The Theory of Large-Scale Ocean Circulation

Cambridge University Press
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Mounting evidence that human activities are substantially modifying the Earth's climate brings a new imperative to the study of the ocean's large-scale circulation. This textbook provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the theory of large-scale ocean circulation, as it is currently understood and established. Students and instructors will benefit from the carefully chosen chapter-by-chapter exercises. This advanced textbook is invaluable for graduate students and researchers in the fields of oceanic, atmospheric and climate sciences, and other geophysical scientists, as well as physicists and mathematicians with a quantitative interest in the planetary fluid environment.
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R. M. Samelson is a Professor of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He received a B.S. in Physics from Stanford University, California and an M.S. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from Oregon State University. He was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award and has served as editor of the Journal of Physical Oceanography and on numerous scientific program and review committees. He has authored or co-authored more than seventy-five peer-reviewed scientific publications on topics in physical oceanography, atmospheric science and geophysical fluid dynamics, as well as a book on Lagrangian motion in geophysical flows and several book chapters on various aspects of physical oceanography and geophysical fluid dynamics. This book is based on lecture notes that he has developed over the past decade for a graduate course in large-scale ocean circulation theory at Oregon State University.

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Published on
Jun 27, 2011
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Pages
209
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ISBN
9781139499002
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Earth Sciences / General
Science / Earth Sciences / Oceanography
Science / Environmental Science
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