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The Sea, Volume 14 Part A: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses

Series: The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas Volume: 14A

Edited By: Allan R Robinson and Kenneth H Brink

815 pages, 150 b/w illus, 50 halftones, 8pp of colour

Harvard University Press

Hardback | Sep 2006 | #100737 | ISBN: 0674015274
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A continuing, comprehensive and timely survey of the state of knowledge of ocean science, this distinguished series provides an overview of research frontiers as ocean science progresses. Areas covered include physical, biological, and chemical oceanography, marine geology, and geophysics and the interactions of the oceans with the atmosphere, the solid earth, and ice. Because ocean science is evolving so rapidly, straining the boundaries of traditional sub-disciplines, interdisciplinary topics have a special place in this series - including those topics related to the application of ocean science, for example, to ocean technology, marine operations, and the resources of the sea. As a treatise on advances and new developments, each topical volume starts with fundamentals and covers recent progress, so as to provide a balanced account of how oceanography is evolving.

In the manifold, multidisciplinary efforts of science to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of the series 'The Sea' focus on two of the most important components in the interdisciplinary field of ocean science today - the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical-biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics.

Comprehensive, definitive studies, these volumes chart the real progress being made by ocean scientists in achieving lasting scientific understanding; specifically, they address issues surrounding significant applications - for coastal regions and in general - such as: the development of monitoring and prediction systems; functionality and stability of ecosystems; eutrophication; harmful algae blooms; habitat modification; and regime shift.

Intended as companion volumes to Volumes 10 and 11 on physical coastal oceanography, these studies of the global coastal ocean continue the series' overall effort to encourage and facilitate coastal and shelf ocean sciences and technology on a global basis.


Contents

Volume 14A: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses, Pan-regional syntheses and the Coasts of North and South America and Asia Foreword Preface Contributors External Reviewers Part 1. Panregional Interdisciplinary Overviews 1. Western Ocean Boundaries Steven E. Lohrenz and Belmiro M. Castro 2. Eastern Ocean Boundaries Pan Regional David L. Mackas, P. Ted Strub, Andrew C. Thomas and Vivian Montecino 3. Polar Ocean Coastal Boundaries Overview R. Grant Ingram, Edward C. Carmack, Fiona A. McLaughlin and Stephen Nicol 4. Semi-Enclosed Seas, Islands and Australia Overview Temel Oguz and SU Jilan Part 2. Regional Interdisciplinary Oceanography 5. Oceanography of the Northwest Atlantic Continental Shelf David W. Townsend, Andrew C. Thomas, Lawrence M. Mayer, Maura A. Thomas and John A. Quinlan 6. Regional Oceanography: Southeastern United States and Gulf of Mexico Steven E. Lohrenz and Peter G. Verity 7. Structure and Function in the Ecosystems of the IntraAmericas Sea(Ias) Elva Escobar Briones 8. Multidisciplinary Oceanographic Processes On the Western Atlantic Continental Shelf Between 4N and 34S Belmiro M. Castro, Frederico P. Brandini, Ana Maria S. Pires-Vanin and Luiz B. Miranda 9. Coastal Oceanography of the Western South Atlantic Continental Shelf (33 to 55S) Gerardo M. E. Perillo, M. Cintia Piccolo and Jorge Marcovecchio 10. Bio-Physical Interactions Off Western South America Vivian Montecino, P. Ted Strub, Francisco Chavez, Andrew Thomas, Juan Tarazona, and Tim Baumgartner 11. Coastal Biogeochemical and Ecological Processes from the Eastern Tropical North Pacific to the Gulf of California Juan Carlos Herguera 12. Interdisciplinary Oceanography of the Western North American Continental Margin: Vancouver Island to the Tip of Baja California David L. Mackas 13. Bibliography On the Northeastern Pacific Continental Shelves Thomas C. Royer 14. Eastern Asia, Kamchatka to Oyashio Region Michio J. Kishi, Hiroshi Kawamura, Vradim V. Navrotsky and Osamu Isoguchi 15. Far Eastern Asiai/Kuroshio Region Takashige Sugimoto and Michio J. Kishi 16. Interdisciplinary Physical and Biological Processes of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Japan/East Sea Chang-Ik Zhang, Vladimir I. Radchenko, Takashige Sugimoto and Sangmin Hyun 17. Nutrient Dynamics of the China Seas: The Bohai Sea, Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea Jing Zhang and SU Jilan 18. Monsoonal Forcing and Biogeochemical Environments of Outer Southeast Asia Seas Kon-Kee Liu, Shenn-Yu Chao, John Marra and Anond Snidvongs 19. Coastal Biogeochemical Processes in the North Indian Ocean S. Wajih, A. Naqvi, Pradip V. Narvekar, and Ehrlich Desa


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Biography

Allan R. Robinson is Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 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. 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.

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