Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, and 89 of the papers presented were collected and pre- Predict, awrf Dramatize Weather (M. Monmonier, sented in this edition. The meeting focused on practi- 1999, 309 pp., $27.50, hardbound, The University of cal approaches to assess groundwater quality, to Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-53422-7). This book is the remedy contamination situations (e.g., steam injection, singular history of the weather map, one that has de- bioremediation), and to protect from future contami- veloped around the twin poles of weather's many fac- nation. The papers include analyses of measurements, ets and the public's varied needs. The author covers modeling studies, and theoretical treatment of con- debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma tamination spread. They will be of interest to those of storms and global change, explains the strategies for working in the field of groundwater contamination. mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disas- ters, and exposes the efforts to protect and control air Modelling Soil Erosion, Sediment Transport and pollution. The interaction and mutually dependent re- Closely Related Processes (W. Summer, E. Klaghofer, lationship between technology—from the telegraph to and W. Zhang, Eds., 1990, 453 pp., $92.00, paper- the Internet—and weather forecasting is discussed. bound, International Association of Hydrological Sci- ences, ISBN 1-901502-50-3). Soil erosion and sediment transport and deposition are basically natu- Air Pollution VI (C. A. Brebbia, C. F. Ratto, and H. ral processes that can be substantially disturbed by Power, Eds., 1999,996 pp., $425.00, hardbound, Com- activities such as agriculture, forestry, and transpor- putational Mechanics, ISBN 1-85312-605-5). Held in tation, and in turn the processes can substantially dis- Genoa, Italy, in September 1998, the Sixth Interna- turb our way of life. To predict and understand these tional Conference on Air Pollution attracted scientists processes, scientists and engineers have turned to from industry, research organizations, government, modeling. In July 1998, an international symposium and academia and highlighted the work involving the was held in Vienna, Austria, where papers were pre- monitoring, simulation, and management of air pol- sented on theoretical and applied erosion and transport lution problems. Containing many of the edited papers models as well as validation and monitoring strategies. presented, this volume comprises sections on the fol- This book presents 50 of the papers that were presented lowing topics: chemical transformation modeling, tur- and will interest not only hydrologists but other earth bulent modeling at small and mesoscales, monitoring scientists and engineers as well. and laboratory studies, data analysis and observation, pollution engineering, pollution management, urban and suburban transport emissions, urban air pollution, Numerical Methods for Wave Equations in Geo- emissions inventories, health problems, damage to physical Fluid Dynamics (D. R. Durran, 1999, 472 cultural heritage, fluid mechanics for environmental pp., $49.95, hardbound, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 0-387- problems, chemistry of air pollution, air pollution 98376-7). This scholarly text provides an introduction modeling, and aerosols and particles. to the numerical methods used to model partial differ- ential equations governing wavelike and weakly dis- sipativ e flows. The focus of the book is on Groundwater Quality: Remediation and Protection fundamental methods and standard fluid dynamical (M. Herbert and K. Kovar, Eds., 1998, 598 pp., problems such as tracer transport, the shallow water $120.00, paperbound, International Association of Hy- equations, and the Euler equations. The emphasis is drological Sciences, ISBN 1-901502-55-4). The leak- on methods appropriate for applications in atmo- age and spilling of hazardous wastes into the spheric and oceanic science, but these same methods groundwater system has become a problem world- are also well suited for the simulation of wavelike flows wide. In September 1998, an international meeting on in many other scientific and engineering disciplines. • groundwater quality was held at Tubungen, Germany, 1882 Vol. 80, No. 9, September 7 999
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Published: Sep 1, 1999
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