February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1996
from Space: History, Promise and Reality, Natl. Res. Council, 1995. Limited
copies available at no charge from the Council's Space Study Bd. (202 334 3477).
Reviews programs involved in gathering data on the global environment
including the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the International
Geosphere Biosphere Program.
Geophysics and Precise Positioning: Scientific Issues and Future Directions,
Committee on Geodesy (T. Herring, Chair), Natl. Res. Council, 111 pp., 1995, $30
(Natl. Acad. Press).
Highlights the advances, both potential and realized, that airborne
geophysics and precise positioning have made or can make possible in the solid
earth sciences. Discusses the state of the art of airborne geophysics, including
new technology to map topography. Some of the areas that benefit from these
technologies are studies of: ice dynamics and sea level rise; the hydrologic
cycle; monitoring ice sheets, glaciers and ocean circulation; measuring
ecosystem parameters such as vegetation density, canopy thickness and total
Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System) for Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate,
Climate Research Committee (E.J. Barron, Chair), Natl. Res. Council, 103 pp.,
1994, $27 (Natl. Acad. Press).
This type of climate forecasting is still experimental and applicable for
only limited parts of the globe, such as forecasts of the El Niño/Southern
Oscillation. Recommended in this report is a 15-year research program aimed at
improving the understanding and prediction of climate variations from one season
to about two years.
The following have
been issued by the IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Program) Secretariat,
Royal Swed. Acad. Sci., Box 50005, S-104 05 Stockholm, Swed. (tel: 46 815 0430;
fax: 46 816 6405; e-mail: sec@ igbp.kva.se).
IGBP Modelling and Data Activities 1994-1998 (IGBP Rep. No. 30).
African Savannas and the Global AtmosphereResearch Agenda
(IGBP Rep. No. 31).
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project: The
Operational Plan (IGBP Rep. No. 32), 134 pp. Describes seven focal
activities, including the scientific rationale, goals and strategies.
Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone: Implementation Plan
(IGBP Rep. No. 33), J.C. Pernetta, J.D. Milliman, Eds., 215 pp., 1995. The LOICZ
project focuses on the area of the Earth's surface where the land, ocean and
atmosphere meet and interact. To be determined at the regional and global scales
are: the nature of these dynamic interactions; how changes in various
compartments of the Earth system are affecting coastal zones and their role in
global cycles; how future changes will affect their use by people; and a basis
for future sustained, integrated management of coastal areas.
The following reports
have been issued in 1995 by the U.S. Dept. of Energy; both were compiled by F.M.
Global Change Research: Summaries of Research in FY 1994
(DOE/ER-0641T), 236 pp. Describes the year's activities of projects funded by
DOE, giving such details as title, principal investigator, institution. Covers
climate modeling, carbon cycle, vegetation, oceans, assessment and education.
Also describes the Congressionally-funded National Institute for Global
Atmospheric Science Program: Summaries of Research in FY 1994
(DOE/ER-0650T), 71 pp. Structured like the above report. Covers atmospheric
chemistry, atmospheric behavior over complex terrain, and ozone in the
Directory of Global Environmental Research (GER) Initiatives, 1995. Contact
C. Rowland, UK GER Office, DP 1002, Polaris House, North Star Ave., Swindon,
Wiltshire SN2 1EU, UK.
Center for Global
Environmental StudiesResearch Briefs, ca. 80 pp. Contact the Center at
Bldg. 1505, MS-6038, POB 2008, Oak Ridge Natl. Lab., Oak Ridge TN 37831 (tel:
615 576 7785; fax: 615 576 9977).
Provides snap shots of selected global research topics being studied by ORNL
staff. The report is organized into five sections: estimating the scope of the
problem; determining the effects; refining research tools and techniques;
finding technical solutions; and assessing international policy.
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Index of Abbreviations