Air-Sea Interaction: Laws and Mechanisms

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Overview

In recent years air-sea interaction has emerged as a subject in its own right, encompassing small-scale and large-scale processes in both air and sea. Air-Sea Interaction: Laws and Mechanisms is a comprehensive account of how the atmosphere and the ocean interact to control the global climate, what physical laws govern this interaction, and its prominent mechanisms. The topics covered range from evaporation in the oceans, to hurricanes, and on to poleward heat transport by the oceans. By developing the subject from basic physical (thermodynamic) principles, the book is accessible to graduate students and research scientists in meteorology, oceanography, and environmental engineering. It will also be of interest to the broader physics community involved in the treatment of transfer laws, and thermodynamics of the atmosphere and ocean.
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"... [This book] provides a new and long-needed perspective on air-sea interaction ... Csanady provides an excellent synthesis of approaches and results." Oceanography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521796804
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The transfer laws of the air-sea interface; 2. Wind, waves and the mechanisms of air-sea transfer; 3. Mixed layers in contact; 4. Hot towers; 5. The ocean's warm-water-sphere; References; Index.
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