Ocean Circulation and Climate, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123918537
  • ISBN-13: 9780123918536
  • DDC: 551.46
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 904 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The book represents all the knowledge we currently have on ocean circulation. It presents an up-to-date summary of the state of the science relating to the role of the oceans in the physical climate system. The book is structured to guide the reader through the wide range of world ocean circulation experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way. Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book has a comprehensive index and unified reference list. The book is simple to read, at the undergraduate level. It was written by the best scientists in the world who have collaborated to carry out years of experiments to better understand ocean circulation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Cover Graphics.
1: The Ocean's Role in the Climate System.
2: The Ocean as a Component of the Climate System.
3: Paleoclimatic Ocean Circulation and Sea-Level Changes.
4: Ocean Observations.
5: In Situ Ocean Observations: A Brief History, Present Status, and Future Directions.
6: Remote Sensing of the Global Ocean Circulation.
7: Ocean Processes.
8: Exchanges through the Ocean Surface.
9: Thermodynamics of Seawater.
10: Diapycnal Mixing Processes in the Ocean Interior.
11: Lateral Transport in the Ocean Interior.
12: Global Distribution and Formation of Mode Waters.
13: Deepwater Formation.
14: Ocean Circulation and Water Masses.
15: Conceptual Models of the Wind-Driven and Thermohaline Circulation.
16: Ocean Surface Circulation.
17: Western Boundary Currents.
18: Currents and Processes along the Eastern Boundaries.
19: The Tropical Ocean Circulation and Dynamics.
20: The Marine Cryosphere.
21: The Arctic and Subarctic Oceans/Seas.
22: Dynamics of the Southern Ocean Circulation.
23: Interocean and Interbasin Exchanges.
24: Modeling the Ocean Climate System.
25: Ocean Circulation Models and Modeling.
26: Dynamically and Kinematically Consistent Global Ocean Circulation and Ice State Estimates.
27: Methods and Applications of Ocean Synthesis in Climate Research.
28: Coupled Models and Climate Projections.
29: The Ocean's Role in Modeling and Predicting Seasonal-to-Interannual Climate Variations.
30: The Ocean's Role in Modeling and Predicting Decadal Climate Variations.
31: Modeling Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and the Resulting Tracer Distributions.
32: The Changing Ocean.
33: Sea-Level and Ocean Heat-Content Change.
34: Long-Term Salinity Changes and Implications for the Global Water Cycle.
35: Ocean Heat Transport.
36: The Marine Carbon Cycle and Ocean Carbon Inventories.
37: Marine Ecosystems, Biogeochemistry, and Climate.