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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: thedevelopment 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.
Volume 14B: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses, The Coasts of Africa, Europe, Middle East, Oceania and Polar Regions 20. The Coastal Oceans of South-Eastern Africa Johann R. E. Lutjeharms 21. Variability of the Benguela Current System John G. Field and Frank A. Shillington 22. A Note On Coastal Upwellings and Fisheries in the Gulf of Guinea Claude Roy 23. Oceanography and Fisheries of the Canary Current/Iberian Region of the Eastern North Atlantic Javier Aristegui, Xose A. Alvarez-Salgado, Eric D. Barton, Francisco G. Figueiras, Santiago Hernandez-Leon, Claude Roy and Antonio M. P. Santos 24. The Bay of Biscay: the Encountering of the Ocean and the Shelf Alicia M. Lavin, Luis Valdes, Francisco Sanchez, Pablo Abaunza, Andre Forest, Jean Boucher, Pascal Lazure and Anne-Marie Jegou 25. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Celtic Seas Jonathan Sharples and Patrick M. Holligan 26. The Baltic and North Seas: A Regional Review of Some Important Physical-Chemical-Biological Interaction Processes Johan Rodhe, Paul Tett, and Fredrik Wulff 27. Iceland, Faroe and Norwegian Coasts Eilif Gaard, Astthor Gislason and Webjorn Melle 28. Laptev and East Siberian Seas Sergey V. Pivovarov, Jens A. Holemann, Heidemarie Kassens, Dieter Piepenburg and Michael K. Schmid 29. Ecosystem of the Barents and Kara Seas, Coastal Segment Mikhail Yu. Kulakov, Vladimir B. Pogrebov, Sergey F. Timofeyev, Natalia V. Chernova and Olga A.Kiyko 30. Physical Forcing of Ecosystem Dynamics On the Bering Sea Shelf Phyllis J. Stabeno, George L. Hunt, Jr., Jeffrey M. Napp and James D. Schumacher 31. Oceanography of the Northwest Passage Fiona A. McLaughlin, Edward C. Carmack, R. Grant Ingram, William J. Williams and Christine Michel 32. The Physical, Sedimentary and Ecological Structure and Variability of Shelf Areas in the Mediterranean Sea Nadia Pinardi, Marco Zavatarelli, Enrico Arneri, Alessandro Crise, and Mariangela Ravaioli 33. Physical and Biogeochemical Characteristics of the Black Sea Temel Oguz, Suleyman Tugrul, A. Erkan Kideys, Vedat Ediger and Nilgun Kubilay 34. Seas of the Arabian Region Claudio Richter and Ahmad Abuhilal 35. Interactions Between Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Sedimentological Processes in Australia's Shelf Seas Scott A. Condie and Peter T. Harris 36. New Zealand Shelf Region Janet M. Bradford-Grieve, P. Keith Probert, Keith B. Lewis, Philip Sutton, John Zeldis and Alan R. Orpin 37. Oceanographic Influences On Antarctic Ecosystems: Observations and Insights from East Antarctica (0 to 150E) by Stephen Nicol, Anthony P. Worby, Peter G. Strutton and Thomas W. Trull
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. 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.