Synopses & Reviews
This second edition retains the general structure of the first edition, but
has been updated in the light of recent oceanographic research, and improved
as a teaching text on the basis of feedback from past students and other
Notable additions include new sections addressing the topic of
numerical modelling, and more discussion of natural oscillations in the
ocean-atmosphere system (previously confined to the El Niño phenomenon). In
particular, the Chapter on the North Atlantic now includes a discussion of
the North Atlantic Oscillation, as well as of the Great Salinity Anomaly. In
the final Chapter, treatment of water mass formation has been updated to
reflect recent ideas about the processes involved and how they relate to
climatic change over different time-scales, from decades to millennia.
High quality full colour diagrams
Substantial chapter summaries ideal for revision
Answers, hints and notes for questions at back of the book
'The charts, figures, and images are excellent for teaching.'
Dr David L Porter, John Hopkins University
...provides a broad overview of the concepts of ocean circulation, including ocean-atmosphere interaction, global fluxes, surface circulation, the North Atlantic subtropical gyre, and other major systems, including El Nino. This edition presents new material on water mass formation, numerical modeling, and natural oscillations in the ocean-atmosphere system. It contains numerous color illustrations as well as problems for students to solve and summaries at the end of each chapter. -Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, April 2002
nd natural oscillations in the ocean-atmosphere system. It contains numerous color illustrations as well as problems for students to solve and summaries at the end of each chapter. -Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, April 2002
Retaining the structure of the first edition of "Ocean Circulation", this second edition includes new sections on numerical modelling and greater coverage of natural oscillations in the ocean-atmosphere system.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction; The atmosphere and the ocean; Ocean currents; The North Atlantic gyre: observations and theories; Other major current systems; Global fluxes and the deep circulation; Suggested further reading; Answers and comments to questions.