Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics

An Introductory Text

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Authors: John Marshall, R. Alan Plumb
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080954561

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For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography.

Key Features

* Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and
beginning graduate students
* Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and
laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web
* Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative
laboratory experiments
* Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the
material.

Readership

Undergraduate or master-course students in meteorology, oceanography and climatology are the main target.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Characteristics of the atmosphere. 2. The global energy balance. 3. The vertical structure of the atmosphere. 4. Convection. 5. The Meridional structure of the atmosphere. 6. The equations of fluid motion. 7. Balanced flow. 8. The general circulation of the atmosphere. 9. The ocena and its circulation. 10. The wind-driven circulation. 11. The thermohaline circulation of the ocean. 12. Climate and climate variability. 13. Appendices.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080954561

About the Authors

John Marshall

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

R. Alan Plumb

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.

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