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READINGS READIN G BOOK REVIEWS GLOBA L BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES IN TH E CLIMATE SYSTEM Ernst-Detle f Schulze et al. , Eds., 2001 , 350 pp., $89.95 , hardbound, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-631260-5 any readers will be substantially better in- onset of the industrial revolution, greenhouse gases formed about biogeochemical cycling in the and sulfate aerosols have been increasing simulta- climate system after delving into this wide- neously, the former favoring climate warming and the Mranging book. That has certainly been the case latter climate cooling. Gases spread rapidly through- for this reviewer in what has been an enjoyable, out the global atmosphere, whereas aerosols are re- though not always easy, reading experience. gionally restricted, hence the warming effect has been the stronger. However, there are many uncertainties The volume commemorates the opening of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, that involve total influences of sulfate and nonsulfate aerosols, atmospheric residence times for methane, Germany. The Institute's perspective on biogeochem- istry is outlined in the preface. The editors and almost increases in the abundance of tropospheric ozone, the importance of biomass burning in the Tropics, and one-third of the 54 authors are based at the Institute, and other authors http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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READIN G BOOK REVIEWS GLOBA L BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES IN TH E CLIMATE SYSTEM Ernst-Detle f Schulze et al. , Eds., 2001 , 350 pp., $89.95 , hardbound, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-631260-5 any readers will be substantially better in- onset of the industrial revolution, greenhouse gases formed about biogeochemical cycling in the and sulfate aerosols have been increasing simulta- climate system after delving into this wide- neously, the former favoring climate warming and the Mranging book. That has certainly been the case latter climate cooling. Gases spread rapidly through- for this reviewer in what has been an enjoyable, out the global atmosphere, whereas aerosols are re- though not always easy, reading experience. gionally restricted, hence the warming effect has been the stronger. However, there are many uncertainties The volume commemorates the opening of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, that involve total influences of sulfate and nonsulfate aerosols, atmospheric residence times for methane, Germany. The Institute's perspective on biogeochem- istry is outlined in the preface. The editors and almost increases in the abundance of tropospheric ozone, the importance of biomass burning in the Tropics, and one-third of the 54 authors are based at the Institute, and other authors

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