Absolute Radiometry: Electrically Calibrated Ther- general climate. The last eight sections contain de- mal Detectors of Optical Radiation (F. Hengstberger, tailed information on climate elements of wind, ed., 1989, 266 pp., $69.50, hardbound, Academic temperature, precipitation, and other elements; syn- Press). This book summarizes a century of knowledge optic climatology; as well as summary of discussions in the area of absolute radiometry. It is directed of air pollution potential and climate change. Refer- toward meteorologists, optical radiometrists, photom- ence maps, lists of tables and illustrations, and four etrists, metrologists, space scientists, and profession- appendices are included. als in all other disciplines concerned with accurate Storm and Cloud Dynamics (W. R. Cotton and R. A. optical power measurements. The book covers in- Anthes, 1989, 883 pp., hardbound, Academic Press, strumentation and materials used, methods of ana- Inc.). The focus of this book is on the dynamics of lyzing the temperature distribution in the detector clouds and precipitating mesoscale meteorological elements, error sources, and experiments to measure systems. Chapters include "Clouds," "Fundamental the required corrections. Bibliographies are appended Equations Governing Cloud Processes," "O n Aver- to each chapter, and experimental results are used aging," "The Parameterization or Modeling of Mi- to support the theoretical derivations and conclu- crophysical Processes in Clouds, " "Radiative Transfer sions. in a Cloudy Atmosphere and Its Parameterization," "Cumulus Parameterization and Diagnostic Studies The Air and Space Catalog: The Complete Source- of Convective Systems," "Fogs and Stratocumulus book to Everything in the Universe (J. Makower, Clouds/ ' "Cumulus Clouds," "Cumulonimbus 1990, 332 pp., $16.95, paperbound, Vintage Books). Clouds and Severe Convective Storms," "Mesoscale Weather, astronomy, space flight, and aviation are Convective Systems," "The Mesoscale Structure of the four main sections of this book meant for amateurs Extratropical Cyclones and Middl e and High Clouds," and experts alike. Listings and articles cover events and "Th e Influence of Mountains on Airflow, Clouds, and places to visit, resources, and a wide range of and Precipitation." An index is also included. products that the reader will find interesting. Contri- butions from leading scientists and scientific institu- Publisher's Addresses tions are included. Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New Assessing the Social Implications of Climate Fluctua- York, NY 10003 tions: A Guide to Climate Impact Studies (W. E. Riebsame, 1989, 83 pp., paperbound, United Na- American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, tions Environment Programme). This book contains NW , Washington, DC 20036 the chapters "Climate Impact Assessment: Back- Annual Reviews, Inc., 4139 El Camino Way, ground and Goals," "Approaches to Climate Impact Palo Alto, CA 94306 Assessment," "Agricultural Impacts," "Water Re- sources," "Other Natural Resources and Economic Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Sectors, " "Socio-economic Analysis," "Assessing Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, Climate Perception and Adjustment," "Projecting Canada K1A OS9 Future Impacts," and "Building Impact Assessment Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., P.O. Box Capabilities." Lists of figures and tables are included. 1663, Grand Central Station, New York, NY Climate of the Yukon (H. E. Wahl et al., 1987, 323 pp., $59.95, paperbound, Canadian Government Oxford University Press, Inc., 200 Madison Publishing Centre). This project was initiated by the Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Atmospheric Environment Service to begin using Unite d Nations Environmental Programme, significant data gathered from mining sites, highway GEMS/PAC , P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, maintenanc e garages, and precipitation storage Kenya gauges in remote areas to describe the climate of the Yukon. The report has been prepared as a support Vintage Books, 201 East 50th Street, New York, document for planners, engineers, environmentalists, N Y 10022 and others involved in weather-sensitive activities in John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, Yukon. The first six sections relate to the history of Ne w York, NY 10158 • development, geography, data, climatic controls, and Bulletin American Meteorological Society 58 7
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