BOOK REVIEWS TH E INTERACTIO N OF OCEA N WAVE S AN D WIN D Peter Janssen, 2004,31 2 pp., $120.00, hardbound, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-46540-0 (WAM ) group founded on the initiative of Klaus wo-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered by wa- ter, and it should be obvious that the interface Hasselmann and chaired by Gerbrand Komen. This group developed a so-called third-generation wave Twhere the sea and the sky meet is an area of vast importance. Air-sea exchange processes are a major prediction model ("WAM model"). This model and its modifications have been successfully implemented controlling factor for both global climate and regional weather. Air-sea interaction involves processes that in many operational and research centers, including KNM I and ECMWF. The WAM model is described occur over a dramatic range of spatial and temporal scales from viscous to global. I f you are expecting that in detail by Komen et al. (1994). Thus, Janssen s book is indeed comprised of firsthand knowledge. The Interaction of Ocean Waves and Wind by Peter Janssen covers all scales and topics of the air-sea in- Th e book assumes that the reader has a solid teraction, you will be
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