Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the ...

Author: Kevin J. Noone

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780124076617

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate summarizes the current state of several threats to the global oceans. What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the Pacific region. Previous works usually have compiled local studies, which are essentially impossible to properly integrate to the global scale. The editors have engaged leading scientists in a number of areas, such as fisheries and marine ecosystems, ocean chemistry, marine biogeochemical cycling, oceans and climate change, and economics, to examine the threats to the oceans both individually and collectively, provide gross estimates of the economic and societal impacts of these threats, and deliver high-level recommendations. Nominated for a Katerva Award in 2012 in the Economy category State of the science reviews by known marine experts provide a concise, readable presentation written at a level for managers and students Links environmental and economic aspects of ocean threats and provides an economic analysis of action versus inaction Provides recommendations for stakeholders to help stimulate the development of policies that would help move toward sustainable use of marine resources and services
Categories: Science

Ocean Circulation and Climate

Ocean Circulation and Climate

Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book has a comprehensive index and unified reference list. The book is simple to read, at the undergraduate level.

Author: Gerold Siedler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123918510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 868

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The book represents all the knowledge we currently have on ocean circulation. It presents an up-to-date summary of the state of the science relating to the role of the oceans in the physical climate system. The book is structured to guide the reader through the wide range of world ocean circulation experiment (WOCE) science in a consistent way. Cross-references between contributors have been added, and the book has a comprehensive index and unified reference list. The book is simple to read, at the undergraduate level. It was written by the best scientists in the world who have collaborated to carry out years of experiments to better understand ocean circulation. Presents in situ and remote observations with worldwide coverage; Provides theoretical understanding of processes within the ocean and at its boundaries to other Earth System components; and Allows for simulating ocean and climate processes in the past, present and future using a hierarchy of physical-biogeochemical models
Categories: Business & Economics

Atmosphere Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Atmosphere  Ocean and Climate Dynamics

The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level ...

Author: John Marshall

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080556701

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 188

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students * Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web * Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments * Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.
Categories: Science

Oceans and Climate Change

Oceans and Climate Change

"Explains the effect that climate change is having on the oceans, including melting sea ice, rising sea levels, and its affect on marine life; includes glossary, additional resources, and index, "--

Author:

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ISBN: 0716627205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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"Explains the effect that climate change is having on the oceans, including melting sea ice, rising sea levels, and its affect on marine life; includes glossary, additional resources, and index, "--
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

To Follow the Water

To Follow the Water

In To Follow the Water, critically acclaimed author Dallas Murphy artfully recasts the story of human expansion and cultural development with the ocean playing the central role.

Author: Dallas Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786721658

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 601

In To Follow the Water, critically acclaimed author Dallas Murphy artfully recasts the story of human expansion and cultural development with the ocean playing the central role. Applying a novelist's eye for detail and a historian's drive for perspective, he connects the great ages of ocean exploration from Columbus, Magellan, and Cook to the development of modern oceanography. Letting scientists speak for themselves at sea and ashore, Murphy learns that oceanographers are not only observing and explaining the ocean's dynamic, global circulation, but also employing their skills, tools, and techniques to understand and predict climate change. To Follow the Water is an enlightening and entertaining voyage of discovery spanning the evolution of our relationship to the ocean, first as an impediment to human ambition, then as the pathway for Western expansion, and now, most important, as a subject of scientific study with immediate relevance to our future.
Categories: Nature

Climate Change and Ocean Governance

Climate Change and Ocean Governance

Offers a multidisciplinary edited volume on policy dimensions of climate change for the world's oceans, for researchers, policymakers and activists.

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108422482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 959

Multidisciplinary edited volume on policy dimensions of climate change for the world's oceans, for researchers, policymakers and activists.
Categories: Business & Economics

Oceans and Climate Change

Oceans and Climate Change

"Planet Earth is warming, causing climates to change. In [this book], learn how climate change is causing higher water temperatures, chemical changes to the oceans, and sea level rise." -- Back cover.

Author: David Dreier

Publisher:

ISBN: 0716627701

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 45

View: 662

"Planet Earth is warming, causing climates to change. In [this book], learn how climate change is causing higher water temperatures, chemical changes to the oceans, and sea level rise." -- Back cover.
Categories: Climatic changes

Climate and the Oceans

Climate and the Oceans

The book moves smoothly from fundamental principles to topics of current research interest, including natural climate variability, such as El Ni o, and the daunting challenge of man-made climate change, or global warming.

Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691150284

Category: Science

Page: 231

View: 492

Explores climate and oceans, providing a look at the basics of climate, a descriptive overview of the oceans, a brief introduction to dynamics, and coverage of other related topics.
Categories: Science

Fundamentals of Ocean Climate Models

Fundamentals of Ocean Climate Models

This book sets forth the physical, mathematical, and numerical foundations of computer models used to understand and predict the global ocean climate system.

Author: Stephen Griffies

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691187129

Category: Science

Page:

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This book sets forth the physical, mathematical, and numerical foundations of computer models used to understand and predict the global ocean climate system. Aimed at students and researchers of ocean and climate science who seek to understand the physical content of ocean model equations and numerical methods for their solution, it is largely general in formulation and employs modern mathematical techniques. It also highlights certain areas of cutting-edge research. Stephen Griffies presents material that spans a broad spectrum of issues critical for modern ocean climate models. Topics are organized into parts consisting of related chapters, with each part largely self-contained. Early chapters focus on the basic equations arising from classical mechanics and thermodynamics used to rationalize ocean fluid dynamics. These equations are then cast into a form appropriate for numerical models of finite grid resolution. Basic discretization methods are described for commonly used classes of ocean climate models. The book proceeds to focus on the parameterization of phenomena occurring at scales unresolved by the ocean model, which represents a large part of modern oceanographic research. The final part provides a tutorial on the tensor methods that are used throughout the book, in a general and elegant fashion, to formulate the equations.
Categories: Science

The Oceans

The Oceans

In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of tomorrow—and that if we continue to act recklessly, the consequences will be dire.

Author: Eelco Rohling

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691202648

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 459

The 4.4-billion-year history of the oceans and their role in Earth's climate system It has often been said that we know more about the moon than we do about our own oceans. In fact, we know a great deal more about the oceans than many people realize. Scientists know that our actions today are shaping the oceans and climate of tomorrow—and that if we continue to act recklessly, the consequences will be dire. Eelco Rohling traces the 4.4-billion-year history of Earth's oceans while also shedding light on the critical role they play in our planet's climate system. This timely and accessible book explores the close interrelationships of the oceans, climate, solid Earth processes, and life, using the context of Earth and ocean history to provide perspective on humankind's impacts on the health and habitability of our planet.
Categories: Science

The Oceans and Climate

The Oceans and Climate

Author: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822007466550

Category: Climat - Changements

Page: 40

View: 773

Categories: Climat - Changements

Atmosphere Ocean and Climate Dynamics

Atmosphere  Ocean and Climate Dynamics

The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level ...

Author: John Marshall

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080954499

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 603

For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates and beginning graduate students * Provides a useful educational tool through a combination of observations and laboratory demonstrations which can be viewed over the web * Contains instructions on how to reproduce the simple but informative laboratory experiments * Includes copious problems (with sample answers) to help students learn the material.
Categories: Science

Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content

Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content

This volume discusses topics such as: climate variability during the last deglaciation, based on a high-resolution pollen analysis; the potential impact of CO2 from large metropolitan areas over the adjacent coastal zones and the importance ...

Author: Pedro Duarte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048198216

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 847

Oceans and the Atmospheric Carbon Content, presents an interdisciplinary overview of the role of the oceans as a carbon sink and its relation with pH increasing trends and climate change. This volume discusses topics such as: climate variability during the last deglaciation, based on a high-resolution pollen analysis; the potential impact of CO2 from large metropolitan areas over the adjacent coastal zones and the importance of having high resolution atmospheric CO2 data to estimate accurately air-sea CO2 exchanges; present- day CO2 fluxes in the coastal ocean and their potential feedbacks under global climate change; phytoplankton community responses to climate change with emphasis on decreasing pH trends in sea water and its ecological effects; pH decrease and its effects on sea-water chemistry from a ten year time-series; the effect of acidification on metal bioaccumulation; the effects of increasing temperatures and acidification on contaminant dynamics and availability to biota; the prevention of potential environmental impacts related to the geological sequestration of CO2. The book provides an updated synthesis of current concerns related to global change trends in the oceans with a strong emphasis on acidification. The content draws attention to the importance of dealing with observed global change trends and their effects upon the oceans using an interdisciplinary approach due to their complexity and interlinks between different areas of knowledge.
Categories: Science

Climate Change and the Oceans

Climate Change and the Oceans

This detailed work draws together informed opinion from a range of disciplines to examine the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and review legal and policy responses to the rapidly changing ocean environment.

Author: Robin Warner

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781006160

Category: Nature

Page: 274

View: 580

Climate Change and the Oceans investigates the effects of climate change on the ocean environment and its implications for maritime activities, both globally and within the Asia Pacific region. This detailed work draws together informed opinion from a range of disciplines to examine the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and review legal and policy responses to the rapidly changing ocean environment. Issues including the effects on fisheries and marine biodiversity in the Asia Pacific region, maritime security, global shipping, marine jurisdiction and marine geo-engineering are also explored. Examining the multiple impacts of climate change on the oceans and ocean based solutions to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change, this thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to academics, researchers and students in the fields of law, environment, ecology and political science. Oceans and marine environmental policymakers will also find this to be an essential resource.
Categories: Nature

Research Handbook on Climate Change Oceans and Coasts

Research Handbook on Climate Change  Oceans and Coasts

This topical Research Handbook examines the legal intersections of climate change, oceans and coasts across multiple scales and sectors, covering different geographies and regions.

Author: Jan McDonald

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788112239

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 102

This topical Research Handbook examines the legal intersections of climate change, oceans and coasts across multiple scales and sectors, covering different geographies and regions. With expert contributions from Europe, Australasia, the Pacific, North America and Asia, it includes insightful chapters on issues ranging across the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal environments. It assesses institutional responses to climate change in ocean and marine governance regimes, adaptation to climate impacts on ocean and coastal systems and communities, and climate change mitigation in marine and coastal environments. Through a plurality of voices, disciplinary and geographical perspectives, this Research Handbook explores cross-cutting themes of institutional complexity, fragmentation, scale and design trade-offs.
Categories: Law

Oceans and Climate Change

Oceans and Climate Change

"Explains the effect that climate change is having on the oceans, including melting sea ice, rising sea levels, and its affect on marine life; includes glossary, additional resources, and index, "--

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0716627108

Category:

Page:

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"Explains the effect that climate change is having on the oceans, including melting sea ice, rising sea levels, and its affect on marine life; includes glossary, additional resources, and index, "--
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The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change

The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change

By focusing on ocean processes in conjunction with other climatic elements, the authors of this volume address fundamental unresolved issues of climatology and paleoclimatology, including factors that may influence internal long-term ...

Author: Dan Seidov

Publisher: American Geophysical Union

ISBN: UCSD:31822031304793

Category: Nature

Page: 293

View: 860

Explores the role of the ocean in fast climate changes in the past and conceivable future. The first half of the 16 papers present data interpretation, hypotheses based on data analyses, and ideas that shed new light on past climates and their evolution. The remaining papers describe climate system models that focus on the global ocean, starting with simpler, ocean-only models that develop into full, three-dimensional models of entire climate systems. Topics include the key climate transitions during the Quaternary period, stochastic resonance in the North Atlantic, and the relationship between glacial- to-interglacial changes of ocean circulation and eolian sediment transport. No index. c. Book News Inc.
Categories: Nature

The Oceans and Climate

The Oceans and Climate

The Oceans and Climate Second Edition The oceans are an integral and
important part of the climate system . The Oceans and Climate introduces the
multi - disciplinary controls on air - sea interaction - physical , chemical and
biological ...

Author: Grant R Bigg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521016347

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 425

New edition of successful textbook that introduces the multi-disciplinary controls on air-sea interaction.
Categories: Science