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The Sea, Volume 10: The Global Coastal Ocean - Processes and Methods

Series: The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas Volume: 10

Edited By: Kenneth H Brink and Allan R Robinson

628 pages, 17 color illustrations, 4 halftones, 178 line illustrations, 33 tables

Harvard University Press

Hardback | Jun 2005 | #71759 | ISBN: 0674017404
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Available as a print on demand edition. This volume deals with many of those aspects of oceanography that most impact human activity: biological productivity and fisheries, currents and shipping, tidal behaviour, sediments and silting, waves and air/sea interactions.


Preface Contributors Part 1: Physical and Dynamical Processes 1. Wind-Driven Currents Over the Continental Shelf by Kenneth H. Brink 2. Buoyancy Effects in Coastal and Shelf Seas by A. Edward Hill 3. Topographic Effects, Straits and the Bottom Boundary Layer ByJohn H. Trowbridge, David C. Chapman and Julio Candela 4. Air--Sea Interaction in the Coastal Zone by Gerald L. Geernaert and S/Oren B. Larsen 5. Tidal Processes in Shelf Seas by John H. Simpson 6. Deep-Sea Forcing and Exchange Processes by Kenneth H. Brink Part 2: Global and Interdisciplinary Processes 7. Sea--Ice Processes and Water Mass Modification and Transport over Arctic Shelves by Glen Gawarkiewicz, Thomas Weingartner and David C. Chapman 8. Sea Level Change by Robert W Stewart, B. D. Born Hold, H. Dragert and Richard E. Thomson 9. Evaluation and Comparison of the Global Carbon Cycle in the Coastal Zone and in the Open Ocean by Roland Wollast 10. Sediment Transport and Terrigenous Fluxes by Ying Wang, Mei--E Ren and James Syvitski 11. Recruitment and the Population Dynamics Process by Brian J. Rothschild and Michael J. Fogarly Part 3: Models and Data 12. Remote Sensing by Jacques C. J. Nihoul, P. Ted Strub and Paul B. Laviolette 13. Hydrographic Observations in the Coastal Ocean by Kenneth H. Brink 14. Current and Water Property Measurements in the Coastal Ocean by Tommy Dickey, Albert J. Plueddemann and Robert A. Weller 15. Boundary Flux Measurements in the Coastal Ocean by Wendell S. Brown 16. Empirical Modal Decomposition in Coastal Oceanography by Hans Von Starch and Claude Frankignoul 17. Numerical Models of the Coastal Ocean by Dale B. Haidvogel and Aike Beckmann 18. Coupled Physical, Chemical and Biological Models by Jacques C. J. Nihoul and Salim Djenidi 19. Overview of Interdisciplinary Modeling For Marine Ecosystems by Eileen E. Hofmann and Cathy Al. Lascara 20. Data Assimilation by Allan R. Robinson, Pierre F J. Lermusiaux and N. Quincy Sloan III Index

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Kenneth Brink is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He is a world leader in coastal and shelf dynamics and the coupling between shelf and deep ocean circulation. He is past president of The Oceanography Society. Allan R. Robinson is Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Recognized as a pioneer and leading expert in modern interdisciplinary ocean dynamics and ocean prediction, he has contributed significantly to the techniques for the assimilation of multiscale data into ocean forecasting models and chairs the IOC/UNESCO COASTS program.

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