Earth Science Content Guidelines K-12 (1991, 80 The book also emphasizes the importance of satellite pp., hardbound, American Geological Institute's Na- information to the development of baseline regimes of tional Center for Earth Science Education). Earth climatically significant variables and monitoring of Science is based on goals, concepts, and recommen- departures from those regimes as evidence of climatic dations for improving earth science in the nation's anomalies, trends, and even climatic change. A list of schools that are outlined in another publication, "Earth acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary of terms, and Science Education for the 21st Century: A Planning texts recommended for further reading are included. Guide," published earlier this year by the American Geological Institute. This guide consists of a set of Satellite Remote Sensing of Polar Regions: Appli- questions organized according to the interacting sys- cations, Limitations, and Data Availability (Robert tems that characterize earth and its relationship to the A. Massom, 1991,320 pp., $69.95, hardbound, Lewis solar system. Six content areas (solid earth, air, water, Publishers, ISBN 0-8737-1607-8). This book outlines ice, life, and earth in space) are divided into three the evolution of satellite-borne remote sensing of polar grade levels (K-3, 3-6 , 6-9 , and 9-12). regions, evaluates satellites currently in operation, and looks at future developments. It concentrates on Atmospheric Chemistry: Model and Predictions sensors that detect and measure not only polar snow for Climate and Air Quality (C. S. Sloane and T. W. and ice, but also high-latitude meteorological/oceano- Tesche, 1991, 184 pp., $59.95, hardbound, CRC graphic variables. Press, ISBN 0-87-3713109). This book draws upon the knowledge and experience of modeling experts Global Climate Bulletin. The Climate Change Divi- currently engaged in conducting assessments of the sion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has predictive strengths of atmospheric models. The book begun disseminating its newsletter "Global Climate covers all of the major atmospheric areas, including Bulletin." For more information, write to Global Cli- large-scale models for ozone depletion and global mate Bulletin, Climate Change Division, Office of warming, regional-scale models for urban smog (ozone Policy, Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Environmental visibility impairment) and acid rain, as well as accom- Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W. (PM 221), panying models of cloud processes and biofeedbacks. Washington, D.C. 20460. The Water Encyclopedia (Frits Van Der Leeden, Fred L. Troise, and David Keith Todd, Eds., 1990,980 pp., $135.00, hardbound, Lewis Publishers, ISBN 0- Publishers 'Addresses 87371 -120-3). Instead of hunting through government publications, textbooks, technical journals, and scien- tific reports to find a fact on water, this encyclopedia will reference it. The new second edition presents all American Geological Institute, new facts, figures, tables, charts, and diagrams, and 4220 King Street, Alexandria, gives twice the material and data as the original book. VA 22302 Satellite Remote Sensing in Climatology (Andrew CRC Press, Inc., M. Carleton, 1991,250 pp., $89.95, hardbound, CRC 2000 Corporate Blvd., NW, Press, ISBN 0-8493-7720). Satellite Remote Sensing Boca Raton, FL 33431 presents a thematic approach to the discussion of contemporary research in weather, climate processes, Lewis Publishers, Inc., and satellite sensing. The book emphasizes the con- 2000 Corporate Blvd., NW, tribution of satellite data to the development of climate Boca Raton, FL 33431 theory, climatic teleconnections and surface-atmo- sphere interactions, and large-scale features of the general circulation such as vortices and cloud bands. Bulletin American Meteorological Society
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Published: Dec 1, 1991
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