This book does not address all aspects of sea-level An excellent source for further reading on sea level change. One area neglected is the societal impacts of change is the volume of conference papers entitled sea-level change; the book refers the reader instead Sea Level Fluctuation and Coastal Evolution. That to a 1987 NRC report, Responding to Changes in Sea book provides additional perspectives by other au- Level: Engineering Implications. Other complemen- thors on many of the topics covered here, but with tary areas covered little or not at all include numerical more emphasis on coastal phenomena and the Qua- modeling (only Peltier's deglaciation model—chapter ternary and recent time scales. Another expected 4) and techniques for the improved future estimation publication is by Jones and Warrick, entitled Climate of sea level change (only the acoustic tomography and Sea Level Change: Observations, Projections suggestions of Munk et al.—chapter 14). and Implications.—David B. Enfield As usually occurs with conference volumes and their lengthy editorial process, the information in this David B. Enfield is a research oceanographer at the book is dated, the conference having taken place NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological about seven years ago. There are a few postscripted Laboratories
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Published: Aug 1, 1991
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