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Ocean Processes in Climate Dynamics: Global and Mediterranean Examples


Series: NATO ASI Series C: Mathematics and Physical Sciences Volume: 419

Edited By: P Malanotte-Rizzoli and AR Robinson

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #33314 | ISBN: 0792326245
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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: air-sea interaction processes; water mass formation, dispersion and mixing; and, 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.


Air-Sea Exchanges and Meridional Fluxes;H. Charnock; Lagrangian and Eulerian Measurements of Ocean Transport Processes; E. Davis; Dispersion and Mixing in the Ocean;C. Garrett; Ocean Models in Climate Problems;J. Marotzke; Sensitivity Studies on the Role of the Ocean in Climate Change;W.R. Holland, F.O. Bryan; Modelling the Wind and Thermohaline Circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean;W.R. Holland, F.O. Bryan; Studying Thermohaline Circulation in the Ocean by Means of Transient Tracer Data;W. Roether; Laboratory and Numerical Experiments in Ocean Convection;J;Marshall, J.A. Whitehead, T. Yates; Open Ocean Deep Convection, Mediterranean and Greenland Seas;F. Schott, M. Visbeck, U. Send; The Mediterranean Sea as a Climate Test Basin;C. Garrett; The Mediterranean Sea, a Test Area for Marine and Climatic Interactions;J.P. Bethoux, B. Gentili; The Physical and Dynamical Oceanography of the Mediterranean Sea;A.R. Robinson, M. Golnaraghi; Modelling the General Circulation of the Mediterranean;P. Malanotte-Rizzoli; Data Assimilation: Fundamentals, Global and Mediterranean Examples;P. Malanotte-Rizzoli; Deep-Water in the Western Mediterranean Sea, Yearly Climatic Signature and Enigmatic Spreading;J.P. Bethoux, D. Taillez; A Tracer Study of the Thermohaline Circulation of the Eastern Mediterranean;W. Rother, V.M. Roussenov, R. Well; Dynamical Studies of the Eastern Mediterranean Circulation;M. Golnaraghi, A.R. Robinson; Models and Data: a Synergetic Approach in the Western Mediterranean Sea;C. Millot.

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