Regional Oceanography: An Introduction

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  • ISBN-13: 9788170353065
  • Publisher: Daya Publishing House
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 390

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: What drives the ocean currents? 1
2 Temperature, salinity, density and the oceanic pressure field 15
3 The Coriolis force, geostrophy, Rossby waves and the westward intensification 29
4 Ekman layer transports, Ekman pumping and the Sverdrup balance 39
5 Water mass formation, subduction and the oceanic heat budget 53
6 Antarctic oceanography 67
7 Arctic oceanography; the path of North Atlantic Deep Water 89
8 The Pacific Ocean 113
9 Hydrology of the Pacific Ocean 149
lO Adjacent seas of the Pacific Ocean 173
11 The Indian Ocean 193
12 Hydrology of the Indian Ocean 221
13 Adjacent seas of the Indian Ocean and the Australasian Mediterranean Sea (the Indonesian throughflow) 237
14 The Atlantic Ocean 253
15 Hydrology of the Atlantic Ocean 279
16 Adjacent seas of the Atlantic Ocean 297
17 Aspects of advanced regional oceanography 329
18 The oceans and the world's mean climate 343
19 El Nino and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO) 361
20 The ocean and climate change 381
References 397
Glossary 411
Index 415
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