GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences

Atlantic Water in the Nordic Seas

Properties, Variability, Climatic Importance

Authors: Walczowski, Waldemar

  • The issue of climate change in the Arctic raised in the book is very important and actual
  • The book presents the results of the development of a unique set of observational data
  • The book is written in an accessible way and can be useful for a wide range of Arctic researchers
  • The analysis and interpretation of the data is preceded by an introduction with a description of studied area of the Nordic Seas and processes taking place there
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The book presents a wide description of hydrographic conditions in the studied area of the Norwegian and Greenland Seas. Variability of the Atlantic Water properties have been presented on the basis of time series obtained from oceanographic measurements performed each summer from 2000 to 2007 by the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences. The warming observed in that period has been described in detail as well as cooling of the Atlantic Water flowing towards the Fram Strait in 2007. Furthermore, concepts regarding multi-branch structure of the West Spitsbergen Current have been presented, types of flows in individual branches as well as variability of the flows. Description of the structure, transports and variability of the sea currents is based mostly on hydrographic measurements and baroclinic calculations. The results confirm a leading role of the ocean in climate shaping and acknowledges the importance of the Thermohaline Circulation for the climate.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Waldemar, Walczowski

    Pages 1-20

  • The Nordic Seas

    Waldemar, Walczowski

    Pages 21-40

  • Methodology of Measurements and Data Analysis

    Waldemar, Walczowski

    Pages 41-52

  • Properties of the Atlantic Water in 2000–2007

    Waldemar, Walczowski

    Pages 53-78

  • Structure and Variability of the Atlantic Water on the Transects

    Waldemar, Walczowski

    Pages 79-109

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01279-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01278-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34670-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlantic Water in the Nordic Seas
Book Subtitle
Properties, Variability, Climatic Importance
Authors
Series Title
GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01279-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01279-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01278-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34670-0
Series ISSN
2190-5193
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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