2008 ASLI Choice Awards

The fourth annual ASLI’s Choice Awards presentation took place in Phoenix, AZ during the AMS 89th Annual Meeting on Wed. Jan. 14, 2009 at 16:30 at the ASLI booth in the Exhibit Hall.

The winners are…

2008 ASLI Choice:
Stratosphere Troposphere Interactions: An Introduction
Prof. K. Mohanakumar

9781402082160 (acid-free pap.)
9781402082177 (e-bk)
ASLI’s Choice for a comprehensive textbook on a unique aspect of atmospheric sciences.

2008 ASLI Choice: History Category
Weather by the Numbers : The Genesis of Modern Meteorology
Kristine C. Harper

MIT Press / Johns Hopkins University Press
9780262083782 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ASLI’s Choice for a comprehensive history of numerical weather prediction

Honorable Mentions:

2008 Honorable Mention:
Facing climate change together
Edited by Catherine Gautier and Jean-Louis Fellous

Cambridge University Press
0521896827 (hbk.)
9780521896825 (hbk.)
Honorable mention for its unique collaboration on a broad review of climate change.

2008 Honorable Mention -History Category
Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History
Erik M. Conway
John Hopkins University Press
9780801889844 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801889847 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Honorable mention for comprehensive history

The committee reviewed many nominated books from 23 publishers. That is a record number for ASLI’s Choice to date. They were…
AMS, Aubenel, Bloomsbury, Continuum Press, COST, CUP, DK, Dutton, Earthscan, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Harvard University Press, Hill and Wang, John Hopkins University Press, MIT, National Geographic, OUP, Sage, Springer, University of Chicago Press, UNEP, University of Kansas, USGS, Viking.