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Ocean Forecasting: Conceptual Basis and Applications

Edited By: Nadia Pinardi

470 pages, 154 figs, 7 tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #129373 | ISBN: 3540679642
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NHBS Price: £178.00 $226/€209 approx

About this book

The book gives a first consistent overview of methods and applications of ocean forecasting around the world. This sector of marine science and technology is developing rapidly due to the increasing need for reliable, multidisciplinary information about the marine system, allowing the sustainable usage of coastal resources and the mitigation of global change effects. Several chapters are devoted to the conceptual and theoretical bases of ocean forecasting, ranging from the design of observational and modelling systems, data assimilation techniques and numerical ecosystem modelling. The book also includes examples of modelling/forecasting systems currently in use or being set-up in the ocean for different space and time scales. The book is useful for advanced graduate students as well as scientists in related disciplines, as it enables them to understand the present level of knowledge and performance of existing forecasting systems.

From the reviews: "This book gives a first consistent overview of methods and applications of ocean forecasting around the world. ! Several chapters are devoted to the conceptual and theoretical bases of ocean forecasting. The book also includes examples of modelling/forecasting systems currently in use or being set-up in the ocean." (Coastal Guide News, Issue 25, December, 2002)


Contents

Strategic Planning for Operational Oceanography.- Satellite Oceanography for Ocean Forecasting.- A Marine Information System for Ocean Predictions.- A Generalization of a Sigma Coordinate Ocean Model and an Intercomparison of Model Vertical Grids.- Atmospheric Data Assimilation and Quality Control.- Sequential Data Assimilation for Nonlinear Dynamics.- Assimilation of Satellite Altimetry in Ocean Models.- Ensembles, Forecasts and Predictability.- On North Atlantic Intedecadal Variability.- Strategy for Regional Seasonal Forecasts.- Rapid Assessment of the Coastal Ocean Environment.- Forecasting of Sea Level, Currents and Sea Ice in the Baltic Sea.- Predictions in the North Sea.- Forecasting Wind-Driven Ocean Waves.- A Multivariate Reduced-Order Optimal Interpolation Method.- ENSO Predictions with Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Models.- Marine Environmental Predictions in the Mediterranean Sea Coastal Areas.- Primitive Equation Modeling of Plankton Ecosystems.

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