Understanding the Global Ocean
Author: Carl Wunsch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866537
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 3387
With the advent of computers, novel instruments, satellite technology, and increasingly powerful modeling tools, we know more about the ocean than ever before. Yet we also have a new generation of oceanographers who have become increasingly distanced from the object of their study. Ever fewer scientists collect the observational data on which they base their research. Instead, many download information without always fully understanding how far removed it is from the original data, with opportunity for great misinterpretation. This textbook introduces modern physical oceanography to beginning graduate students in marine sciences and experienced practitioners in allied fields. Real observations are strongly emphasized, as are their implications for understanding the behavior of the global ocean. Written by a leading physical oceanographer, Modern Observational Physical Oceanography explains what the observational revolution of the past twenty-five years has taught us about the real, changing fluid ocean. Unlike any other book, it provides a broad and accessible treatment of the subject, covering everything from modern methods of observation and data analysis to the fluid dynamics and modeling of ocean processes and variability. Fully illustrated in color throughout, the book describes the fundamental concepts that are needed before delving into more advanced topics, including internal-inertial waves, tides, balanced motions, and large-scale circulation physics. Provides an accessible introduction to modern physical oceanography Written by a leading physical oceanographer Emphasizes real observations of the fluid ocean Features hundreds of color illustrations An online illustration package is available to professors
Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography
Author: Richard E. Thomson,William J. Emery
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123877830
Category: Science
Page: 728
View: 6809
Physical Oceanography
A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB
Author: Reza Malek-Madani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439898294
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
View: 1777
Accessible to advanced undergraduate students, Physical Oceanography: A Mathematical Introduction with MATLAB® demonstrates how to use the basic tenets of multivariate calculus to derive the governing equations of fluid dynamics in a rotating frame. It also explains how to use linear algebra and partial differential equations (PDEs) to solve basic initial-boundary value problems that have become the hallmark of physical oceanography. The book makes the most of MATLAB’s matrix algebraic functions, differential equation solvers, and visualization capabilities. Focusing on the interplay between applied mathematics and geophysical fluid dynamics, the text presents fundamental analytical and computational tools necessary for modeling ocean currents. In physical oceanography, the fluid flows of interest occur on a planet that rotates; this rotation can balance the forces acting on the fluid particles in such a delicate fashion to produce exquisite phenomena, such as the Gulf Stream, the Jet Stream, and internal waves. It is precisely because of the role that rotation plays in oceanography that the field is fundamentally different from the rectilinear fluid flows typically observed and measured in laboratories. Much of this text discusses how the existence of the Gulf Stream can be explained by the proper balance among the Coriolis force, wind stress, and molecular frictional forces. Through the use of MATLAB, the author takes a fresh look at advanced topics and fundamental problems that define physical oceanography today. The projects in each chapter incorporate a significant component of MATLAB programming. These projects can be used as capstone projects or honors theses for students inclined to pursue a special project in applied mathematics.
Author: Reza Malek-Madani
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439898294
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 456
View: 1777
Descriptive Physical Oceanography
An Introduction
Author: George L. Pickard,W. J. Emery
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483287262
Category: Science
Page: 343
View: 4563
The rapidly developing field of oceanography has necessitated the publication of a fifth edition of this classic textbook. The revised version provides an introduction to descriptive (synoptic) oceanography and contains updated information on topics such as the heat budget, instruments and in particular, the use of satellites. The sections on equatorial oceanography, sea-ice physics, distribution and El Nino have been completely rewritten. The book is further supplemented by text on thermohaline circulation, mixing and also coral reef oceanography.
Author: George L. Pickard,W. J. Emery
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483287262
Category: Science
Page: 343
View: 4563
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Author: John A. Knauss,Newell Garfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781478632504
Category:
Page: 310
View: 5262
Introduction to the Physical and Biological Oceanography of Shelf Seas
Author: John H. Simpson,Jonathan Sharples
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107377390
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 2821
Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle
Principles and Mechanisms
Author: Richard G. Williams,Michael J. Follows
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496778
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7155
This textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students presents a multidisciplinary approach to understanding ocean circulation and how it drives and controls marine biogeochemistry and biological productivity at a global scale. Background chapters on ocean physics, chemistry and biology provide students with the tools to examine the range of large-scale physical and dynamic phenomena that control the ocean carbon cycle and its interaction with the atmosphere. Throughout the text observational data is integrated with basic physical theory to address cutting-edge research questions in ocean biogeochemistry. Simple theoretical models, data plots and schematic illustrations summarise key results and connect the physical theory to real observations. Advanced mathematics is provided in boxes and appendices where it can be drawn on to assist with the worked examples and homework exercises available online. Further reading lists for each chapter and a comprehensive glossary provide students and instructors with a complete learning package.
Author: Richard G. Williams,Michael J. Follows
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496778
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7155
Waves in the Ocean and Atmosphere
Introduction to Wave Dynamics
Author: Joseph Pedlosky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662051311
Category: Science
Page: 264
View: 1727
A study of the fundamental theory of waves appropriate for first year graduate students in oceanography, meteorology and associated sciences. Starting with an elementary overview of the basic wave concept, specific wave phenomena are then examined, including: surface gravity waves, internal gravity waves, lee waves, waves in the presence of rotation, and geostrophic adjustment. Each wave topic is used to introduce either a new technique or concept in general wave theory. Emphasis is placed on connectivity between the various subjects and on the physical interpretation of the mathematical results. The book contains numerous exercises at the end of the respective chapters.
Author: Joseph Pedlosky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662051311
Category: Science
Page: 264
View: 1727
Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation
Author: Robert N. Miller
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461478
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 3597
Oceanography of Asian Marginal Seas
Author: K. Takano
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080870922
Category: Science
Page: 430
View: 4227
Advanced Physical Oceanographic Numerical Modelling
Author: James J. O'Brien
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401706271
Category: Science
Page: 608
View: 5571
Lectures on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Author: Rick Salmon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195355321
Category: Science
Page: 400
View: 635
Sea-Level Science
Understanding Tides, Surges, Tsunamis and Mean Sea-Level Changes
Author: David Pugh,Philip Woodworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028191
Category: Science
Page: 407
View: 3673
"Understanding Tides, Surges, Tsunamis and Mean Sea-Level Changes Sea levels change for many reasons and on many timescales, and extreme sea levels can result in catastrophic coastal flooding, such as the Katrina storm surge in 2005 or the Sumatra tsunami in 2004. As global sea level rises, and coastal populations increase, understanding sea-level processes becomes key to plan future coastal defence effectively"--
Author: David Pugh,Philip Woodworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107028191
Category: Science
Page: 407
View: 3673
Principles of Ocean Physics
Author: John R. Apel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483288056
Category: Science
Page: 634
View: 9475
Oceanography in 2025
Proceedings of a Workshop
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Oceanography in 2025: A Workshop
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309177399
Category: Science
Page: 198
View: 3194
On January 8 and 9, 2009, the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council, in response to a request from the Office of Naval Research, hosted the "Oceanography in 2025" workshop. The goal of the workshop was to bring together scientists, engineers, and technologists to explore future directions in oceanography, with an emphasis on physical processes. The focus centered on research and technology needs, trends, and barriers that may impact the field of oceanography over the next 16 years, and highlighted specific areas of interest: submesoscale processes, air-sea interactions, basic and applied research, instrumentation and vehicles, ocean infrastructure, and education. To guide the white papers and drive discussions, four questions were posed to participants: What research questions could be answered? What will remain unanswered? What new technologies could be developed? How will research be conducted?
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Oceanography in 2025: A Workshop
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309177399
Category: Science
Page: 198
View: 3194
Meteorology at the Millennium
Author: Robert P. Pearce
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008051149X
Category: Science
Page: 333
View: 2679
Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems
With Geophysical Fluid Applications
Author: Carl Wunsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456938
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7835
The problems of making inferences about the natural world from noisy observations and imperfect theories occur in almost all scientific disciplines. This 2006 book addresses these problems using examples taken from geophysical fluid dynamics. It focuses on discrete formulations, both static and time-varying, known variously as inverse, state estimation or data assimilation problems. Starting with fundamental algebraic and statistical ideas, the book guides the reader through a range of inference tools including the singular value decomposition, Gauss-Markov and minimum variance estimates, Kalman filters and related smoothers, and adjoint (Lagrange multiplier) methods. The final chapters discuss a variety of practical applications to geophysical flow problems. Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems is an ideal introduction to the topic for graduate students and researchers in oceanography, meteorology, climate dynamics, and geophysical fluid dynamics. It is also accessible to a wider scientific audience; the only prerequisite is an understanding of linear algebra.
Author: Carl Wunsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456938
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7835
The Gulf Stream
A Physical and Dynamical Description
Author: Henry Stommel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520033078
Category: Gulf Stream
Page: 248
View: 8623
Author: Henry Stommel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520033078
Category: Gulf Stream
Page: 248
View: 8623
The Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem
Author: Carl Wunsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521480901
Category: Mathematics
Page: 442
View: 7484
Observing the Oceans in Real Time
Author: R. Venkatesan,Amit Tandon,Eric D'Asaro,M. A. Atmanand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331966493X
Category: Science
Page: 323
View: 4587