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By David Carle
Between extremes of climate farther north and south, the 38th North parallel line marks a temperate, middle latitude where human societies have thrived since the beginning of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes through Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
By Marc Le Menn
Through research, physical oceanography aims to solve the numerous problems stated by thermal, optical and dynamical properties of the oceans. Instrumentation and Metrology in Physical Oceanography describes the means used in oceanography to determine physical properties of the oceans by medium of in situ measurements.
By Tom Garrison
Provides a basic understanding of scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. This title emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of marine science, stressing its links to biology, chemistry, geology, physics and...
Provides an introduction to the fundamental analytical and computational tools necessary for modeling ocean currents, focusing on partial differential equations PDEs of geophysical fluid dynamics GFD. This text presents topics, such as multivariate calculus and the integral theorems of Gauss and Stokes, in the context of fluid dynamics.
Two leading oceanographers bring together the fundamental physics and biology of the coastal ocean in a quantitative, accessible way for undergraduate and graduate students. Using many observational and model examples, worked problems and software tools, they explain the range of physical controls on primary biological production and shelf sea ecosystems.
The conservation of marine benthic biodiversity is a recognised goal of a number of national and international programs such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity CBD. This book provides a synthesis of seabed geomorphology and benthic habitats.
The oceans exert a vital moderating influence on the Earth's climate system. They provide inertia to the global climate, essentially acting as the pacemaker of climate variability and change, and they provide heat to high latitudes, keeping them habitable. This title offers a short, self-contained introduction to the subject.