u c i\ L\ f A BOOK REVIEWS CLIMATE PREDICTION AN D AGRICULTURE: ADVANCES AN D CHALLENGES M. V. K. Sivakumar and J. Hansen, Eds., 2007, 306 pp., $169.00, hardbound, Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-44649-1 n the 1990s, there was a lucky convergence of separately in a special issue of the journal Climate events. Our understanding of interactions between Research. Eighteen book chapters are dedicated to I the oceans and atmosphere advanced consider- results from projects started during a project on ably, especially for the tropics. Satellite sensors and climate variability and food security carried out by buoys allowed routine synoptic monitoring of both the International Research Institute on Climate and these systems. Computational and data storage capa- Society (IRI) and funded by the David and Lucille bilities increased explosively. The fortunate Packard Foundation. The final chapter combination of these developments gave (also by the editors) includes conclusions climate experts the ability to predict sea- and recommendations from participants sonal climate conditions with limited—but in the 2005 CLIMAG workshop. usable—skill in some parts of the globe and The first objective of the book—review- Climate some times of the year. As one of the hu- ing advances in seasonal prediction and Prediction
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