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The Physical Oceanography of the Arctic Mediterranean Sea - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169308

The Physical Oceanography of the Arctic Mediterranean Sea

1st Edition

Exploration, Observations, Interpretations

Author: Bert Rudels
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169308
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 500
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The Physical Oceanography of the Arctic Mediterranean Sea: Exploration, Observations, Interpretations describes circulation and processes in the Arctic Mediterranean Sea (AMS), how our present knowledge has come about, likely changes in the AMS, and its role in a future, possibly warmer global climate. Authored by a world-renowned leader in the field, this book explores these questions with a look to the future for this globally important sea. It is a must-read for researchers and students in the fields of oceanography and climate science.

Key Features

  • Relates observed features to active processes and provides sufficient background information to understand theoretical explanations
  • Presents the Arctic Mediterranean Sea in the context of global ocean circulation and climate
  • Provides a modern, comprehensive and coherent treatment of Arctic (and subarctic) physical oceanography


Polar oceanographers, climate scientists, and atmospheric scientists; Undergraduate and PhD students, researchers, professors and other university teachers of climate and sea ice

Table of Contents

  1. Background
    2. Observing the Arctic Mediterranean Sea (AMS)
    3. Processes
    4. Circulation and (trans)formation of water masses
    5. Exchanges of mass, heat and freshwater
    6. Theoretical descriptions of enclosed basins
    7. Variability
    8. Change
    9. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
    10. The present, the past and the future


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About the Author

Bert Rudels

Bert Rudels

Bert Rudels received his PhD in oceanography at Gothenburg University, Sweden and has worked at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Oslo, Norway and at the Oceanographic Institution at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He began working at the Finnish Marine Institute in Helsinki, Finland in 1997, and in 2008 became professor of geophysics at the University of Helsinki. He currently works at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He received the Nansen Medal of the European Geophysical Union in 2011. Dr. Rudels is currently research professor (emeritus) at the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland

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