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Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics #27: Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

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Publisher Comments:

With both the growing importance of integrating studies of air-sea interaction and the interest in the general problem of global warming, the appearance of the second edition of this popular text is especially welcome. Thoroughly updated and revised, the authors have retained the accessible, comprehensive expository style that distinguished the earlier edition. Topics include the state of matter near the interface, radiation, surface wind waves, turbulent transfer near the interface, the planetary boundary layer, atmospherically-forced perturbations in the oceans, and large-scale forcing by sea surface buoyancy fluxes. This book will be welcomed by students and professionals in meteorology, physical oceanography, physics and ocean engineering.

Synopsis:

The edition is an updated account of the transfer of energy, matter and momentum between the atmosphere and the ocean. It covers atmospheric, oceanographic and climatological problems affected by air-sea interactions, and emphasizes an understanding of the physical processes involved.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-349) and indexes.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts

1.1. Notation

1.2. Conservation Equations

1.3. Turbulence and Turbulent Transport

1.4. Statistical Description of Fluctuating Quantities

1.5. Scaling Techniques and Similarity Relations

2. The State of Matter Near the Interface

2.1. Sea Water

2.2. Moist Air

2.3. The Liquid-Gas Interface

2.4. Bubbles and Spray

2.5. Sea Ice

3. Radiation

3.1. Definitions

3.2. Solar Radiation

3.3. Terrestrial Radiation

3.4. Empirical Formulas for Estimating the Surface Radiation Budget

4. Surface Wind Waves

4.1. Basic Dynamics of Harmonic Waves in Fluids

4.2. Small Amplitude Waves at the Air-Sea Interface

4.3. Second-Order Quantities and Approximations

4.4. Sources and Sinks of Surface Wave Energy

4.5. The Evolution and Parameterization of Surface Wave Spectra

5. Turbulent Transfer Near the Interface

5.1. The Structure of the Interface and Adjacent Layers

5.2. The Effect of Stratification

5.3. Dynamic Interactions Between Wind and Sea Surface

5.4. Transport of Trace Gases Across the Interface

5.5. The Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and the Energy Budget

5.6. Methods to Observe the Fluxes in the Atmospheric Surface Layer

6. The Planetary Boundary Layer

6.1. The Ekman Boundary Layer

6.2. Coherent Structures in the Planetary Boundary Layer

6.3. Parametric Representation of PBL Fluxes and Profiles

6.4. Mixed-Layer Models

7. Atmospherically-Forced Perturbations in the Oceans

7.1. Perturbations of a Shallow, Homogenous Ocean

7.2. The Two-Layer Ocean Model

7.3. Internal Inertio-Gravity Waves

7.4. The Response of the Open Ocean to Moving Cyclonic Storms

7.5. The Effect of Lateral Boundaries on Wind-Forced Perturbations

7.6. Rossby or Planetary Waves

7.7. Equatorial Currents and Perturbations

8. Large-Scale Forcing by Sea Surface Buoyancy Fluxes

8.1. The Predominant Direction and Variability of Air-Sea Interactions

8.2. Deep Convection

8.3. The Tropical Atmosphere

8.4. Some Low-Frequency Ocean-Atmosphere Feedback Processes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195066180
Author:
Kraus, Eric B.
Author:
Kraus, E. B.
Author:
null, Eric B.
Author:
null, Joost A.
Author:
Businger, Joost A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Oceanography
Subject:
Ocean-atmosphere interaction
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Oceanography
Subject:
Atmospheric Science | Meteorology
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics
Series Volume:
103-8no. 27
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
84 illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.22x6.30x1.20 in. 1.72 lbs.

Related Subjects

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