Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text

Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text

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Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics: An Introductory Text

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography.

• Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students
• Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web
• Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments
• Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780125586917
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/07/2007
Series: International Geophysics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 743,164
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

John Marshall (1845–1915) was a classicist, translator, and educator whose work received rave reviews within its field. Marshall translated Greek and Latin works and served as a professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He later became the rector at the Royal High School in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

1. Characteristics of the atmosphere. 2. The global energy balance. 3. The vertical structure of the atmosphere. 4. Convection. 5. The Meridional structure of the atmosphere. 6. The equations of fluid motion. 7. Balanced flow. 8. The general circulation of the atmosphere. 9. The ocena and its circulation. 10. The wind-driven circulation. 11. The thermohaline circulation of the ocean. 12. Climate and climate variability. 13. Appendices.

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