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Dynamics of the ocean

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  • Rogue Waves in the Oceanby Christian Kharif; Efim Pelinovsky; Alexey Slunyaev

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 158.59

    This book describes modern approaches, including theoretical and numerical models, applied to explain the physical origin of anomalous waves on the sea surface. It takes into account wind flow above waves as well as variable bathymetry and currents. more...

  • The Waveby Susan Casey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil?s Teeth , an astonishing book about colossal,  ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories?waves that high would seem to violate the laws of... more...

  • The Global Thermohaline Paleocirculationby Elena Ivanova

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 190.30

    Originally published in Russian, this is the first English translation of this book on paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. The author summarizes her own research over recent years and compiles an overview of up-to-date knowledge on past ocean circulation. more...

  • Ebb and Flowby Tom Koppel

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 8.99

    Drawing on history, science, and personal memories, Koppel demonstrates the complexity of tides and how they affect all our lives. more...

  • Ocean Wavesby Michel K. Ochi

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 66.00

    Describes the stochastic method for ocean wave analysis - vital information for design and operation of ships. more...

  • Los océanos (Oceans)by Yvonne Franklin

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    An ocean biome includes the saltwater below the waves, and everything on, above, and near the surface. By covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, oceans provide a variety of plant and animal life to learn about. Readers will also learn about the beach, tides, cliffs, bays, coastlines, coral reefs, and tide pools. 32pp. more...

  • Living with the Changing California Coastby Prof. Gary Griggs; Kiki Patsch; Lauret Savoy

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 36.95

    Crowded into the beautiful, narrow strip at the edge of the ocean, the large number of people who live near California's dynamic coastline often have little awareness of the hazards?waves, tides, wind, storms, rain, and runoff?that erode and impact the coast and claim property on a regular basis. This up-to-date, authoritative, and easy-to-use book,... more...

  • Predicting Storm Surges: Chaos, Computational Intelligence, Data Assimilation and Ensemblesby Michael Siek

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 97.95

    Accurate predictions of storm surge are of importance in many coastal areas in the world to avoid and mitigate its destructive impacts. For this purpose the physically-based (process) numerical models are typically utilized. However, in data-rich cases, one may use data-driven methods aiming at reconstructing the internal patterns of the modelled... more...

  • Quasi-Geostrophic Theory of Oceans and Atmosphereby Fabio Cavallini; Fulvio Crisciani

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 126.87

    This book contains a detailed presentation of mathematical computations. It uses a main unifying technique (asymptotic expansion based on scale analysis) throughout the book to develop various applications. more...

  • Traveling the 38th Parallelby David Carle; Janet Carle

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    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, where authors David and Janet Carle... more...