A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. The selected articles – all written by experts in their field – fall into several categories, including: ocean circulation, heat and water balance, the cryosphere, the marine record of paleoclimate, and the carbon system. Climate and Oceans serves as an ideal reference for topical research. It references related articles on climate and oceans to facilitate further research. It is richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts. It includes an introductory overview of climate-related oceanography and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers. Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference.