1.67
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method, or its limitations." Largest monthly losses of Atlas of the Surface Heat Balance of the Continents: Components and Parameters energy are -125 W rrr2 in the Mohave Desert and -135 Estimated from Climatological Data. 1989. Dieter on the southern margin of the Sahara. Henning. 402 pp. hardbound. Gebruder Borntraeger Net all-wave radiation is presented in 24 maps that Berlin, Stuttgart. begin the map section of the volume. Comparisons are made with published maps (annual, calculated Dawning of the "Era of Evapotranspiration" in values) of several regions and Kessler's annual maps hydrology in 1948, with seminal papers by of all continents. More important, comparisons were Thornthwaite, Budyko, and Penman, not only enabled made with observations from the Canadian station net hydrologists to shift major attention from floods to and compilations of data by Berliand in 1970 and interstorm and pre-storm periods, but also enabled Kessler in 1973. This effort to verify modeled results by meteorologists to deal better with energy and water use of hard data is much to be commended. transfers from the earth into the atmosphere. This The zero isopleth of net radiation, as mapped in increased ability, now becoming more evident with December, crosses North America

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Published: Jan 1, 1991

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