Tying Down the Wind (Eric Pinder, 2000, 280 pp., The Carbon Cycle (T. Wigley and D. Schimel, Eds., $24.95, paperbound, Penguin Putnam, ISBN 1-58542- 2000, 292 pp., $64.95, hardbound, Cambridge Univer- 060-3). The book has the subtitle "Adventures in the sity Press, ISBN 0-521-58337-3). To understand cli- Worst Weather on Earth," but that only is only a hint mate change, one must also understand the carbon of what is inside. During time spent as an observer at cycle that involves atmosphere, oceans, soil, vegeta- the Mt. Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, tion, and geology. As part of a series, the Global the author collected information on the atmosphere and Change Institute of 1993 focused on the carbon cycle, also stories and anecdotes about effects of wind and leading to reports published (1994, 1995) by the In- weather on the lives of people, many of whom were tergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 21 of associated with the observatory. This material begins which are reproduced in this book. After an introduc- with characteristics of the atmosphere, moves on to the tion, papers appear in sections on "The Missing Car- seasons, and last, focuses on extreme conditions, with bon Sink," "Paleo-C0 Variations,"
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 2000
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