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Dynamics of the ocean

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  • Ocean Waves Breaking and Marine Aerosol Fluxesby Stanislaw R. Massel

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    This book fills a gap in knowledge of breaking waves and their influence on the generation of marine fluxes from ocean surfaces. Based on published data as well as on the author's experience, the text explores in detail the relationship chain of breaking waves, whitecaps coverage, rate of wave energy dissipation, amount of aerosol fluxes rising... more...

  • Oceansby Dana Desonie

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00

    Earth's seas play a tremendous role in the planet's systems: Ocean currents transfer water and heat around the globe. Offering photographs and illustrations, this work shows how protecting the oceans requires protecting the entire planet, and describes the importance of setting aside marine reserves to save vital ecosystems. more...

  • Tsunami and Its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceansby Kenji Satake; Emile A. Okal; Josť C. Borrero

    Springer 2007; US$ 89.95

    Tsunamis like the Indian Ocean tsunami caused by the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake in 2004 or the Chilean earthquake in the Pacific Ocean in 1960 motivate international collaborations for the development of tsunami warning systems. Since 1960 the Tsunami Commission, established by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, has been holding a biannual... more...

  • Tsunami and Nonlinear Wavesby Anjan Kundu

    Springer 2007; US$ 199.00

    The need for tsunami research and analysis has grown dramatically following the devastating tsunami of December 2004, which affected Southern Asia. This book pursues a detailed theoretical and mathematical analysis of the fundamentals of tsunamis, especially the evolution and dynamics of tsunamis and other great waves. Of course, it includes specific... more...

  • Rogue Waves in the Oceanby C. Kharif; Efim N. Pelinovsky; Alexey Slunyaev

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Includes a wide range of observational data on rogue (or freak) waves in the seas and coastal waters, as well as presenting a basic statistical description of extreme water waves. This book describes the modern approaches, including theoretical and numerical models applied to explain the physical origin of such anomalous waves on the sea surface. more...

  • Ocean circulation physicsby Stern

    Elsevier Science 1975; US$ 72.95

    Ocean circulation physics more...

  • The Gulf Streamby Stan Ulanski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals... more...

  • The Power of the Seaby Bruce Parker

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted... more...

  • Marine Science Experimentsby Pamela Walker; Elaine Wood

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00

    The oceans directly influence climate and weather, affecting our daily lives in many ways. Marine science includes all of the sciences related to the sea, including marine biology and oceanography. Providing teachers with new and innovative classroom investigations in a clear and accessible format, Marine Science Experiments presents 20 experiments... more...

  • The Ocean Circulation Inverse Problemby Carl Wunsch

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 107.00

    This book addresses the problem of inferring the state of the ocean circulation, from a mathematical perspective. more...