Indian Ocean Biogeochemical Processes and Ecological by Jerry D. Wiggert, Raleigh R. Hood, S. Wajih A. Naqvi,

By Jerry D. Wiggert, Raleigh R. Hood, S. Wajih A. Naqvi, Kenneth H. Brink, Sharon L. Smith

Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

Indian Ocean Biogeochemical techniques and Ecological Variability presents a synthesis of present wisdom on Indian Ocean biogeochemistry and ecology and an advent to new ideas and topical paradigm demanding situations. It additionally studies at the improvement of extra extensive/frequent observational means being deployed within the Indian Ocean. This represents the 1st number of syntheses that emphasize a basin-wide standpoint, and the contributing authors contain probably the most esteemed oceanographers and Indian Ocean specialists on this planet. the quantity is derived from invited plenary talks that have been offered on the preliminary Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and environment learn (SIBER) workshop held on the nationwide Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa, India, in October 2006.

The quantity discusses

  • The overlying actual tactics set by way of monsoonal forcing and the way those keep an eye on organic creation and variability
  • Nutrient biking and limitation
  • Pelagic carbon biking and air-sea exchange
  • Benthic biogeochemistry and ecology
  • The impression of weather and human actions on biogeochemistry and ecosystems.

The readership for this publication will include educational and governmental researchers attracted to exploring how oceanographic, atmospheric, and hydrological approaches mix to set up the environmental environment that helps and drives the pelagic process and that are particularly correct to figuring out the complicated biogeochemical and ecological interactions within the Indian Ocean.

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Atlas of Bedforms in the Western Mediterranean by Jorge Guillén, Juan Acosta, Francesco Latino Chiocci, Albert

By Jorge Guillén, Juan Acosta, Francesco Latino Chiocci, Albert Palanques

This atlas illustrates the features of present-day bedforms, from the coastline to deep-sea environments, and it's also brief experiences of the most mechanisms that generate such bedforms. The atlas is geared toward the examine neighborhood, as well as scholars, the general public at huge and corporations with pursuits within the marine setting. The publication is split into seven sections composed of a couple of brief chapters: 1) bedform research and the most actual approaches, 2) bedforms within the coastal region, three) bedforms on prodeltas and taken care of bedforms, four) bedforms at the continental shelf, five) bedforms and benthos, 6) bedforms in submarine canyons and seven) slope and deep-sea bedforms. This atlas deals a accomplished, although no longer exhaustive, view of the range of bedforms and linked methods and of the morphological and temporal scales within the enclosed tideless western Mediterranean Sea.

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Ocean Wave Modeling by (auth.)

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Early in 1979, a gaggle of wave researchers proposed a wave version inter­ comparability research to explain the interrelations latest one of the quite a few wave types which were constructed in earlier years for real-time wave forecasting, wave facts compilations, or hindcast case reports. the assumption was once instantly welcomed by means of the wave modeling group, and, ultimately, 9 wave modeling teams from the us, Japan, and Europe participated within the workout. The crucial result of this paintings are offered the following together via the ocean Wave Modeling undertaking (swAMP) workforce (the contributors of that are indexed in Appendix A). Descriptions of the versions utilized in the examine are given partially II of this quantity. A extra entire documentation of the complete set of numerical experiments is given partially 2 of the ocean Wave Modeling undertaking (SWAMP team, 1982). the most goal of the intercomparison examine was once to check our current knowing of the physics of . wind-generated floor waves from the perspective of wave modeling. in particular, we needed to explain the fundamental interdependence among realizing the physics of floor waves, repre­ senting the physics numerically, and predicting quantitatively the particular space-time evolution of a two-dimensional floor wave spectrum for a given wind box. It used to be no longer our motive to hold out a version festival. during this experience there have been no winners or losers: all versions may declare particular powerful issues, and all displayed weaknesses in a few areas.

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Risk and Decision Analysis in Maintenance Optimization and by M.J. Kallen and S.P. Kuniewski

By M.J. Kallen and S.P. Kuniewski

The overdue professor J.M. Van Noortwijk (1961-2008) labored to bridge the perform of mathematical modeling with fixing complicated difficulties within the box of civil engineering. He built complicated probabilistic and statistical versions and made those available to engineers operating in such components as structural reliability, hydraulic engineering and upkeep optimization. This e-book comprises an outline of his paintings and a suite of twelve papers awarded on the symposium held in his honor at the twenty fourth of November, 2009, in Delft, the Netherlands. the subjects lined by way of those contributions comprise the elicitation of specialists opinion, condition-based upkeep optimization utilizing the gamma technique, and the overview and administration of flood hazards. They current the most recent advancements by way of his friends of their respective fields.IOS Press is a world technology, technical and clinical writer of fine quality books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. many of the parts we put up in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All facets of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban reports -Arms keep an eye on -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle by Steven R. Emerson, John I. Hedges

By Steven R. Emerson, John I. Hedges

The rules of chemical oceanography offer perception into the approaches regulating the marine carbon cycle. The textual content bargains a heritage in chemical oceanography and an outline of the way chemical components in seawater and ocean sediments are used as tracers of actual, organic, chemical and geological tactics within the ocean. the 1st seven chapters current easy issues of thermodynamics, isotope systematics and carbonate chemistry, and clarify the impression of lifestyles on ocean chemistry and the way it has developed within the contemporary (glacial-interglacial) prior. this can be by means of themes necessary to knowing the carbon cycle, together with natural geochemistry, air-sea fuel trade, diffusion and response kinetics, the marine and surroundings carbon cycle and diagenesis in marine sediments. Figures can be found to obtain from www.cambridge.org/9780521833134. excellent as a textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduates in oceanography, environmental chemistry, geochemistry and earth technological know-how and a important reference for researchers in oceanography.

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The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective by Helge Drange, Trond Dokken, Tore Furevik, Rudiger Gerdes,

By Helge Drange, Trond Dokken, Tore Furevik, Rudiger Gerdes, Wolfgang Berger

Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The world's greatest confident temperature deviation from zonal suggest temperatures lies in the realm of the Nordic Seas, comprising our bodies of water variously often called the Norwegian Sea, the Iceland Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Its function as a blending cauldron for waters getting into from the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans, and its functionality as an incredible resource of deep and abyss water, make our realizing of the Nordic Seas a very important point in advancing the data of weather dynamics within the Northern Hemisphere. during this context, its small quantity (covering in basic terms 0.75% of the realm of the world's oceans) and its detailed position, which permits for accessibility and distinct exploration, are of unique value. the present ebook speaks to that importance in particular and in addition to assessing the region's current and destiny reaction to, and effect on, international weather switch. it's the first such paintings considering that B. G. Hurdle's groundbreaking The Nordic Seas (published in 1986).Content:

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Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction (6th by Lynne D. Talley, George L. Pickard, William J. Emery, James

By Lynne D. Talley, George L. Pickard, William J. Emery, James H. Swift

The 6th version of Descriptive actual Oceanography provides an creation to descriptive actual oceanography for complex undergraduates and graduate scholars. The emphasis is on large-scale oceanography, established regularly in observations, with a few issues from waves and coastal oceanography additionally incorporated. themes contain the actual houses of seawater, warmth and salt budgets, instrumentation, info research equipment, introductory dynamics, oceanography and weather variability of every of the oceans and of the worldwide ocean, and short introductions to the actual surroundings, waves, and coastal oceanography.

* elevated ocean basin descriptions, together with ocean weather variability, emphasizing dynamical context

* New chapters on international ocean flow and introductory ocean dynamics

* significant other site containing PowerPoint figures, supplemental chapters, and functional workouts for examining a world ocean info set utilizing Java OceanAtlas

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Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King by Brad Matsen

By Brad Matsen

An unparalleled and masterfully instructed biography of Jacques Cousteau that unearths for the 1st time the interesting and compelling person in the back of this recognized tv personality.

Inventor of the aqualung and fearless scuba diver, Jacques Cousteau spread out the sea to a mass viewers for the 1st time. the following, with the cooperation of a few of the topics closest confidants and relatives, Brad Matsen makes transparent the entire photograph of his impressive lifestyles, displaying the daddy, army guy, inventor, entrepreneur, and adventurer in the back of the general public face. Vividly conveying the folk, the technology, and the entice of the ocean that formed Cousteau's lifestyles, Matsen paints a luminous portrait of a guy who profoundly replaced the way in which we are living on our planet.

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