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The Oceans and Climateby Grant R. Bigg
Synopses & Reviews
The new edition of this successful textbook has been completely updated, with extensive new material on thermohaline processes in the ocean and their link to both abrupt and longer-term climate change. It will be an appropriate course and reference book for students studying earth and environmental sciences, oceanography, meteorology and climatology. The book will also be useful for students and teachers of geography, physics, chemistry and biology. First Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-45212-0 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-58268-7
New edition of successful textbook that introduces the multi-disciplinary controls on air-sea interaction.
About the Author
This is preliminary, as he's just about to move jobs: Grant R. Bigg is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia. He was Editor of the Royal Meteorological Society's magazine Weather from 1998 to 2003, and has served on the Council of the Society. He has published over seventy peer-reviewed papers and contributed to popular science magazines such as The Geographical Magazine.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The climate system; 2. Physical interaction between the ocean and atmosphere; 3. Chemical interaction of the atmosphere and ocean; 4. Biogeochemical interaction of the atmosphere and ocean; 5. Large-scale air-sea interaction; 6. The ocean and natural climatic variability; 7. The ocean and climatic change; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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