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Dynamics of the ocean

  • New Developments in Mode-Water Researchby

    Springer Japan 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book consists of the articles from the special issue of ?New developments in mode-water research: Dynamic and climatic effects? in the Journal of Oceanography , Vol. 68 No. 1, 2012, comprising 10 chapters that cover a wide spectrum of topics. Topics range from the formation, circulation, and variability of mode waters to their dynamic effect... more...

  • Waves in Geophysical Fluidsby

    Springer Vienna 2007; US$ 179.00

    This volume - Waves in Geophysical Fluids - contains extended versions of the lec­ tures that were given at a summerschool in Centre International des Sciences Mecaniques (CISM), Udine, Italy, during the week of 11-15 July 2005. The subjects of the school covered: the formation of the very long tsunamis, the much shorter rogue waves taking place on... more...

  • Tsunami and its Hazards in the Indian and Pacific Oceansby

    Birkhäuser Basel 2007; US$ 89.95

    This volume features contributions from the first Meeting of the Tsunami Commission after the big 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. It presents consolidated findings based on hydrophone records, seismometer readings, and tide gauges. In addition, the volume provides reports of post-tsunami surveys and numerical simulations for tsunamis such as the... more...

  • Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanographyby Alfredo L. Aretxabaleta; Gregg R. Brooks; Nancy W. West

    National Science Teachers Association 2011; US$ 32.95

    Project Earth Science: Physical Oceanography, Revised 2nd Edition, immerses students in activities that focus on water, the substance that covers nearly three-quarters of Earth's surface. Eighteen ready-to-use, teacher-tested classroom activities and supplemental readings offer explorations and straightforward explanations to foster intuitive understanding... more...

  • Oceansby James Fargo Balliett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Covering 71 percent of the planet, oceans provided the unique environmental conditions necessary for the building blocks of life to form billions of years ago and continue to support life in important ways today--they are home to nearly 50% of all species on earth; they influence climate and weather patterns; they provide food and water for humankind.... more...

  • Oceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review, Volume 31by Margaret Barnes

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 175.00

    Volume 31 of Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review provides a carefully selected set of authoritative reviews of important topics in the broad field of marine science. The interest shown in oceanographical and marine biological work calls for a publication summarizing the results. For nearly 30 years Oceanography and Marine Biology: An... more...

  • Discover the Oceansby Lauri Berkenkamp; Chuck Forsman

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 13.95

    From both a historical and scientific point of view, above and below the surface, this engaging guide brings the world?s oceans to life through fun facts, illustrations, and in-depth information. Interactive activities appear throughout, ranging from making solar stills and simple fishing spears to experimenting with a homemade diving bell and figuring... more...

  • Developing Tsunami-Resilient Communitiesby E.N. Bernard

    Springer Netherlands 2005; US$ 179.00

    As the world grieves over the catastrophic loss of humanity from the 26 December 2004 tsunami, we must resolve to learn from nature?s lessons. This issue provides a framework and a set of tools to develop communities that are resilient to tsunami. This collection of papers represents a starting point on our new journey toward a safer world. The history... more...

  • Tsunami Alertby Oakley Brooks

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.80

    After the 2004 Asian Tsunami wiped out whole communities on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia’s West Sumatra province learnt a startling reality—they were next. A loosely allied bunch of scientists, students and ordinary citizens struggle to make sense of this suddenly precarious location, centering on the area capital of Padang and hurrying together... more...

  • Ocean Circulationby Joan Brown

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The first two chapters outline the causes of circulation patterns in the atmosphere and oceans, emphasizing the interactions between them. Chapter 3 deals with the surface circulation (including mesoscale eddies), using a minimum of mathematics. Chapter 4 reviews the history of ideas about ocean circulation (with special reference to the North Atlantic... more...