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1 February 2006

NSIDC Scientists Win Award for Textbook

Mark Serreze and Roger Barry received the award for Best Book of 2005 from the Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI)for their book The Arctic Climate System. ASLI presented the award at the February 1 American Meteorological Society meeting.

Some of the award's criteria are uniqueness, usefulness, quality, authoritativeness, and illustrations/diagrams.

More information about the award may be found on the second page of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society at

The Arctic Climate System provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of Arctic exploration, research, physical characteristics, and climatic features. The text details: atmospheric heat budget and circulation; surface energy budget; hydrologic cycle; interactions among the ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice cover; Arctic paleoclimates; and recent climate variability and climate projections.

Published by Cambridge University Press, the title is in the Atmospheric and Space Science Series. Details about the book may be found at