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Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions

By Barry A. Klinger, Thomas W. N. Haine



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Notable advances of the last quarter-century have deepened our appreciation of the three-dimensional nature of the ocean's large-scale circulation. This circulation has important implications for ocean chemistry and biology, atmospheric science, and climate. Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions surveys both observations and theories of the time-mean circulation, enabling readers to see the relevance and limitations of leading theories, as well as the patterns linking the behavior of different oceans. The book covers "classical" topics of horizontal circulation, and expands them to include shallow wind-driven overturning, the deep global "conveyer belt", high latitudes, the role of eddies, and the ocean's role in heat transport. Solutions to exercises are available online for instructor use. This textbook is ideal for students of physical oceanography, chemical oceanography and climate. It is also suitable for readers from related fields as it includes a summary of introductory topics.

Product code: 9780521768436

ISBN 9780521768436
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H253xW192xS24
No. Of Pages 484
Publisher Cambridge University Press
A graduate textbook for students of physical oceanography and related fields such as chemical oceanography and climate. The book surveys both observations and theories of the time-mean circulation. An innovative structure emphasizes links between observations and conceptual models, while mathematical sections allow students to delve into theory.