Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: Robert Marsh,Erik van Sebille
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN 10: 0128160608
ISBN 13: 9780128160602
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

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 Currents

Ocean Currents
Author: Catherine Halversen,Kevin Beals,Craig Strang
Publsiher: Gems
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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.

Ocean

Ocean
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1111261763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ocean Currents and El Ni o

Ocean Currents and El Ni  o
Author: Myrl Shireman
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN 10: 1580379222
ISBN 13: 9781580379229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Currents and El Ni o Book Review:

Have you ever wondered what El Niño was? Written for students in grade 6, Ocean Currents and El Niño discusses El Niño, other ocean currents, and how ocean currents affect the climate and people around the world. This 22-page book includes a glossary of bold-faced vocabulary words, reading activities, an index of terms, and an answer key.

Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins

Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins
Author: Carlos Mechoso
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN 10: 1108492703
ISBN 13: 9781108492706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins Book Review:

A comprehensive review of interactions between the climates of different ocean basins and their key contributions to global climate variability and change. Providing essential theory and discussing outstanding examples as well as impacts on monsoons, it a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.

The Agulhas Current

The Agulhas Current
Author: Johann R.E. Lutjeharms
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-08-26
ISBN 10: 3540372121
ISBN 13: 9783540372127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agulhas Current Book Review:

Based on the research findings of 60 years, the author describes the origins of the Agulhas Current, its behaviour, its influence on the adjacent continental shelf, its effect on local weather and its role in linking the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The text is well-illustrated and includes asides on the history of research on the Current. An exhaustive bibliography gives easy access to present knowledge on this important current system.

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

Atlas of Ocean Winds and Currents

Atlas of Ocean Winds and Currents
Author: A. Phillips
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-12
ISBN 10: 9781467960038
ISBN 13: 1467960039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Ocean Winds and Currents Book Review:

This is the latest ocean wind information collected by NASA satellites over ten years. It replaces the old pilot charts which were collected from sailing ship logs. These charts have never been published before. This is valuable information for sailors and seamen doing ocean passages. 12 monthly charts. From its orbit onboard the QuikSCAT satellite, the SeaWinds instrument samples 90 percent of the Earth's oceans every 24 hours. SeaWinds sends pulses of microwave radiation down to the wind-roughened surface and measures the backscatter of that radiation that returns to the satellite. From this data, wind speed and direction can be estimated. This knowledge has long been limited by poor in situ coverage by buoys and ships. Among the researchers' findings: - Earth's windiest ocean location is Cape Farewell, Greenland, where gale winds blow 16 percent of the time. - Half of the top 10 windiest spots occur where tall coastlines or high mountains meet the sea. - Strong winds are much more frequent on the warm side of cold-warm fronts formed where the Atlantic's warm Gulf Stream flows northward into cold ocean regions. This gives climate scientists important clues about how sharp differences in ocean surface temperatures affect the atmosphere, with warm ocean temperatures creating an unstable atmosphere that sucks strong winds down from aloft. - Typhoons and hurricanes have little impact on the frequency of overall high winds, since they are less frequent than other types of storms in Earth's mid-latitudes. "People know high winds are found in big storms," said Xie. "What is most surprising from our research is that narrow ocean currents have such a large effect on the occurrence of high winds. For example, in cold meanders (bends) of the Atlantic's Gulf Stream, the frequency of high winds drops by an order of magnitude. This knowledge can provide navigators with a 'safe harbor' for ships."

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

Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere

Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Earth Gravity from Space
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1997-10-02
ISBN 10: 0309057922
ISBN 13: 9780309057929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere Book Review:

For the past three decades, it has been possible to measure the earth's static gravity from satellites. Such measurements have been used to address many important scientific problems, including the earth's internal structure, and geologically slow processes like mantle convection. In principle, it is possible to resolve the time-varying component of the gravity field by improving the accuracy of satellite gravity measurements. These temporal variations are caused by dynamic processes that change the mass distribution in the earth, oceans, and atmosphere. Acquisition of improved time-varying gravity data would open a new class of important scientific problems to analysis, including crustal motions associated with earthquakes and changes in groundwater levels, ice dynamics, sea-level changes, and atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns. This book evaluates the potential for using satellite technologies to measure the time-varying component of the gravity field and assess the utility of these data for addressing problems of interest to the earth sciences, natural hazards, and resource communities.

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: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000017464604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ocean

The Ocean
Author: William Leighton Jordan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1885
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OXFORD:600054909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Practical Meteorology

Practical Meteorology
Author: Roland Stull
Publsiher: Sundog Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780888652836
ISBN 13: 0888652836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Meteorology Book Review:

A quantitative introduction to atmospheric science for students and professionals who want to understand and apply basic meteorological concepts but who are not ready for calculus.

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

Ocean
Author: William Leighton Jordan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:727240127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of the Earth

Foundations of the Earth
Author: H.H. Shugart
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0231537697
ISBN 13: 9780231537698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of the Earth Book Review:

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.

Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation

Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation
Author: Robert N. Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-01-18
ISBN 10: 1139461478
ISBN 13: 9781139461474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation Book Review:

The modelling of ocean circulation is important not only for its own sake, but also in terms of the prediction of weather patterns and the effects of climate change. This 2007 book introduces the basic computational techniques necessary for all models of the ocean and atmosphere, and the conditions they must satisfy. It describes the workings of ocean models, the problems that must be solved in their construction, and how to evaluate computational results. Major emphasis is placed on examining ocean models critically, and determining what they do well and what they do poorly. Numerical analysis is introduced as needed, and exercises are included to illustrate major points. Developed from notes for a course taught in physical oceanography at the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University, this book is ideal for graduate students of oceanography, geophysics, climatology and atmospheric science, and researchers in oceanography and atmospheric science.