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: Physical Drivers in a Changing World opens with a general introduction to the character, measurement, and simulation of ocean currents, leading to a physical and dynamical framework for understanding the wide variety of flows encountered in the oceans. The book comprises 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 wide range of applications, from local to global, with considerable geographical context. Provides analyses of ocean observations and numerical model simulations, highlighting the pathways and drift associated with ocean currents, around the World Ocean, linked to online exercises for instructors and students that extend this perspective Presents applications to natural phenomena, showing how ocean currents shape marine ecosystems, helping researchers understand the distribution and adaptation of life in the oceans Addresses societal challenges, specifically how ocean currents disperse pollutants (e.g. plastic) from coastal sources and how the global ocean circulation is central to our changing climate, helping students and researchers develop an interdisciplinary approach to global environmental change

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 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

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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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

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.

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.

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.

How Many Oceans Are There

How Many Oceans Are There
Author: Jonah Young
Publsiher: Ice Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Many Oceans Are There Book Review:

There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

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.

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.

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.

Tides and the Ocean

Tides and the Ocean
Author: William Thomson
Publsiher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0316414492
ISBN 13: 9780316414494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tides and the Ocean Book Review:

Surfers, sailors, and anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy this visual exploration of the world's seas along its shores, including rip tides, swells, waves, and tsunamis. Tide is the vertical motion of water, something so subtle it is impossible to see with the naked eye. Inspired by his travels around the world's coastline in a camper van with his young family, William Thomson captures the cycles of the sea's movement, and intersperses his adventures surfing the waves and charting the tides. Throughout Tides and the Ocean are his graphic renderings of unusual tidal maps, as well as other forms of water movement, including rip, rapids, swell, stream, tide, wave, whirlpool, and tsunami. Tides and the Ocean explains how the tides surge when the moon and sun align with the earth; how ocean streams alternate direction every six hours (which is invaluable information for kayakers, paddle boarders, and fishermen); why skyscraper-sized tsunamis occur frequently in an Alaskan Bay; and the most deadly beach orientation for rip currents. Also emphasized throughout is the importance of keeping the world's oceans healthy and full of life. Published in time for beach travel, this large-format hardcover is ideal for anyone who knows and loves the sea, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better.

Fragile Things

Fragile Things
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061804169
ISBN 13: 9780061804168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragile Things Book Review:

“A prodigiously imaginative collection.” —New York Times Book Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic.” —Washington Post Book World Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to name just a few), #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Graveyard Book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel series. A uniquely imaginative creator of wonders whose unique storytelling genius has been acclaimed by a host of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s astonishing powers are on glorious displays in Fragile Things. Enter and be amazed!

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
Author: John H. Steele,Steve A. Thorpe,Karl K. Turekian
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3399
Release: 2001-09-20
ISBN 10: 9780122274305
ISBN 13: 012227430X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. The Encyclopedia also covers ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing. Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience of students, academics, researchers, and professionals. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information. Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works Presents 402 original articles covering all the physical, chemical and biological aspects of ocean science Brings together classic scientific theories with the newest discoveries, technologies, and applications Written by the world's leading researchers and developed by a prestigious editorial board Makes information easy to find with an intuitive format, extensive cross references, further reading lists, and complete index Illustrated with more than 1900 figures and full color throughout Developed alongside each other, the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences together with the Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences provide readers a with comprehensive resource, and a link between these two fields.

Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics

Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics
Author: Annalisa Griffa,A. D. Kirwan, Jr.,Arthur J. Mariano,Tamay Özgökmen,H. Thomas Rossby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN 10: 113946308X
ISBN 13: 9781139463089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics Book Review:

Written by a group of international experts in their field, this book is a review of Lagrangian observation, analysis and assimilation methods in physical and biological oceanography. This multidisciplinary text presents new results on nonlinear analysis of Lagrangian dynamics, the prediction of particle trajectories, and Lagrangian stochastic models. It includes historical information, up-to-date developments, and speculation on future developments in Lagrangian-based observations, analysis, and modeling of physical and biological systems. Containing contributions from experimentalists, theoreticians, and modellers in the fields of physical oceanography, marine biology, mathematics, and meteorology, this book will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students looking for both practical applications and information on the theory of transport and dispersion in physical systems, biological modelling, and data assimilation.

Ocean

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

Ocean Book Review:

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."

Sea Sick

Sea Sick
Author: Alanna Mitchell
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 1551993414
ISBN 13: 9781551993416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Sick Book Review:

All life — whether on land or in the sea — depends on the oceans for two things: • Oxygen. Most of Earth’s oxygen is produced by phytoplankton in the sea. These humble, one-celled organisms, rather than the spectacular rain forests, are the true lungs of the planet. • Climate control. Our climate is regulated by the ocean’s currents, winds, and water-cycle activity. Sea Sick is the first book to examine the current state of the world’s oceans — the great unexamined ecological crisis of the planet — and the fact that we are altering everything about them; temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, volume, circulation, and, of course, the life within them. Alanna Mitchell joins the crews of leading scientists in nine of the global ocean’s hotspots to see firsthand what is really happening around the world. Whether it’s the impact of coral reef bleaching, the puzzle of the oxygen-less dead zones such as the one in the Gulf of Mexico, or the shocking implications of the changing Ph balance of the sea, Mitchell explains the science behind the story to create an engaging, accessible yet authoritative account.