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Category: Oceanography

The Oceans and Climate by Grant R. Bigg

By Grant R. Bigg

The recent version of this profitable textbook has been thoroughly up to date, with broad new fabric on thermohaline tactics within the ocean and their hyperlink to either abrupt and longer-term weather switch. it will likely be a suitable direction and reference e-book for college students learning earth and environmental sciences, oceanography, meteorology and climatology. The ebook can be necessary for college students and academics of geography, physics, chemistry and biology. First version Hb (1996): 0-521-45212-0 First version Pb (1996): 0-521-58268-7

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Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean by Annalisa Griffa, A. D. Kirwan Jr., Arthur J. Mariano, Tamay

By Annalisa Griffa, A. D. Kirwan Jr., Arthur J. Mariano, Tamay Özgökmen, H. Thomas Rossby

Written through a gaggle of foreign specialists of their box, this booklet is a overview of Lagrangian remark, research and assimilation tools in actual and organic oceanography. This multidisciplinary textual content provides new effects on nonlinear research of Lagrangian dynamics, the prediction of particle trajectories, and Lagrangian stochastic types. It contains ancient details, up to date advancements, and hypothesis on destiny advancements in Lagrangian-based observations, research, and modeling of actual and organic platforms. Containing contributions from experimentalists, theoreticians, and modellers within the fields of actual oceanography, marine biology, arithmetic, and meteorology, this publication should be of significant curiosity to researchers and graduate scholars trying to find either functional functions and knowledge at the thought of delivery and dispersion in actual platforms, organic modelling, and knowledge assimilation.

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Analysis of Marine Samples in Search of Bioactive Compounds by Teresa Rocha-Santos, Armando C. Duarte

By Teresa Rocha-Santos, Armando C. Duarte

Seas and oceans supply quite a lot of temperature, strain, mild and chemical conditions thus permitting a large range of marine organisms from shallow coastal waters to the deep ocean. those assets can be utilized to procure new items and enhance providers, and in flip support to provide solutions to the demanding situations that have an effect on our planet, together with delivering a sustainable provide of foodstuff and effort, new commercial fabrics and approaches, new bioactive compounds, and new future health remedies. Marine compounds were pointed out as having antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, antimalarial, antiprotozoal, antituberculosis, and antiviral actions. the most important resources of those bioactive compounds are marine sponges, coelenterates, and microorganisms, through algae, echinoderms, tunicates, molluscs, and bryozoans.

The discovery of bioactive compounds from marine samples is a sizzling subject contemplating the present need for sustainable use of marine assets. This publication is a entire assessment of the analytical techniques employed within the discovery and characterization of bioactive compounds remoted from (all attainable) marine samples and offers destiny views of analytical methodologies. This assessment comprises an review of the sampling and training of extracts, the separation and isolation of bioactive compounds, their structural characterization and the applying of bioassays within the discovery of bioactive compounds.

  • Comprehensive insurance of analytical suggestions and applications
  • Clear diagrams to properly help very important topics
  • Real examples of functions of analytical innovations within the look for new bioactive compounds

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El Niño, La Niña, and the Southern Oscillation by S. George Philander

By S. George Philander

El Nino and the Southern Oscillation is by means of a ways the main remarkable phenomenon as a result of the interaction of ocean and surroundings. it may be defined neither in strictly oceanographic nor strictly meteorological phrases. This quantity presents a short background of the topic, summarizes the oceanographic and meteorological observations and theories, and discusses the hot advances in laptop modeling reviews of the phenomenon. Key positive factors* contains a complete and up to date study survey* Discusses intimately refined machine versions* offers a transparent exposition of the key difficulties which forestall extra actual predictions of El Nino

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Economic and Palaeoceanographic Significance of Contourite by A. R. Viana, M. Rebesco

By A. R. Viana, M. Rebesco

There has in recent times been a progress within the quantity and point of experiences of contourite deposits. latest experiences of contourites have significant strains of curiosity. One, propelled by means of the oil industry's non-stop circulate into more and more deep waters, issues their monetary importance. the opposite comprises the stratigraphic/ palaeoceanographic list of ocean stream alterations imprinted on contourite deposits that may be a key to realizing larger the weather ocean connection. the appliance of many alternative theoretical, experimental and empirical assets supplied through geophysics, sedimentology, geochemistry, petrology, scale modeling and box geology are utilized in the sixteen papers of this quantity, providing solutions to these major points. The papers are subdivided into significant different types (economic curiosity and stratigraphic/palaeoceanographic significance), with case experiences starting from well-documented drifts to new examples of contemporary and fossil sequence, related to a wide range of geographic and physiographic situations worldwide.Also to be had: THE planned look for THE STRATIGRAPHIC catch - distinctive e-book no. 254 - ISBN 1862391920 Submarine Slope structures - ISBN 1862391777

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Theory of planetary atmospheres : an introduction to their by Joseph W. Chamberlain

By Joseph W. Chamberlain

For complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in atmospheric, oceanic, and weather technological know-how, Atmosphere, Ocean and weather Dynamics is an introductory textbook at the circulations of the ambience and ocean and their interplay, with an emphasis on worldwide scales. it's going to supply scholars an exceptional seize of what the ambience and oceans seem like at the large-scale and why they appear that approach. The position of the oceans in weather and paleoclimate is additionally mentioned. the mix of observations, concept and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments units this article aside by means of making it obtainable to scholars without earlier education in meteorology or oceanography. * Written at a mathematical point that's attractive for undergraduates and starting graduate scholars * offers an invaluable academic device via a mixture of observations and laboratory demonstrations which might be considered over the internet * comprises directions on how you can reproduce the easy yet informative laboratory experiments * contains copious difficulties (with pattern solutions) to aid scholars study the cloth.

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Tsunami Science Four Years after the 2004 Indian Ocean by Phil R. Cummins, Laura S. L. Kong, Kenji Satake

By Phil R. Cummins, Laura S. L. Kong, Kenji Satake

The tragedy of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has resulted in a swift growth in technology directed at knowing tsunami and mitigating their chance. A amazing cross-section of this learn used to be awarded within the consultation: Tsunami new release and threat, on the foreign Union of Geodesy and Geophysics XXIV common meeting in Perugia, held in July of 2007. Over 100 displays have been made at this consultation, spanning themes starting from paleotsunami study, to nonlinear shallow-water concept, to tsunami threat and possibility evaluate. a variety of this paintings, in addition to different contributions from prime tsunami scientists, is released intimately within the 28 papers of this unique factor of natural and utilized Geophysics: Tsunami technology 4 Years After the Indian Ocean Tsunami. half I of this factor contains 14 papers overlaying the state of the art in tsunami modelling and risk overview. one other 14 papers are released partially II concentrating on observations and knowledge analysis.

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