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Ocean Processes in Climate Dynamics : Global and Mediterranean Examples - Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli

Ocean Processes in Climate Dynamics

Global and Mediterranean Examples

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1993
ISBN: 9780792326243
Number Of Pages: 437

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One of the most crucial but still very poorly understood topics of oceanographic science is the role of ocean processes in contributing to the dynamics of climate and global change. This book presents a series of high level lectures on the major categories of ocean/atmosphere processes. Three of these major issues are the focus of the lectures: (1) air--sea interaction processes; (2) water mass formation, dispersion and mixing; (3) general circulation, with specific emphasis on the thermohaline component. Global examples in the world ocean are provided and discussed in the lectures. In parallel, the Mediterranean Sea is a laboratory basin in providing analogues of the above global processes relevant to climate dynamics. They include the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation with its own conveyor belt'; intermediate and deep water mass formation and transformations, dispersion and mixing. No other book in the field provides a review of fundamental lectures on these processes, coupled with global examples and their Mediterranean analogues.

Preface
List of participants
Air-Sea Exchanges and Meridional Fluxes
Lagrangian and Eulerian Measurements of Ocean Transport Processes
Dispersion and Mixing in the Ocean
Ocean Models in Climate Problems
Sensitivity Studies on the Role of the Ocean in Climate Change
Modeling the Wind and Thermohaline Circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean
Studying Thermohaline Circulation in the Ocean by Means of Transient Tracer Data
Laboratory and Numerical Experiments in Oceanic Convection
Open Ocean Deep Convection, Mediterranean and Greenland Seas
The Mediterranean Sea as a Climate Test Basin
The Mediterranean Sea, a Test Area for Marine and Climatic Interactions
The Physical and Dynamical Oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea
Modeling the General Circulation of the Mediterranean
Data Assimilation: Fundamentals, Global and Mediterranean Examples
Deep-Water in the Western Mediterranean Sea, Yearly Climatic Signature and Enigmatic Spreading
A Tracer Study of the Thermohaline Circulation of the Eastern Mediterranean
Dynamical Studies of the Eastern Mediterranean Circulation
Models and Data: A Synergetic Approach in the Western Mediterranean Sea
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792326243
ISBN-10: 0792326245
Series: NATO Science Series C
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 437
Published: 30th November 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82