Climate and the Oceans is the first place to turn to get the essential facts about this crucial aspect of the Earth's climate system. Ideal for students and nonspecialists alike, this primer offers the most concise and up-to-date overview of the subject available.
- The best primer on the oceans and climate
- Succinct and self-contained
- Accessible to students and nonspecialists
- Serves as a bridge to more advanced material
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Table of Contents
Preface viiChapter 1: Basics of Climate 1Chapter 2: The Oceans: A Descriptive Overview 22Chapter 3: A Brief Introduction to Dynamics 41Chapter 4: The Ocean Circulation 75Chapter 5: The Ocean s Overall Role in Climate 105Chapter 6: Climate Variability from Weeks to Years 128Chapter 7: Global Warming and the Ocean 156Notes 205Further Reading 211Glossary 215References 223Index 229