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

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

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.

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

Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth s Climate

Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth s Climate
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth's Climate
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-01-20
ISBN 10: 0309466806
ISBN 13: 9780309466806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth s Climate Book Review:

The ocean is an integral component of the Earth's climate system. It covers about 70% of the Earth's surface and acts as its primary reservoir of heat and carbon, absorbing over 90% of the surplus heat and about 30% of the carbon dioxide associated with human activities, and receiving close to 100% of fresh water lost from land ice. With the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, notably carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion, the Earth's climate is now changing more rapidly than at any time since the advent of human societies. Society will increasingly face complex decisions about how to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change such as droughts, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, species loss, changes to growing seasons, and stronger and possibly more frequent storms. Observations play a foundational role in documenting the state and variability of components of the climate system and facilitating climate prediction and scenario development. Regular and consistent collection of ocean observations over decades to centuries would monitor the Earth's main reservoirs of heat, carbon dioxide, and water and provides a critical record of long-term change and variability over multiple time scales. Sustained high-quality observations are also needed to test and improve climate models, which provide insights into the future climate system. Sustaining Ocean Observations to Understand Future Changes in Earth's Climate considers processes for identifying priority ocean observations that will improve understanding of the Earth's climate processes, and the challenges associated with sustaining these observations over long timeframes.

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 23
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000017464604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

A Manual of Marine Meteorology for Apprentices and Officers of the World s Merchant Navies

A Manual of Marine Meteorology for Apprentices and Officers of the World s Merchant Navies
Author: William Allingham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044107317182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual of Marine Meteorology for Apprentices and Officers of the World s Merchant Navies Book Review:

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: Unknown
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."

Maps of the World s Oceans

Maps of the World s Oceans
Author: Enrico Lavagno,Angelo Mojetta
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0762467967
ISBN 13: 9780762467969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maps of the World s Oceans Book Review:

This lavishly illustrated, fact-filled atlas--a follow-up to Maps of the World--allows children to discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level with links to explore even further on computers and tablets. Covering every ocean and major sea in the world, Maps of the World's Oceans is a vibrant and comprehensive atlas that children of all ages will love to explore. The dozens of colorful, detailed maps are filled with hundreds of illustrated icons highlighting creatures that inhabit the waters of the world from deep-ocean sharks to sea birds that rely on the water to survive. Also featured are vital vegetation, submerged shipwrecks, and icons representing the myths and legends of the various peoples who supposedly lived by the seas. Along the surface, readers will explore ports, lighthouses, famous explorers and voyages, old navigation secrets, and more. Flip the next page from any map and the corresponding icon key explains why these fish, animals, various organisms and more are so vital to the oceans and the seas - and therefore the world. Young readers will learn about waves and tides, currents and oceanic ridges, and more giving them a complete look at the world's waters. Each map includes a link allowing kids to download a version of them on computers and tablets to explore even further. Captivating and comprehensive, Maps of the World's Oceans will entice even the most reluctant young explorer.

Ocean Circulation

Ocean Circulation
Author: Andreas Schmittner,John C. H. Chiang,Sidney R. Hemming
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 1118671880
ISBN 13: 9781118671887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Circulation Book Review:

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 173. The ocean's meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is a key factor in climate change. The Atlantic MOC, in particular, is believed to play an active role in the regional and global climate variability. It is associated with the recent debate on rapid climate change, the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO), global warming, and Atlantic hurricanes. This is the first book to deal with all aspects of the ocean's large-scale meridional overturning circulation, and is a coherent presentation, from a mechanistic point of view, of our current understanding of paleo, present-day, and future variability and change. It presents the current state of the science by bringing together the world's leading experts in physical, chemical, and biological oceanography, marine geology, geochemistry, paleoceanography, and climate modeling. A mix of overview and research papers makes this volume suitable not only for experts in the field, but also for students and anyone interested in climate change and the oceans.

Moby Duck

Moby Duck
Author: Donovan Hohn
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN 10: 110147596X
ISBN 13: 9781101475966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moby Duck Book Review:

Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

Ocean World Encyclopedia

Ocean World Encyclopedia
Author: Donald G. Groves,Lee M. Hunt
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:35007001128929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean World Encyclopedia Book Review:

More than four hundred illustrated, nontechnical articles summarize current knowledge concerning the physics, geology, geophysics, chemistry, and biology of the world's oceans and their adjacent seas

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.

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.

The Ocean Challenge Badge

The Ocean Challenge Badge
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 925107948X
ISBN 13: 9789251079485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean Challenge Badge Book Review:

The ocean covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and is essential for life on our planet – even for those of us who live nowhere near the sea! It provides us all with food and other materials that we need, regulates our climate and provides half of the oxygen we breathe. The ocean also offers us various means of transport and opportunities for recreation. People have long thought that the ocean was so wide and bountiful that it would go on supplying our needs forever, but this is not the case: human activities are causing significant damage to life in the ocean. People are often unaware of the problems created by this heavy reliance, as few of us have the opportunity to look beneath the surface of the sea and see the damage that our actions have caused. This is where the Ocean Challenge Badge comes in: let it take you on a journey to discover the ocean! It is packed with activities to help you learn about how the ocean works, the creatures that live in it, and just how important it is in our everyday lives. You will also discover how YOU can play a role in protecting our ocean for future generations. We hope you will be inspired to take the challenge and celebrate our ocean. So dive in and begin your aquatic discoveries!

Physical Geology

Physical Geology
Author: Steven Earle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781774200285
ISBN 13: 1774200287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Geology Book Review:

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"--BCcampus website.

Collected Reprints

Collected Reprints
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105133453832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Fluid Envelope of our Planet

The Fluid Envelope of our Planet
Author: Eric L. Mills
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-04-23
ISBN 10: 144266360X
ISBN 13: 9781442663602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fluid Envelope of our Planet Book Review:

Oceans have had a mysterious allure for centuries, inspiring fears, myths, and poetic imaginations. By the early twentieth century, however, scientists began to see oceans as physical phenomena that could be understood through mathematical geophysics. The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet explores the scientific developments from the early middle ages to the twentieth century that illuminated the once murky depths of oceanography. Tracing the transition from descriptive to mathematical analyses of the oceans, Eric Mills examines sailors' and explorers' observations of the oceans, the influence of Scandinavian techniques on German-speaking geographers, and the eventual development of shared quantitative practices and ideas. A detailed and beautifully written account of the history of oceanography, The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet is also an engaging account of the emergence of a scientific discipline.

The ocean currents and tides c

The ocean  currents and tides   c
Author: James Coles (schoolmaster.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OXFORD:590246671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ocean currents and tides c Book Review: