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  • The Agulhas Currentby J.R.E. Lutjeharms

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 269.00

    The Agulhas Current is one of the major currents of the world ocean. In the network of currents that connect the major ocean basins, it forms a key link. This linkage may be of critical importance in the way the ocean affects the earth's climate and climate change. Based on the research findings of 60 years, the author describes the origins of... more...

  • Modern Approaches to Data Assimilation in Ocean Modelingby P. Malanotte-Rizzoli

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 220.00

    The field of oceanographic data assimilation is now well established. The main area of concern of oceanographic data assimilation is the necessity for systematic model improvement and ocean state estimation. In this respect, the book presents the newest, innovative applications combining the most sophisticated assimilation methods with the most complex... more...

  • The Ocean Basinsby Open University

    Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 64.95

    This is an invaluable textbook, prepared by the Open University team and designed so that it can be read on its own or as part of the OU course. This second edition has been fully revised and updated including new colour illustrations increasing the striking spread of full colour diagrams throughout the book. The clarity of the text has been improved,... more...

  • Magnetic Stratigraphyby Meil D. Opdyke; James E.T. Channell

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 220.00

    Magnetic Stratigraphy is the most comprehensive book written in the English language on the subject of magnetic polarity stratigraphy and time scales. This volume presents the entirety of the known geomagneticrecord, which now extends back about 300 million years. The book includes the results of current research on sea floor spreading, magnetic... more...

  • The Oceanic Thermohaline Circulationby Hendrik M. van Aken

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Presents a global hydrographic description of the thermohaline circulation. This book also provides an introduction to the theoretical aspects of this phenomenon, and observational evidence for the theory. The hydrographic description and the observational evidence are based on data sources, mainly from the World Oceanographic Experiment (WOCE). more...

  • Physical Oceanographyby Markus Jochum; Raghu Murtugudde

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    Aims to provide scientists with a historical overview of the developments in physical oceanography. This book contains contributions from senior scientists on oceanographic observations, theory of physical oceanography and modelling. It illustrates how research is conducted in physical oceanography, which methods are used, and more. more...

  • Breaking Ocean Wavesby Eugene A. Sharkov

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Represents a comprehensive description of the physical findings of an investigation into the spatio-temporal characteristics of the gravity of breaking waves and the foam activity in open sea by methods and instruments of optical and microwave remote sensing. more...

  • Tsunamiby Edward Bryant

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    In the last three years, there have been three large tsunamis in the Indian Ocean, most notably the notorious one which struck on 26 December 2004 and killed more than 238,000 people. It was generated by one of the largest recorded earthquakes in the last 100 years. Such events occur about four times per century, mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Few scientists... more...

  • Ocean Wave Energyby Joao Cruz

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    Provides a global view on ocean wave energy conversion for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. This book is orientated to the practical solutions that this industry has found and the problems that any device may face. It describes the principles applied to machines that convert wave power in electricity. more...

  • Atmospheric and Oceanic Mesoscale Processesby Maithili Sharan; Sethu Raman

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    Understanding, modeling and prediction of mesoscale processes in the atmosphere, ocean and environmental systems, have gained importance in the last decade or so. This is because of the availability of more sophisticated observational systems, provided by technological innovations and more realistic simulations using advanced dynamical models. This... more...