Long-Term Climate Monitoring by the Global Cli- reports that buildings in hurricane-prone areas were mate Observing System (Thomas R. Karl, Ed., 1996, built with less than acceptable standards and materi- 648 pp., $ 154.00, hardbound, Kluwer Academic Pub- als. This book, written for the student, architect, and lishers, ISBN 0-7923-3856-1). The Global Climate engineer, explores wind velocities from storms such Observing System (GCOS) is designed to monitor the as hurricanes and tornadoes, how the wind affects earth's climate, while providing continuous and reli- buildings, and structure codes. In addition, the author able data. The goal of GCOS is to detect climate presents the building codes and standards of other changes and monitor response, provide research to- countries in correlation to the number of casualties ward improved understanding of modeling and pre- suffered during violent storms. Case studies feature diction, and provide a means to attribute natural- and the tragedies of Bangladesh and the successes of human-induce d factors to climate variations and Australia. change . More than 100 scientists gathered in Asheville, North Carolina, on 9-11 January 1995 to Air Composition & Chemistry (Peter Brimblecombe, lay the groundwork for the development of such a 1995, 253 pp., $24.95, paperbound,
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1996
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