Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: Robert Marsh,Erik van Sebille
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780128160596
ISBN 13: 0128160594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Currents Book Review:

Ocean Currents of the World: Physical Drivers in a Changing World opens with an introduction to ocean currents, covering basic principles of cause and effect, measurement and modeling, etc. The book is made up of a sequence of chapters covering distinct aspects of contrasting ocean currents: broad and slow, deep and shallow, narrow and swift, large-scale and small-scale, low latitudes and high latitudes, and moving in horizontal and vertical planes. Through this approach, the authors cover a range of applications-from local to global-with considerable geographical context. Each chapter concludes with an assignment and accompanying resource, thus helping readers apply the information. Presents applications to natural phenomena, showing how ocean currents shape marine ecosystems Helps researchers understand the distribution and adaptation of life in the oceans Addresses societal challenges, specifically how ocean currents contribute to climate change impacts and disperse pollutants (e.g., plastic) Includes end-of-chapter assignments, suggesting how students might apply their understanding of ocean currents

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: John H. Steele,Steve A. Thorpe,Karl K. Turekian
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 627
Release: 2010-06-18
ISBN 10: 0080964869
ISBN 13: 9780080964867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Currents Book Review:

Ocean Currents is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current ocean current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles—all written by experts in their field—focuses on key ocean current concepts. Its topics include ocean currents, the circulation of deep water, the contrasting circulations of the seas, the circulation in fjords, estuaries and the effects of rivers, and the intermittency and variability of the oceans. Ocean Currents serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles on ocean currents to facilitate further research Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts Includes an introductory overview of ocean currents and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: Catherine Halversen,Kevin Beals,Craig Strang
Publsiher: Gems
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000058014493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Currents Book Review:

What causes ocean currents? How do they affect the Earth's environment? How have they affected the course of human history? Students gain fascinating insights into our world through these innovative hands-on activities. Students explore how wind, temperature, salinity, and density set water into motion. They go on to learn how the ocean makes our climate habitable, provides oxygen and food, and transports nutrients, people and pollution around the globe. Learning is put in a real-world context as students study accounts of shipwrecked sailors, a Nike shoe spill, and the voyage of the Kon Tiki.

Measuring Ocean Currents

Measuring Ocean Currents
Author: Antony Joseph
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN 10: 0123914280
ISBN 13: 9780123914286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Ocean Currents Book Review:

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place within them. This book fills that information gap as the first work that summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and instruments used for surface, subsurface, and abyssal ocean current measurements. Readers of this book will find a wealth of information on Lagrangian measurements, horizontal mapping, imaging, Eulerian measurements, and vertical profiling techniques. In addition, the book describes modern technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures, including HF Doppler radar systems, satellite-borne sensors, ocean acoustic tomography, and more. Crucial aspects of ocean currents are described in detail as well, including dispersion of effluents discharged into the sea and transport of beneficial materials—as well as environmentally hazardous materials—from one region to another. The book highlights several important practical applications, showing how measurements relate to climate change and pollution levels, how they affect coastal and offshore engineering activities, and how they can aid in tsunami detection. Coverage of measurement, mapping and profiling techniques Descriptions of technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures Reviews crucial aspects of ocean currents, including special emphasis on the planet-spanning thermohaline circulation, known as the ocean's "conveyor belt," and its crucial role in climate change

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780080870403
ISBN 13: 0080870406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ocean Currents

Observed World Ocean Seasonal Surface Currents on a 5° Grid

Observed World Ocean Seasonal Surface Currents on a 5° Grid
Author: Gerald A. Meehl
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 23
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000017464604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ocean

The Ocean
Author: William Leighton Jordan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1885
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600054909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Influence of the Earth's Rotation on Ocean-currents

On the Influence of the Earth's Rotation on Ocean-currents
Author: Vagn Walfrid Ekman
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1951
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015023452629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Author: John A. Knauss,Newell Garfield
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-12-02
ISBN 10: 1478634758
ISBN 13: 9781478634751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Physical Oceanography Book Review:

For decades, previous editions of John Knauss’s seminal work have struck a balance between purely descriptive texts and mathematically rigorous ones, giving a wide range of marine scientists access to the fundamental principles of physical oceanography. Newell Garfield continues this tradition, delivering valuable updates that highlight the book’s resourceful presentation and concise effectiveness. The authors include historical and current research, along with a 12-page color insert, to illuminate their perspective that the world ocean is tumultuous and continually helps to shape global environmental processes. The Third Edition builds a solid foundation that readers will find straightforward and lucid. It presents valuable insight into our understanding of the world ocean by: • Encompassing essential oceanic processes such as the transfer of heat across the ocean surface, the distribution of temperature and salinity, and the effect of the earth’s rotation on the ocean. • Providing sensible and well-defined explanations of the roles played by a stratified ocean, global balances, and equations of motion. • Discussing cogent topics such as major currents, tides, waves, coastal oceans, semienclosed seas, and sound and optics.

Measuring Ocean Currents

Measuring Ocean Currents
Author: Antony Joseph
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-08-12
ISBN 10: 0123914280
ISBN 13: 9780123914286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Ocean Currents Book Review:

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place within them. This book fills that information gap as the first work that summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and instruments used for surface, subsurface, and abyssal ocean current measurements. Readers of this book will find a wealth of information on Lagrangian measurements, horizontal mapping, imaging, Eulerian measurements, and vertical profiling techniques. In addition, the book describes modern technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures, including HF Doppler radar systems, satellite-borne sensors, ocean acoustic tomography, and more. Crucial aspects of ocean currents are described in detail as well, including dispersion of effluents discharged into the sea and transport of beneficial materials—as well as environmentally hazardous materials—from one region to another. The book highlights several important practical applications, showing how measurements relate to climate change and pollution levels, how they affect coastal and offshore engineering activities, and how they can aid in tsunami detection. Coverage of measurement, mapping and profiling techniques Descriptions of technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures Reviews crucial aspects of ocean currents, including special emphasis on the planet-spanning thermohaline circulation, known as the ocean's "conveyor belt," and its crucial role in climate change

The Great Ocean Conveyor

The Great Ocean Conveyor
Author: Wally Broecker
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-01-11
ISBN 10: 1400834716
ISBN 13: 9781400834716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Ocean Conveyor Book Review:

Exploring the link between the ocean's currents and rapid climate change Wally Broecker is one of the world's leading authorities on abrupt global climate change. More than two decades ago, he discovered the link between ocean circulation and climate change, in particular how shutdowns of the Great Ocean Conveyor—the vast network of currents that circulate water, heat, and nutrients around the globe—triggered past ice ages. Today, he is among the researchers exploring how our planet's climate system can abruptly "flip-flop" from one state to another, and who are weighing the implications for the future. In The Great Ocean Conveyor, Broecker introduces readers to the science of abrupt climate change while providing a vivid, firsthand account of the field's history and development. Could global warming cause the conveyor to shut down again, prompting another flip-flop in climate? What were the repercussions of past climate shifts? How do we know such shifts occurred? Broecker shows how Earth scientists study ancient ice cores and marine sediments to probe Earth's distant past, and how they blend scientific detective work with the latest technological advances to try to predict the future. He traces how the science has evolved over the years, from the blind alleys and wrong turns to the controversies and breathtaking discoveries. Broecker describes the men and women behind the science, and reveals how his own thinking about abrupt climate change has itself flip-flopped as new evidence has emerged. Rich with personal stories and insights, The Great Ocean Conveyor opens a tantalizing window onto how Earth science is practiced.

Basic Geography

Basic Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Goodwill Trading Co., Inc.
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9789711101657
ISBN 13: 9711101653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ocean Circulation and Climate

Ocean Circulation and Climate
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0123918537
ISBN 13: 9780123918536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Circulation and Climate Book Review:

The book represents all the knowledge we currently have on ocean circulation. It presents an up-to-date summary of the state of the science relating to the role of the oceans in the physical climate system. The book is structured to guide the reader through the wide range of world ocean circulation experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way. Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book has a comprehensive index and unified reference list. The book is simple to read, at the undergraduate level. It was written by the best scientists in the world who have collaborated to carry out years of experiments to better understand ocean circulation. Presents in situ and remote observations with worldwide coverage Provides theoretical understanding of processes within the ocean and at its boundaries to other Earth System components Allows for simulating ocean and climate processes in the past, present and future using a hierarchy of physical-biogeochemical models

Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents

Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents
Author: Janeen Mason
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781589808621
ISBN 13: 1589808622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Commotion: Caught in the Currents Book Review:

29,000 bathtub toys make history. It was an accident at sea in 1992 that proved the ocean currents are connected. When a cargo ship dropped a bathtub-toy-filled container into the Pacific, the little quackers bobbed along the globe's waterways, coming to rest on beaches near and far. This fictionalized account of the event is accompanied by maps charting the toys' travel pattern, a glossary, and a summary of the highly publicized event.

World Geography Puzzles, Grades 6 - 12

World Geography Puzzles, Grades 6 - 12
Author: Mark Twain Media
Publsiher: Mark Twain Media
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2010-02-19
ISBN 10: 1580375596
ISBN 13: 9781580375597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Geography Puzzles, Grades 6 - 12 Book Review:

Introduces students to geography concepts, such as map reading, latitude and longitude, days, seasons, wind belts, and ocean currents, through fun puzzles and word games. Each continent is explored through the five themes of geography: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions.

The Science of Ocean Waves

The Science of Ocean Waves
Author: J. B. Zirker
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2013-12-18
ISBN 10: 1421410796
ISBN 13: 9781421410791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Ocean Waves Book Review:

"Powerful ocean waves fascinate the public, and they have made a lot of news lately." With that indisputable observation, scientist J. B. Zirker takes off on a whirlwind tour of the world of waves—from the "ordinary" waves that constantly churn the sea to the rogues or freaks that can rise up seemingly from nowhere to heights of 20 meters or more... and everything in between. Addressing questions most ocean visitors have had and offering new ones for our consideration, The Science of Ocean Waves explains in accessible language how waves are formed, how they move, how they become huge and destructive, and how they're being studied now for clues that will help us plan for the future. Devoting chapters to wind, tides, currents, breakers, tsunamis, forecasting, renewable energy, and El Niño—as well as discussing the gentler properties of ocean waves which inspire us and offer opportunities for relaxation and recreation—Zirker explores the physical factors that create waves. Drawing on some of the recent storms that have devastated entire regions—such as Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami launched by the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, and the great tsunami that crushed the shore of Japan in 2011—Zirker explains the forces that cause these monster waves and reveals the toll they take on human lives. Enhanced by dozens of illustrations and a comprehensive glossary, The Science of Ocean Waves will fascinate anyone curious about the science behind the headlines. Praise for J. B. Zirker "Scientists know their stuff but are rarely good storytellers, whereas good storytellers rarely possess the necessary sweeping command of a scientific discipline. Zirker is that rare animal who can both communicate the most demanding technical detail and make it accessible."—New Scientist

Oceans

Oceans
Author: Trevor Day
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1438100647
ISBN 13: 9781438100647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oceans Book Review:

Discusses the thousands of marine species inhabiting the Earth's oceans. This volume examines the public's awareness of climate change, and how it has become a issue on the political agenda of many governments.

The Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream
Author: Bruno Voituriez
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822034537498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gulf Stream Book Review:

This publication explores the extraordinary natural phenomenon of the Gulf Stream effect, tracing its historical discovery and exploration, outlining its causes and dynamics, and examining its profound importance for the marine ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean.

World Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary

World Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary
Author: J. Gunn
Publsiher: Concept Publishing Company
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9788172681678
ISBN 13: 8172681674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Lecture on the Winds, Ocean Currents, and Tides and what They Tell of the System of the World ...

A Lecture on the Winds, Ocean Currents, and Tides and what They Tell of the System of the World ...
Author: William Leighton Jordan
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1877
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433090743406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lecture on the Winds, Ocean Currents, and Tides and what They Tell of the System of the World ... Book Review:

Two lectures "delivered ... on Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 1877, [and] on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 1877."