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Cambridge University Press
14 March 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; Fluid mechanics; Oceanography (seas); Mechanics of fluids
Notable advances of the last quarter-century have deepened our appreciation of the three-dimensional nature of the ocean's large-scale circulation. This circulation has important implications for ocean chemistry and biology, atmospheric science, and climate. Ocean Circulation in Three Dimensions surveys both observations and theories of the time-mean circulation, enabling readers to see the relevance and limitations of leading theories, as well as the patterns linking the behavior of different oceans. The book covers classical topics of horizontal circulation, and expands them to include shallow wind-driven overturning, the deep global conveyer belt , high latitudes, the role of eddies, and the ocean's role in heat transport. Solutions to exercises are available online for instructor use. This textbook is ideal for students of physical oceanography, chemical oceanography and climate. It is also suitable for readers from related fields as it includes a summary of introductory topics.
By:   Barry A. Klinger (George Mason University Virginia), Thomas W. N. Haine (The Johns Hopkins University)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 192mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   1.200kg
ISBN:   9780521768436
ISBN 10:   0521768438
Pages:   484
Publication Date:   14 March 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Barry A. Klinger is Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences at George Mason University, Virginia. His primary research interests are large-scale ocean circulation and its effects on climate, which he investigates with numerical models and theory. Since the early 2000s, he has been affiliated with the Climate Dynamics Doctoral program at George Mason University. Thomas W. N. Haine is Morton K. Blaustein Chair and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. He studies and teaches ocean circulation and the ocean's role in climate and has participated in many oceanographic expeditions. He has pioneered understanding of how the ocean stores and transports trace substances, and is currently investigating how the Arctic and sub-Arctic oceans are responding to, and influencing, climate change.

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