The Changing Ocean: Its Effects on Climate and Living Resources
The IOC Ocean Forum series was launched in 1994 with the objective of raising public awareness about specific matters of current interest concerning the oceans and their importance to humanity. To date there are five volumes, the Last three in English, French and Spanish. The authors (imminent authorities in their fields) provide decision-makers and the general public with necessary scientific information, expressed in a style accessible to the non-specialist, for rational decisions having an impact on the marine environment. The ocean, like our planet as a whole, is undergoing perpetual change. Its variations affect the climate, therefore the life sheltered within it must also adapt to these changes. With "'The Changing Ocean' Bruno Voituriez, co-author of "'El Nino: fact or fiction' (published in 1999 in the same series), retraces the evolution of oceanographic research, explaining in accessible language the mechanisms linking ocean dynamics with those of the atmosphere and marine ecosystems, as well as examining what the stakes are for the future development of oceanography; a science which, like meteorology before it, must become operational.
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A brief history of oceanography
Driving forces of the ocean currents
Oceanic variations climatic variations
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