Climate Change and Water Resources in the Sacra- Relationships," "Essay on Diversity and Domi- mento-San Joaquin Region of California (W.E. Rieb- nance," "Environment: Atmosphere," and "Sum- mary and Conclusions." Eight Appendixes and a list same and J.W . Jacobs, 1988, 70 pp., $4.50, of illustrations are included. paperbound, working paper #64, Institute of Behav- ioral Science) This working paper belongs to a series that presents research in progress in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing: An Introduction (R. Harris, human adjustments to natural hazards. These papers 1987, 220 pp., $27.50, paperbound, Routledge & are intended to be both working documents for the Kegan Paul Ltd.). This book is designed to give group of scholars directly involved in hazard research students a sound basis and introduction to this fast and information sources for the larger circle of inter- changing field. The book covers undergraduate ested people. This paper is a study of the Sacramento- courses in remote sensing as part of a degree in an San Joaquin region's particular vulnerability to the environmental science discipline such as geography, changes in precipitation and temperature that might geology, agriculture, biology, oceanography, and result from the greenhouse effect. Besides water meteorology. supply and flood control, two other water manage- The author examines the physical basis of remote ment issues in the area are especially sensitive to sensing, the sensors and satellites used to collect climate change: land use and levee maintenance in data, and the methods used to process these data. the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and water quality H e discusses applications of satellite remote sens- in the delta. The authors assess the potential climate ing in the study of vegetation, land use, geology, change effects and the range of possible responses soils, the atmosphere, and the hydrosphere. Exam- for each. ples are drawn from Britain, Europe, the United States, Canada, China, the USSR, the Middle East, Ecological Engineering: An Introduction to Ecotech- Australia, and Africa. The book features imagery from nology (W.J. Mitsch and S.E. Jorgensen, eds., 1989, METEOSAT, NOAA, LANDSAT, SEASAT, and SPOT 472 pp., $54.95, hardbound, John Wiley & Sons). satellite, and from NASA's Space Shuttle, and also This book proposes a new approach to dealing with incudes analyses based on a wide variety of Ameri- global warming, ozone depletion, dying lakes, ocean can, European, and Japanese satellites. In his con- dumping, polluted mine drainage, garbage barges, cluding chapter, the author looks at the way forward polluted beach waste, and other problems while into the next decade and the next century. benefiting our natural ecosystem. The approach ex- plored is one of cooperation between mankind and Publishers' Addresses nature by using ecological modeling. Artech House, 685 Canton Street, Norwood, The book is divided into two parts. Part One M A 02062 consists of seven chapters introducing the basic def- initions, concepts, and principles of ecological en- A. A. Balkema Publishers, P.O. Box 230, Ac- gineering. Part Two includes twelve chapters of case cord, MA 02018 studies of ecological engineering from around the Institute of Behavioral Science #6, Natural world. An index is included. Hazar d Research Working Paper Series, Campus Box 482, University of Colorado, Northern Forest Border in Canada and Alaska (J.A. Boulder, C O 80309 Larsen, 1989, 255 pp., $79.50, hardbound, Springer- Verlag). The composition of plant communities of the Routledge & Kegan Paul, Inc., 29 West 35th ecotonal region between forest and tundra in central Street, New York, NY 10001 northern Canada are topics considered here. The Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 175 Fifth Av- purpose of this book is to delineate the habitat enue, New York, NY 10010 preferences of certain of the more common species. Contents include "Background and Setting," "Early Taylor & Francis, Inc., 242 Cherry Street, Phil- Observations in the Northern Barrens," "The Forest/ adelphia, PA 19106-1906 Tundra Transition or Ecotone," "Physiography of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, Northern Study Areas," "Forest Border Community New York, NY 10158 • Structure," "Northern Soils," "Faunal Community 1154 Vol. 70, No. 9, September 1989
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 1989
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