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    DescriptionFor advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, "Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics" is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. It is written at a mathematical level that is appealing for undergraduates. It provides a useful educational tool via laboratory demonstrations, which can be viewed over the web or on the accompanying CD-ROM. It contains simple and informative experiments.


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    Title
    Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics
    Subtitle
    An Introductory Text
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Marshall, By (author) R. Alan Plumb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 224 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780125586917
    ISBN 10: 0125586914
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI052000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16640
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000, SCI042000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI032000
    DC22: 551.5246, 551.5/246
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QC880.4.A8 M348 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: RBKC, RBP, PHVG
    Illustrations note
    Approx. 160 illustrations
    Publisher
    Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Academic Press Inc
    Publication date
    19 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego
    Review quote
    "Marshall and Plumb have nicely presented the basics of both meteorology and oceanography in this work. The book begins with a discusssion of atmospheric characteristics; the final chapter on climate and climatic variability nicely leads into the subject of global warming, and should be read by anyone with an interest in the future of the planet... Highly recommended." -- A.E. Staver, Northern Illinois University, in CHOICE, June 2008
    Table of contents
    1. Characteristics of the atmosphere. 2. The global energy balance. 3. The vertical structure of the atmosphere. 4. Convection. 5. The Meridional structure of the atmosphere. 6. The equations of fluid motion. 7. Balanced flow. 8. The general circulation of the atmosphere. 9. The ocena and its circulation. 10. The wind-driven circulation. 11. The thermohaline circulation of the ocean. 12. Climate and climate variability. 13. Appendices.