Primer On Greenhouse Gases (D. J. Wuebbles, atmospheric composition are discussed, which gives the meteorological background necessary to deal with 1991,235 pp., $49.95, hardbound, Lewis Publishers, Inc., ISBN 0-87371-222-6). This book is a reference the varying conditions found in the real atmosphere. resource for the most current information available on Rayleigh and Mie scattering are covered, as well as greenhouse gases. The direct radiative importance of the aerosol and raindrop distributions found in the each gas to climate, its role as radiative precursor, and atmosphere. Detailed models of the atmosphere and how it functions as an intermediate constituent be- the distribution of trace gases are supplied. A chapter cause of its chemical activities are provided. Knowns, is devoted to standardized software and available unknowns, and uncertainties for each gas are de- databases. scribed. Information critical to developing an under- standing of the role of energy and atmospheric chemi- Radar Meteorology ( H. Sauvageot , 1991, 315 pp., cal and radiative processes in determining atmo- $78.00, hardbound, Artech House, ISBN 0-89006- spheric concentrations of greenhouse gases is pre- 318-4). This book references the scientific principles sented. that underly the use of radar for meteorological obser- vation and measurement of atmospheric
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 1991
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