Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle
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Ocean Dynamics and the Carbon Cycle

Principles and Mechanisms
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ISBN-13:
9780521843690
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.07.2011
Seiten:
404
Autor:
Richard G. Williams
Gewicht:
1072 g
Format:
253x197x25 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Presents a multidisciplinary and observational approach to introduce the physical processes that drive ocean biogeochemistry and global climate change.
Presents a multidisciplinary and observational approach to introduce the physical processes that drive ocean biogeochemistry and global climate change.
Preface; List of symbols; Part I. Introduction: 1. Why is the ocean important?; 2. An introductory view of the ocean; Part II. Fundamentals: 3. Transport fundamentals; 4. Physics fundamentals; 5. Fundamental biological processes; 6. Carbonate chemistry fundamentals; Part III. Physical Phenomena and their Biogeochemical Signals: 7. Seasonality of the upper ocean; 8. Ocean gyres and intense currents; 9. Ocean eddies; 10. Ventilation; 11. Cycling and transport of nutrients and carbon; 12. The deep ocean and meridional overturning; Part IV. Synthesis: 13. Integral frameworks; 14. A forward view; Appendix: mathematical definitions and momentum equations; Glossary; Answers; References; Index.
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. Presents a modern, multidisciplinary and observational approach to introduce the physical processes that drive ocean biogeochemistry and global climate change. Observational data, simple numerical models and schematic illustrations are integrated with basic physical theory to address fundamental research questions and explain how ocean circulation controls marine chemistry and biological productivity.