Nato Science Series C:

Oceanic Circulation Models: Combining Data and Dynamics

Editors: Anderson, D.L.T., Willebrand, J. (Eds.)

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This book which is the outcome of a NATO-Advanced Study Institute on Mod­ elling the Ocean Circulation and Geochemical Tracer Transport is concerned with using models to infer the ocean circulation. Understanding our climate is one of the major problems of the late twentieth century. The possible climatic changes resulting from the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide and other trace gases are of primary interest and the ocean pla. ys a ma. jor role in determining the magnitude, temporal evolution and regional distribution of those changes. Because of the poor observational basis the ocean general circulation is not well understood. The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) which is now underway is an attempt to improve our knowledge of ocean dynamics and thermodynamics on global scales relevant to climate change. Despite those efforts, the oceanic data base is likely to remain scarce and it is crucial to use appropriate methods in order to extract the maximum amount of information from observations. The book contains a thorough analysis of methods to combine data of val'ious types with dynamical concepts, and to assimilate data directly into ocean models. The properties of geocl;temical tracers such as HC, He, Tritium and Freons and how they may be used to impose integral constraints on the ocean circulation are discussed.

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`In summary, the editors have assembled a rather well integrated collection of lectures... The book should be warmly recommended to anyone, wishing to enter this burgeoning oceanographic discipline.'
Pageoph 135 (1) 1991

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oceanic Circulation Models: Combining Data and Dynamics
Editors
  • D.L.T. Anderson
  • J. Willebrand
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
284
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1013-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1013-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0394-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6946-5
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 605
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