cially for atmospheric and oceanic scientists. It guides 15 chapters contained in this book summarize present the reader through using statistical approaches to knowledge in the various environmental fields and list interpret descriptive methods, concepts, data analy- current controversies and uncertainties. Each chapter sis, and inferential techniques. Included with the book is followed by a discussion of the data presented in is a data disk. The disk contains instructions on the each paper. use of available statistical software. The files provide statistical explanations in contexts of atmospheric Eddy Structure Identification in Free Turbulent and oceanic sciences. Users can apply statistical Shear Flows (J. P. Bonnet and M. N. Glauser, Eds., analysis to their respective fields in meteorology and 1993,500 pp., $174.00, hardbound, Kluwer Academic oceanography. Publishers, ISBN 0-7923-2449-8). The 38 papers contained within this volume were originally among the 74 papers and posters presented at the sympo- Regulation of Atmospheric C0 and 0 by Photo- 2 2 sium Eddy Structure Identification in Free Turbulent synthetic Carbon Metabolism (N. E. Tolbert and Shear Flows, held in Poitiers, France, 12-14 October Jack Preiss, 1994, 262 pp., $75.00, hardbound, Ox- 1992. Papers are classified into the following catego- ford University Press, ISBN 0-19-507932-9). This ries: large- and small-scale dynamics; conditional symposium was organized to discuss the role of sampling 1: vorticity-based methods; conditional sam- photosynthesis in regulating atmospheric C0 and 0 . 2 2 pling 2: other methods; wavelets; pattern recognition Papers focus on the effect of plants on atmospheric analysis; proper orthogonal decomposition; stochas- C0 , about which there is little available research tic estimation; combined or comparative approaches; data, and the effect of increasing atmospheric C0 on topological concepts; full field methods; and com- plants and photosynthetic productivity. The book is pressible flows. The material presented indicates that divided into the following five sections: "The Environ- the detection techniques are mature, well documented, ment and Geochemistry," "The C Photosynthetic and easy to use. Carbon Cycle," "Photorespiration and Respiration," "C0 -Concentrating Processes," and "The Environ- ment." Wavelets in Geophysics (Efi Foufoula-Georgiou and Praveen Kumar, Eds., 1994, 373 pp., $59.95, Antarctica and Environmental Change (D. J. hardbound, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-262850-0). Drewry, R. M. Laws, and P. A. Pyle, Eds.,1994, 334 This volume consists of a collection of papers pre- pp., $55.00, clothbound, Oxford University Press, sented in the special session, "Applications of Wavelet ISBN 0-19-854068-X). A forum to discuss topics Transforms in Geophysics," at the American Geo- related to Antarctica and present and projected global physical Union's Spring Meeting, held in Baltimore, climate change was held at the Royal Society of Maryland, May 1993. The book, considered to be the London on 21 and 22 May 1992. Topics covered a "first collection of papers using wavelet transforms for broad range of the environment: sea floor, ocean, the understanding, analysis, and description of geo- land, ice, and the ozone layer. Environmental and physical processes," presents the application of wave- climate history and the terrestrial and marine bio- lets to atmospheric turbulence, ocean wind waves, sphere—past and present, before and after human seafloor bathymetry, seismic data, among other areas influences—were also presented and discussed. The of analysis. • Television Seals of Approval d P m mernxmom [ 838 Joh n C. Honor e 199 5 j 839 Thoma s Knight 199 5 84 0 Davi d P. Longley 199 5 84 1 Jerr y W. Martz 199 5 1915-1995 56 8 Vol. 76, No. 4, April 1995
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