Climate and the Oceans

Climate and the Oceans

by Geoffrey K. Vallis



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691144672
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2011
Series: Princeton Primers in Climate
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey K. Vallis is professor and senior scientist in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University. He is the author of the standard graduate text "Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics".

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1: Basics of Climate 1
Chapter 2: The Oceans: A Descriptive Overview 22
Chapter 3: A Brief Introduction to Dynamics 41
Chapter 4: The Ocean Circulation 75
Chapter 5: The Ocean s Overall Role in Climate 105
Chapter 6: Climate Variability from Weeks to Years 128
Chapter 7: Global Warming and the Ocean 156
Notes 205
Further Reading 211
Glossary 215
References 223
Index 229

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