Oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea

Oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea

An Introductory Guide

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Katrin Schroeder, Jacopo Chiggiato
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236925

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Oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea: An Introductory Guide provides a comprehensive but concise introduction to the physical oceanography of one of the most fascinating marginal seas, the Mediterranean Sea. The book is primarily focused on the state-of-the-art understanding of the physical functioning of the Mediterranean Sea, while embracing the fundamentals of associated geological and chemical processes. Written by multiple scientists active over many years in the Mediterranean marine community, the book provides a broad overview on the information needed to get a robust background on the physical oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea for students in oceanography, climate science, marine geology and chemistry or scientists unfamiliar with the region.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive but concise introduction to the physical oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Presents the existing links between climate, ocean, biogeochemical cycles and geological evolution at the Mediterranean scale
  • Presents clear examples of the Mediterranean region, as well as comparisons with other regions globally

Readership

Oceanographers and marine scientists at graduate level and above looking for an introduction to the field or scientists in related fields looking for an introduction to this subject. Climate scientists, general environmental scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Mediterranean Sea evolution and present-day physiography
    3. Mediterranean climate: Past, present and future
    4. The forcings of the Mediterranean Sea and the physical properties of its water masses
    5. Mediterranean Sea Level
    6. Waves in the Mediterranean
    7. Dense and deep water formation processes and Mediterranean overturning circulation
    8. Fronts, eddies, and mesoscale circulation
    9. Recent changes in the Mediterranean Sea
    10. Mediterranean Observing and Forecasting Systems
    11. Mediterranean Sea General Biogeochemistry
    12. Active geological processes in the Mediterranean Sea
    13. The Mediterranean Sea in the Anthropocene

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236925

About the Editors

Katrin Schroeder

Katrin Schroeder is Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR). She holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science (2003 and 2008), University of Venice. Her major research interests are experimental studies in physical and biogeochemical oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea. She represents CNR at the European Marine Board (EMB), is the Italian National Delegate at the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), and is Chair of the Committee “Physics and Climate of the Ocean“ of the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM). In 2019 she was selected as the recipient of the IUGG Early Career Scientist Award, while in 2015 she was presented the Outstanding Young Scientists Award by the EGU. In 2011 she received the MedClivar Young Scientist Award. She has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and participated in several oceanographic cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. She is Associated Editor for Frontiers in Marine Science (Frontiers Media), and acted as Guest Editor for Marine Geology (Elsevier) and Ocean Science (Copernicus Publications).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR-ISMAR), Venice, Italy

Jacopo Chiggiato

Jacopo Chiggiato holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Science (1998), University of Venice, and a Ph.D. in Numerical Modelling for Environmental Protection (2004), University of Bologna. Amongst several experiences after the Ph.D. he was Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre (2009-2011). He is currently Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), member of the Advisory Board of the Institute and member of the Scientific Council of the Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies (CNR-DSSTTA). His research interests are data analysis and numerical modelling in coastal meteorology and oceanography, air-sea interactions, atmosphere-ocean coupled systems, climate variability of regional oceans and R&D in operational oceanography. He has authored and co-authored more than 60 papers in refereed International Journals JCR and participated in several sea trials in the Mediterranean Sea. Awarded with the Scientific Achievement Award 2014 issued by the Science and Technology Organization of the NATO. He is Associate Editor for Journal of Operational Oceanography (Taylor&Francis), Frontiers in Marine Science (Frontiers Media), and acted as Guest Editor for Marine Geology (Elsevier) and Ocean Science (Copernicus Publications).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist; Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR-ISMAR), Venice, Italy

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