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Climate and the oceans

Author: Geoffrey K Vallis
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Princeton primers in climate.
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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. Climate and the Oceans offers a short, self-contained introduction to the subject. This illustrated primer begins by briefly describing the world's climate system  Read more...
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Vallis, Geoffrey K.
Climate and the oceans.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011014372
(OCoLC)711989042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey K Vallis
ISBN: 1400840627 9781400840625 1283267489 9781283267489
OCLC Number: 759000862
Description: 1 online resource (x, 231 pages) : illustrations.
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
Series Title: Princeton primers in climate.
Responsibility: Geoffrey K. Vallis.

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