Ocean Circulation and Climate
Observing and Modelling the Global OceanEdited by
- Gerold Siedler, Institut fur Meereskunde, Universitat Kiel, Kiel, Germany, and Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas, Telde, Spain
- John Church, Antarctic CRC and CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Australia
- John Gould, Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton, U.K.
- Stephen Griffies
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.
Graduate students, practitioners, researchers in oceanographic fields, atmospheric and meteorological studies.
Published: March 2001
Imprint: Academic Press
"Oceanographers, meteorologists, and climate scientists will find this book to be of particular value."
--NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST, 2005
- The Ocean and Climate:Climate and OceansOcean Processes and Climate PhenomenaThe Origins, Development, and Conduct of WOCEObservations and Models:Global Problems and Global ObservationsHigh-Resolution Modeling of the Thermohaline and Wind-Driven CirculationCoupled Ocean-Atmosphere ModelsNew Ways of Observing the Ocean:Shipboard Observations during WOCESubsurface Lagrangian Observations During the 1990sOcean Circulation and Variability from Satellite AltimetryAir-Sea Fluxes from Satellite DataDeveloping the WOCE Global Data SystemThe Global Flow Field:The World Ocean Surface CirculationThe Interior Circulation of the OceanThe Tropical Ocean CirculationTropical-Extratropical Oceanic Exchange PathwaysQuantification of the Deep CirculationThe Antarctic Circumpolar Current SystemInterocean ExchangeFormation and Transport of Water Masses:Ocean Surface Water Mass TransformationMixing and Stirring in the Ocean InteriorSubductionMode WatersDeep ConvectionThe Dense Northern OverflowsMediterranean Water and Global CirculationTransformation and Age of Water MassesLarge-Scale Ocean Transports:Ocean Heat TransportOcean Transport of Fresh WaterStorage and Transport of Excess CO2 in the Oceans, The JGOFS/WOCE Global CO2 SurveyInsights for the FutureTowards a WOCE SynthesisNumerical Ocean Circulation Modeling, Present Status and Future DirectionsThe World During WOCEOcean and Climate Prediction -- the WOCE LegacyReferencesAcronyms, abbreviations, and termsIndex