Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

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Oxford University Press, Nov 10, 1994 - Science - 384 pages
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With both the growing importance of integrating studies of air-sea interaction and the interest in the general problem of global warming, the appearance of the second edition of this popular text is especially welcome. Thoroughly updated and revised, the authors have retained the accessible, comprehensive expository style that distinguished the earlier edition. Topics include the state of matter near the interface, radiation, surface wind waves, turbulent transfer near the interface, the planetary boundary layer, atmospherically-forced perturbations in the oceans, and large-scale forcing by sea surface buoyancy fluxes. This book will be welcomed by students and professionals in meteorology, physical oceanography, physics and ocean engineering.
 

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Contents

1 BASIC CONCEPTS
3
2 THE STATE OF MATTER NEAR THE INTERFACE
36
3 RADIATION
75
4 SURFACE WIND WAVES
103
5 TURBULENT TRANSFER NEAR THE INTERFACE
137
6 THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER
182
7 ATMOSPHERICALLY FORCED PERTURBATIONS IN THE OCEANS
238
8 LARGESCALE FORCING BY SEA SURFACE BUOYANCY FLUXES
292
REFERENCES
326
Author Index
351
Subject Index
356
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