Climate-Ocean Interaction
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Climate-Ocean Interaction

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Preface This book is the culmination of a workshop jointly organized by NATO and CEC on Climate-Ocean Interaction which was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University during 26-30 September 1988. The objective of the ARW was to assess the current status of research on climate-ocean interaction, with a major focus on the development of coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice models and their application in the study of past, present and possible future climates. This book contains 16 chapters divided into four parts: Introduction; Observations of the Climate of the Ocean; Modelling the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Sea Ice Components of the Climatic System; and Simulating the Variability of Climate on Short, Medium and Long Time Scales. A fifth part contains the reports of the five Working Groups on: Climate Observations, Modelling, ENSO Modelling and Prediction, Climate-Ocean Interaction on TIme Scales of Decades to Centuries, and Impact of Paleoclimatic Proxy Data on Climate Modelling. Preface ix Acknowledgements I thank Howard Cattle and Neil Wells for their guidance and assistance as members of the Workshop Organizing Committee. I particularly thank Michael Davey for all his efforts as Local Organizer to make the ARW a success. I also thank the staff of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, for their help with the arrangements for the ARW.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27.69mm | 1,650g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • XVI, 386 p.
  • 079230859X
  • 9780792308591

Table of contents

1: Introduction.- The Ocean as a Component of the Climate System.- 2: Observations of the Climate of the Ocean.- Observed Variations of Sea Surface Temperature.- Can Box Ocean Models Calibrated by Inverse Methods Provide a Means of Testing Ocean Circulation Models?.- 3: Modelling the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Sea Ice Components of the Climatic System.- General Circulation Modelling of the Atmosphere.- An Ocean Modelling System for Supercomputer Architectures of the 1990s.- Modelling Sea Ice for Climate Studies.- 4: Simulating the Variability of Climate on Short, Medium and Long Time Scales.- Interannual Variability in Coupled Tropical Atmosphere-Ocean Models.- Predictability of ENSO.- ENSO Modelling at MPI.- Specification and Variability of the Surface Forcing of the Ocean.- Ocean Models and the Inter-Basin Transport of Heat.- Extratropical Response to SST Anomalies and the Barotropic Model.- Modelling of Geochemical Tracers in the Ocean.- Diapycnal Mixing.- Climatic Change and Ocean Bottom Water Formation: Are We Missing Something?.- Reconstructions of Low and Middle Latitude Export Productivity, 30,000 Years BP to the Present: Implications for Global Carbon Reservoirs.- Global Estimation of Oceanic Eddy Transports from Satellite Altimetry?.- 5: Working Group Reports.- 1 Climate Observations.- 2 Modelling.- 3 ENSO Modelling and Prediction.- 4 Climate-Ocean Interaction on Time Scales of Decades to Centuries.- 5 Impact of Paleoclimatic Proxy Data on Climate Modelling.
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