2009 ASLI Choice Awards

The fifth annual ASLI’s Choice Awards presentation took place in Atlanta, GA, during the AMS 90th Annual Meeting on Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 at 16:45 at the ASLI booth in the Exhibit Hall.

ASLI’s Choice Committee had the difficult task of reviewing the 2009 nominations to select winners based on ASLI’s Choice nine criteria. The various nominated titles this year represented offerings from 31 publishers – a record for ASLI’s Choice. The nominated titles for ASLI’s Choice 2009 resulted in the selection committee adding a new category: Popular.

The winners are…

2009 ASLI Choice:
Clouds in the perturbed climate system: their relationship to energy balance, atmospheric dynamics, and precipitation
Edited by Jost Heintzenberg and Robert J. Charlson
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press
ISBN: 9780262012874; 0262012871
ASLI’s Choice for quality, authoritativeness, and comprehensive coverage of new and important aspects of cloud research.

2009 ASLI Choice: Popular Category
Planet ice: a climate for change
Photography by James Martin, essays by Yvon Chouinard .. et al
Braided River
ISBN: 9781594850851; 1594850852
ASLI’s Choice for the beautiful photography accompanied by thoughtful text on a topical subject.

Honorable Mentions:

2009 Honorable Mentions:
Hydroclimatology : perspectives and applications
Marlyn L. Shelton
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521848886; 0521848881
Honorable mention for a well-considered, well-referenced text on an important topic.

Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation : a Scientific review
Edited by Zev Levin and William R. Cotton
Springer
ISBN: 9781402086908; 1402086903
Honorable mention for an authoritative, well-organized, forum-based approach to the evaluation of a problem.

Climate change and biodiversity : implications for monitoring science and adaptive planning
D.C. MacIver, M.B. Karsh and N. Comer
Adaptation and Impacts Research Division, Environment Canada
ISBN: 9781100121529; 1100121528
Honorable mention for good, clear, authoritative statistical compilations, graphics and charts on an important subject.

2009 Honorable Mention – Popular Category
AMS Weather Book: The ultimate guide to America’s weather
Jack Williams
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226898988; 0226898989
Honorable mention for its accessible and informative approach to all aspects of weather, and the richness of its illustrations.

See pictures and news of Jack Williams’ award and book signing on the AMS Blog , Jack Williams’ website, and Darlene Shields’ website.