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Category: Oceanography

Floating Offshore Wind Farms by Laura Castro-Santos, Vicente Diaz-Casas

By Laura Castro-Santos, Vicente Diaz-Casas

This e-book offers an outline of floating offshore wind farms and makes a speciality of the industrial elements of this renewable-energy know-how. It provides monetary maps demonstrating the most charges, and explores quite a few vital features of floating offshore wind farms. It examines subject matters together with offshore wind generators, floating offshore wind systems, mooring and anchoring, in addition to offshore electric platforms. it's a fairly resource in gentle of the truth that such a lot water lots are deep and hence now not compatible for fastened offshore wind farms. A precious reference paintings for college kids and researchers attracted to naval and ocean engineering and economics, this ebook presents a brand new point of view on floating offshore wind farms, and makes an invaluable contribution to the present literature.

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Contemporary Issues in Estuarine Physics by Arnoldo Valle-Levinson

By Arnoldo Valle-Levinson

Estuaries are of excessive socioeconomic significance with 22 of the 32 biggest towns on the earth positioned on river estuaries. Estuaries compile fluxes of clean and saline water, in addition to fluvial and marine sediments, and comprise excessive organic range. more and more refined box remark know-how and numerical modeling have produced major advances in our realizing of the actual houses of estuaries during the last decade. This e-book introduces a category for estuaries prior to offering the fundamental physics and hydrodynamics of estuarine circulate and many of the components that vary it in time and house. It then covers precise themes on the leading edge of study resembling turbulence, fronts in estuaries and continental cabinets, low influx estuaries, and implications of estuarine shipping for water caliber. Written by way of best specialists on estuarine and lagoon hydrodynamics, this quantity offers a concise origin for tutorial researchers, complicated scholars and coastal source managers.

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Brazilian Beach Systems by Andrew D. Short, Antonio Henrique da F. Klein

By Andrew D. Short, Antonio Henrique da F. Klein

This booklet is set the greater than 4,000 seashore structures that shape many of the 9000 km lengthy Brazilian coast. It specializes in the shorelines of every of the seventeen coastal states and 3 oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and standing. it's a needs to for someone who desires to comprehend extra approximately this nice coast and its seashore platforms. this is often the 1st ebook ever written concerning the seashore platforms of Brazil, and really the first actual in regards to the seashores of a complete nation. The Brazilian coast extends from the powerful Amazon River and its muddy seashores within the north to 1 of the world’s longest sandy shores within the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It comprises each seashore variety from wave to tide-dominated which differ in size from small embayed shores to lengthy barrier beaches.

The e-book is written via best Brazilian lecturers and researchers and goals on the collage point industry, in addition to coastal scientists, engineers and executives. usual clinical terminology is used to explain the coast and its seashores. it truly is illustrated with greater than four hundred unique figures and serves as a benchmark textual content at the Brazilian coast.

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The Dynamics of Coastal Models by Clifford J. Hearn

By Clifford J. Hearn

Coastal basins are outlined as estuaries, lagoons, and embayments. This booklet bargains with the technology of coastal basins utilizing easy types, a lot of that are offered in both analytical shape or Microsoft Excel or MATLAB. The publication introduces uncomplicated hydrodynamics and its purposes, from using basic field and one-dimensional types to circulate over coral reefs. The e-book additionally emphasizes types as a systematic software in our figuring out of coasts, and introduces the worth of the main sleek versatile mesh mixed wave-current versions. Examples from shallow basins world wide illustrate the wonders of the clinical procedure and the ability of straightforward dynamics. This booklet is perfect to be used as a complicated textbook for graduate scholars and as an creation to the subject for researchers, specially these from different fields of technological know-how desiring a uncomplicated realizing of the fundamental principles of the dynamics of coastal basins.

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Frontiers in Turbulence and Coherent Structures: Proceedings by Jim Denier, Jorgen Frederiksen

By Jim Denier, Jorgen Frederiksen

This ebook is predicated at the complaints of the COSNet/CSIRO Workshop on Turbulence and Coherent buildings held on the Australian nationwide collage in Canberra in January 2006. It codifies contemporary advancements in our figuring out of the dynamics and statistical dynamics of turbulence and coherent buildings in fluid mechanics, atmospheric and oceanic dynamics, plasma physics, and dynamical platforms thought. It brings jointly articles via the world over acclaimed researchers from worldwide together with Dijkstra (Utrecht), Holmes (Princeton), Jimenez (UPM and Stanford), Krommes (Princeton), McComb (Edinburgh), Chong (Melbourne), Dewar (ANU), Watmuff (RMIT) and Frederiksen (CSIRO). The publication will end up an invaluable source for researchers in addition to delivering a very good reference for graduate scholars operating during this frontier sector.

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A Strategic Vision for NSF Investments in Antarctic and by Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences,

By Engineering, and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Polar Research Board, Committee on the Development of a Strategic Vision for the U.S. Antarctic Program

Antarctic and Southern Ocean medical examine has produced a big selection of significant and interesting medical advances. Spanning oceanography to tectonics, microbiology to astrophysics, the intense Antarctic surroundings offers distinct possibilities to extend our wisdom approximately how our planet works or even the very origins of the universe. examine at the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic ice sheets is changing into more and more pressing not just for figuring out the way forward for the quarter but in addition its interconnections with and affects on many different components of the globe.

The U.S. nationwide technology origin (NSF) presents U.S. researchers with extensive entry to the continent and its surrounding ocean. A Strategic imaginative and prescient for NSF Investments in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research identifies priorities and strategic steps ahead for Antarctic examine and observations for the subsequent decade. This survey offers a decadal imaginative and prescient for strategic investments in compelling learn and the infrastructure most important for assisting this examine. This record makes techniques for high-priority, larger-scale, community-driven examine projects that handle questions poised for major strengthen with the subsequent many years. This record additionally outlines a roadmap in which the imaginative and prescient and those priorities might be met.

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Linear Water Waves by N. Kuznetsov V. Maz'ya B. Vainberg

By N. Kuznetsov V. Maz'ya B. Vainberg

This ebook offers a self-contained and updated account of mathematical leads to the linear idea of water waves. The learn of waves has many functions, together with the prediction of habit of floating our bodies (ships, submarines, tension-leg systems etc.), the calculation of wave-making resistance in naval structure, and the outline of wave styles over backside topography in geophysical hydrodynamics. the 1st part offers with time-harmonic waves. 3 linear boundary worth difficulties function the approximate mathematical types for all these water waves. the following part makes use of a plethora of mathematical innovations within the research of those 3 difficulties. The thoughts utilized in the e-book comprise quintessential equations in keeping with Green's features, quite a few inequalities among the kinetic and power power and crucial identities that are quintessential for proving the individuality theorems. The so-called inverse technique is utilized to developing examples of non-uniqueness, frequently often called 'trapped nodes.'

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Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography, Third by Richard E. Thomson

By Richard E. Thomson

Data research tools in actual Oceanography, 3rd Edition is a realistic connection with verified and sleek info research strategies in earth and ocean sciences. Its 5 significant sections handle info acquisition and recording, info processing and presentation, statistical tools and mistake dealing with, research of spatial facts fields, and time sequence research tools. The revised Third Edition updates the instrumentation used to assemble and learn actual oceanic information and provides new options together with Kalman Filtering. also, the sections protecting spectral, wavelet, and harmonic research suggestions are thoroughly revised when you consider that those options have attracted major awareness over the last decade as extra actual and effective info accumulating and research methods.

  • Completely up-to-date and revised to mirror new filtering concepts and significant updating of the instrumentation used to gather and study data
  • Co-authored through scientists from academe and undefined, either one of whom have greater than 30 years of expertise in oceanographic learn and box work
  • Significant revision of sections protecting spectral, wavelet, and harmonic research techniques
  • Examples handle general information research difficulties but give you the reader with formulaic "recipes” for operating with their very own data
  • Significant enlargement to 350 figures, illustrations, diagrams and photos

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