Ocean Circulation and Climate, Volume 103

2nd Edition

A 21st Century Perspective

Print ISBN: 9780123918512
eBook ISBN: 9780123918536
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2013
Page Count: 904
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Ocean circulation is a key determinant of climate and climate change; therefore the topic is extremely hot. As a moderator and initiator of climatic variability and change and as an economic resource, the global ocean is vital to life on earth. Quantifying the ocean's role in climate has become a matter of urgency as society attempts to gauge how growing greenhouse gas concentrations will affect climate. 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 throught the wide range of World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way. Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book contains a comprehensive index and unified reference list.

Key Features

  • Presents in situ and remote observations with worldwide coverage
  • Provides theoretical understanding of processes within the ocean and at its boundaries to other Earth System components
  • Allows for simulating ocean and climate processes in the past, present and future using a hierarchy of physical-biogeochemical models


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