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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
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey K Vallis
ISBN: 0691150281 9780691150284 9781400840625 1400840627
OCLC Number: 839054213
Description: Online Ressource (x, 231 Seiten)
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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"This easy-to-read illustrated book, filled with both data and accessible mathematical equations demonstrating the impact of the oceans on the Earth's climate, offers practitioners and stakeholders' Read more...

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