2006 ASLI Choice Award

The second annual ASLI’s Choice Awards presentation took place at San Antonio, Texas during the AMS Meeting on Wednesday. Jan. 17, 2007 in the book signing area. It also coincided with the 10th anniversary of ASLI.
There were many good contenders for ASLI’s Choice so the selection committee had some hard decisions to make. This year, a new category was added to the awards: History of Meteorology category.

The winners are…

2006 ASLI Choice (Scientific and Technical Category)
Atmospheric chemistry and physics: from air pollution to climate change
John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis. Wiley. 2nd ed.
ASLI Choice for thorough treatment and significant update to a timely topic.

2006 ASLI Choice (Historical Category)
Callendar Effect: the life and times of Guy Stewart Callendar, the scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate change
James Rodger Fleming. American Meteorological Society.
ASLI Choice for a comprehensive biography of a climate change scientist.

Honorable Mentions:

Atmospheric Halos and the Search for Angle X
Walter Tape and Jarmo Moilanen. American Geophysical Union
Honorable Mention for nicely illustrated update to a niche topic.

An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. Al Gore. Rodale Press
Honorable Mention for public awareness and imagery.

Railroads and Weather : from fogs to floods and heat to hurricanes, the impacts of weather and climate on American railroading
Stanley A. Changnon. American Meteorological Society
Honorable Mention for unique topic in American meteorological history.