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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society;
  • Author : James Glaisher,Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN Code: 9781010618416

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Category:
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 9781341355257

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Author : James Glaisher,Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN Code: 9781010897781

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
  • Author : James Glaisher,Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN Code: 9781378472460

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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society
  • Author : James Glaisher,Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 716
  • ISBN Code: 9781011570188

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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society;
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit,James Glaisher
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-24
  • Category:
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9781010992004

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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society; Volume 13
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit,James Glaisher
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Category:
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 9781012621568

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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society; Volume 15
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit,James Glaisher
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Category:
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781012512637

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Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society;
  • Author : James Glaisher,Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-22
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 9781010654438

Summary: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Quarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society;
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit,James Glaisher
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-03
  • Category:
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN Code: 9781012045098

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Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 23 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-07
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN Code: 9780332839288

Summary: Excerpt from Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 23 Report on the International Meteorological Conference, held at Paris, September 17 By william ellis, f.r.s. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.





Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1908, Vol. 34
  • Author : Great Britain Meteorological Society
  • Publisher : Forgotten Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 692
  • ISBN Code: 9781396606069

Summary: Excerpt from Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1908, Vol. 34: Edited by a Committee of the Council Balloons carrying recording instruments were sent up each morning at 11 am. Between July 22 and 28. The balloons were Observed from three trigonometrical stations under the charge of Messrs. W. C. Jenkins, W. Wilson, and W. A. Harwood respectively. A general summary of these observations will be found in Table II. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Future of Nature
  • Author : Libby Robin,Sverker Sorlin,Paul Warde
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN Code: 0300184611

Summary: DIVAn innovative anthology that offers a global perspective on how people think about predicting the future of life on Earth/div


Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society;
  • Author : Royal Meteorological Society (Great Brit
  • Publisher : Palala Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-17
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN Code: 9781377872056

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Principles of Environmental Physics
  • Author : John Monteith,Mike Unsworth
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-26
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN Code: 0123869935

Summary: Principles of Environmental Physics: Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere, 4e, provides a basis for understanding the complex physical interactions of plants and animals with their natural environment. It is the essential reference to provide environmental and ecological scientists and researchers with the physical principles, analytic tools, and data analysis methods they need to solve problems. This book describes the principles by which radiative energy reaches the earth’s surface and reviews the latest knowledge concerning the surface radiation budget. The processes of radiation, convection, conduction, evaporation, and carbon dioxide exchange are analyzed. Many applications of environmental physics principles are reviewed, including the roles of surface albedo and atmospheric aerosols in modifying microclimate and climate, remote sensing of vegetation properties, wind forces on trees and crops, dispersion of pathogens and aerosols, controls of evaporation from vegetation and soil (including implications of changing weather and climate), and interpretation of micrometeorological measurements of carbon dioxide and other trace gas fluxes. Presents a unique synthesis of micrometeorology and ecology in its widest sense Deals quantitatively with the impact of weather on living systems but also with the interactions between organisms and the atmosphere that are a central feature of life on earth Offers numerous worked examples and problems with solutions Provides many examples of laboratory and field measurements and their interpretation Includes an up-to-date bibliography and review of recent micrometeorological applications in forestry, ecology, hydrology, and agriculture


Fluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphere
  • Author : Brian J. Hoskins,Ian N. James
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2014-11-10
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 9780470795194

Summary: This book gives a coherent development of the current understanding of the fluid dynamics of the middle latitude atmosphere. It is primarily aimed at post-graduate and advanced undergraduate level students and does not assume any previous knowledge of fluid mechanics, meteorology or atmospheric science. The book will be an invaluable resource for any quantitative atmospheric scientist who wishes to increase their understanding of the subject. The importance of the rotation of the Earth and the stable stratification of its atmosphere, with their implications for the balance of larger-scale flows, is highlighted throughout. Clearly structured throughout, the first of three themes deals with the development of the basic equations for an atmosphere on a rotating, spherical planet and discusses scale analyses of these equations. The second theme explores the importance of rotation and introduces vorticity and potential vorticity, as well as turbulence. In the third theme, the concepts developed in the first two themes are used to give an understanding of balanced motion in real atmospheric phenomena. It starts with quasi-geostrophic theory and moves on to linear and nonlinear theories for mid-latitude weather systems and their fronts. The potential vorticity perspective on weather systems is highlighted with a discussion of the Rossby wave propagation and potential vorticity mixing covered in the final chapter.



Windows on Meteorology
  • Author : EK Webb
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN Code: 064310304X

Summary: Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective answers a host of questions about Australia's weather and climate, and explains the underlying causes of floods, droughts and cyclones. Vivid accounts of dust storms and the mysteries of the 'morning glory' cloud lines are revealed.The book highlights the perception in Aboriginal culture of the connection between seasons and natural cycles, through aspects of Aboriginal mythology and language, and contains a unique Aboriginal seasonal calendar. The influence of climate on Australia's wildlife is illustrated with fascinating accounts of the evolution of burrowing frogs, shrimps and desert kangaroos. A history of Australian meteorology from early European settlement onwards, covers subjects such as a nineteenth century view of the links between climate and health, the development of instruments, cloud physics research and the Southern Oscillation connection. The final chapters bring the reader up to date with the most recent technical developments in research and applications such as satellite remote sensing, radar and fast response instruments.



Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 3, Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth
  • Author : Joseph Needham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 877
  • ISBN Code: 9780521058018

Summary: After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.


Electric Power Systems
  • Author : João P. S. Catalão
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN Code: 1439893942

Summary: Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling helps readers develop their skills in modeling, simulating, and optimizing electric power systems. Carefully balancing theory and practice, it presents novel, cutting-edge developments in forecasting and scheduling. The focus is on understanding and solving pivotal problems in the management of electric power generation systems. Methods for Coping with Uncertainty and Risk in Electric Power Generation Outlining real-world problems, the book begins with an overview of electric power generation systems. Since the ability to cope with uncertainty and risk is crucial for power generating companies, the second part of the book examines the latest methods and models for self-scheduling, load forecasting, short-term electricity price forecasting, and wind power forecasting. Toward Optimal Coordination between Hydro, Thermal, and Wind Power Using case studies, the third part of the book investigates how to achieve the most favorable use of available energy sources. Chapters in this section discuss price-based scheduling for generating companies, optimal scheduling of a hydro producer, hydro-thermal coordination, unit commitment with wind generators, and optimal optimization of multigeneration systems. Written in a pedagogical style that will appeal to graduate students, the book also expands on research results that are useful for engineers and researchers. It presents the latest techniques in increasingly important areas of power system operations and planning.


Furious Winds and Parched Islands
  • Author : AnaMaria d’Aubert; Patrick D. Nunn
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN Code: 1469170094

Summary: The modern understanding of climate extremes in the vast Pacific Ocean has been hampered by an incomplete picture of the incidence of such extremes in the past. For the first time in this book is given a largely complete account of extreme events – tropical cyclones (hurricanes) and droughts – culled from a myriad of sources, ranging from whalers’ logs to missionary diaries, as far back in time as written records extend. This book is an essential reference for anyone interested in the nature and recurrence times of climate extremes in the Pacific Ocean. It also provides fascinating insights into the historical impacts of extreme events on often highly vulnerable island populations and livelihoods and, in doing so, underscores their continuing vulnerability as they confront 21st-century climate change.


The Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Author : Neil C. Wells
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-12-08
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1119979846

Summary: The Atmosphere and Ocean is a fully revised and updated student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now in its Third Edition, the book continues to provide students with an accessible description of the atmosphere and ocean with emphasis on their physical properties and inter-dependence. Clearly structured throughout, the book demonstrates that the atmosphere and ocean are both subject to the influence of the earth's rotation and therefore they have a common dynamical basis. The author clearly demonstrates the fundamental differences between the two environments and provides the reader with a much better understanding of the atmosphere and the ocean and an appreciation of their closest interactive relationship. There have been many developments in the field over the past ten years and this latest edition of a highly successful textbook brings together new material on the ocean-atmosphere system and climate, the observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and radiation in the atmosphere and ocean. Fully revised and updated 3rd Edition of student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now includes new chapters on observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, energy flows in the ocean atmosphere system, modeling the ocean and atmosphere, the ocean atmosphere system and climate. Well structured and written in an authoritative yet accessible style suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses in meteorology, oceanography and related Earth Sciences or as an introduction for graduate students. Emphasis placed on physical properties and inter-dependence of the ocean and climate. Part of the RMetS (Royal Meteorological Society) book series, Advancing Weather and Climate Science


Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900
  • Author : Mary R.S. Creese
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN Code: 0585276846

Summary: A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged.



Arid Land Geom: Geom Crit Conc
  • Author : David Evans
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 1136801502

Summary: This volume, also available as part of the collection "Geomorphology: Critical Concepts in Geography" constitutes an instant archive of esential benchmark papers and makes available in one place key published material on its area..


Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere
  • Author : Maarten H. P. Ambaum
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780470710371

Summary: Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads on to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. The book starts by covering the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science. The later chapters describe major applications, specific to more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation, and radiative processes. The book concludes with a discussion of non-equilibrium thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. This book provides a thorough introduction and invaluable grounding for specialised literature on the subject. Introduces a wide range of areas associated with atmospheric physics Starts from basic level thermal physics Ideally suited for readers with a general physics background Self-assessment questions included for each chapter Supplementary website to accompany the book


Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application I
  • Author : C. De Wispelaere
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN Code: 146133344X

Summary: This is the first in a new series of publications arlslng out of the work of the Committee on Challenges of Modern Society of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The CCMS was established in 1969 with a mandate to examine practical ways of improving the exchange of experience among mem ber nations of the Alliance in the task of creating a better envir onment for their societies. It was charged with considering "spe cific problems of the human environment with the deliberate objec tive of stimulating action by member governments". It may come as a surprise to some that NATO - generally thought of as being an organization devoted solely to matters of defence - should concern itself with the environment at all. But this is to overlook Article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949, which expressly provides that member count ries should contribute towards the furt her development of peaceful and friendly internat ional relations by promoting conditions of stability and well being. This concern is reflected in many non-military areas, in addition to the environmental one. I wish the present volume, which has been edited by the Bel gian Prime Minister's Office for Science Policy Programming, every success.


Inland Flood Hazards
  • Author : Ellen E. Wohl
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-07-03
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN Code: 9780521624190

Summary: A comprehensive, interdisciplinary review of issues related to inland flood hazards, this important work addresses physical controls on flooding, flood processes and effects, and responses to flooding, from the perspectives of human, aquatic, and riparian communities. The contributors, recognized experts in their fields, draw on examples and case studies of inland flood hazards from around the world. The volume is unique in that it addresses how the nonoccurrence of floods, in association with flow regulation and other human manipulation of river systems, may create hazards for aquatic and riparian communities. This book will be a valuable resource for all professionals concerned with inland flood hazards.


Environmental Modelling
  • Author : John Wainwright,Mark Mulligan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1118351487

Summary: Simulation models are an established method used to investigate processes and solve practical problems in a wide variety of disciplines. Central to the concept of this second edition is the idea that environmental systems are complex, open systems. The authors present the diversity of approaches to dealing with environmental complexity and then encourage readers to make comparisons between these approaches and between different disciplines. Environmental Modelling: Finding Simplicity in Complexity 2nd edition is divided into four main sections: An overview of methods and approaches to modelling. State of the art for modelling environmental processes Tools used and models for management Current and future developments. The second edition evolves from the first by providing additional emphasis and material for those students wishing to specialize in environmental modelling. This edition: Focuses on simplifying complex environmental systems. Reviews current software, tools and techniques for modelling. Gives practical examples from a wide variety of disciplines, e.g. climatology, ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and engineering. Has an associated website containing colour images, links to WWW resources and chapter support pages, including data sets relating to case studies, exercises and model animations. This book is suitable for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in environmental modelling, environmental science, civil engineering and biology who will already be familiar with the subject and are moving on to specialize in the field. It is also designed to appeal to professionals interested in the environmental sciences, including environmental consultants, government employees, civil engineers, geographers, ecologists, meteorologists, and geochemists.


Assessment of the Benefits of Extending the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Future of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-22
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN Code: 9780309180597

Summary: Launched jointly in 1997 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a satellite mission that placed a unique suite of instruments, including the first precipitation radar, in space. These instruments are used to monitor and predict tropical cyclone tracks and intensity, estimate rainfall, and monitor climate variability (precipitation and sea surface temperature). TRMM has been collecting data for seven years; this data is used by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, the National Center for Environmental Prediction, and the National Hurricane Center, among others worldwide. In July 2004, NASA announced that it would terminate TRMM in August 2004. At the request of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the White House, and the science community, NASA agreed to continue TRMM operations through the end of 2004. Meanwhile, NASA asked a National Research Council (NRC) committee to provide advice on the benefits of keeping TRMM in operation beyond 2004. After holding a workshop with a number of experts in the field, the committee found that TRMM will contribute significantly to operations and science if the mission is extended; and therefore, strongly recommends continued operation of TRMM with the caveat that cost and risk will need to be further examined before a final decision about the future of TRMM can be made.



Good Style
  • Author : John Kirkman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 1134283954

Summary: Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.


Climate Data and Resources
  • Author : Edward Linacre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1134933908

Summary: Climate may be defined as the synthesis of long-term atmospheric conditions characteristic of a particular place. Consequently, the study of climate relies on sustained records of daily values. However, both location and equipment are variables and precise measurements may not be possible. There are occasions when an estimate rather than a measurement is necessary, as when gauging the unrecorded past or future. The value of applied climatology - the study of the impact of climate - lies in the analysis of measurements and estimates within the context of change. Climate Data and Resources provides a review of the theory and practice underlying current climactic research. The author describes the nature of atmospheric resources - solar radiation, wind and precipitation - and describes the specification, obtaining and treatment of climate data. Fully referenced and illustrated, Climate Data and Resources should prove a valuable resource to all those interested in the collection and analysis of climatic data.


Limits of Life
  • Author : Cyril Ponnamperuma,L. Margulis
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 9400990855

Summary: This volume is the fourth in the series of the Proceedings of the College Park Colloquia on Chemical Evolution. These Colloquia, and the resulting Proceedings, are presented in the interest of fostering the impact of the interdisciplinary nature of chemical evolu tion on contemporary scientific thought. vii EDITORS'INTRODUCTION The Fourth College Park Colloquium on Chemical Evolution was held on October 18 - 20, 1978 at the University of Maryland. The meeting, supported by the National Aero nautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation, centered on the variable environments, both past and present, in which living organisms have survived, grown, and evolved - the limits of life. Previous colloquia had emphasized the Giant Planets (1974) 1, Early Life during the Precambrian (1975)2 and Comparative Planetology (1976)3. The College Park Colloquia have been noted for the broad interdisciplinary nature of the training and interests of the participants. The fourth meeting was no ex ception with the participation of approximately 85 researchers, representing many academic fields. As with previous meetings, the interdisciplinary approach to the question of the limits of life encouraged the exchange of knowledge and information. A major scientific aspiration is to understand why living systems are restricted to certain environments.