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Oceanography of the Ross Sea Antarctica

Antarctica

Editors: Spezie, Giancarlo, Manzella, Giuseppe M.R. (Eds.)

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The era of the exploration of the World Ocean is not yet over: some areas still lack an adequate number of observations. The relationships between the physical, chemical and biological processes, which sustain the life on this planet, are not yet fully understood. In short, knowledge of the oceans is still far from satisfactory. This book covers an important period in the study of one of the last investigated areas of the World Ocean: the Ross Sea, Antarctica. During the 1990s, long-term experiments were conducted in this area as part of the Climatic Long-term Interaction for the Mass balance in Antarctica (CLIMA) project of the Italian National Programme for Antarctic Research (PNRA), providing a wealth of oceanographic information. This book is an outcome of the CLIMA field obser­ vations and international collaborations with the most important programmes in the Ross Sea-Southern Ocean area. It contributes to the st!ldies of the spatial and temporal variability of Ross Sea water masses and circulation and their relation­ ship with the Southern Ocean circulation. A comprehensive review of historical data is offered, and new data sets are analysed. The studies presented in this book show that much progress has been achieved during the last decade, but large gaps in our understanding of the physical processes in the Ross Sea are still to be filled. However, these studies contribute significantly to the investigation of some specific aspects regarding the circula­ tion of the main water masses.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Thermohaline Data and Ocean Circulation on the Ross Sea Continental Shelf

    Pages 3-16

    Jacobs, S. S. (et al.)

  • Mapping the Thickness of Pancake Ice Using Ocean Wave Dispersion in SAR Imagery

    Pages 17-34

    Wadhams, P. (et al.)

  • Observations of the Dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Pacific Sector of the Southern Ocean

    Pages 37-50

    Zambianchi, E. (et al.)

  • Altimeter Data Analysis of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current

    Pages 51-65

    Simone, A. (et al.)

  • Upper Ocean Thermal Structure and Fronts Between New Zealand and the Ross Sea (Austral Summer 1994–1995 and 1995–1996)

    Pages 67-75

    Russo, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oceanography of the Ross Sea Antarctica
Book Subtitle
Antarctica
Editors
  • Giancarlo Spezie
  • Giuseppe M.R. Manzella
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2250-8
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2250-8
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-2252-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
288
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