The Legacy ofSvante Arrhenius: Understanding the tute workshop held in August 1996 to review the cur- Greenhouse Effect (H. Rodhe and R. Charlson, Eds., rent understanding of moist atmospheric convection 1998, 276 pp., price unavailable, hardbound, Royal of many scales and types. There are 20 papers included Swedish Academy of Sciences, ISBN 91-7190-0284). here (by well-known experts), which have been In April of 1996, a workshop was held commemorat- grouped into four sections: (a) phenomenological as- ing the 100th anniversary of the publication of the pects of moist convection, (b) cumulus parameteriza- Swedish physicist Svante Arrhenius's "On the influ- tion schemes, (c) implications for large-scale models, ence of carbonic acid in the air upon the temperature and (d) proposals for future field experiments. The at the ground," the first quantitative assessment of papers review recent work, comment on limitations, what is now known at the "greenhouse effect." This and suggest new approaches. The book will be of in- book presents summaries of 13 papers presented at the terest to those working on moist atmospheric convec- workshop followed by a reprint of the English version tion, especially those involved with atmospheric mod- of the paper by Arrhenius. The papers focus
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1998
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