By H. Charnock (auth.), Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, Allan R. Robinson (eds.)
One of the main the most important yet nonetheless very poorly understood themes of oceanographic technological know-how is the function of ocean techniques in contributing to the dynamics of weather and international switch. This publication offers a chain of excessive point lectures at the significant different types of ocean/atmosphere procedures. 3 of those significant matters are the point of interest of the lectures: (1) air--sea interplay methods; (2) water mass formation, dispersion and combining; (3) basic move, with particular emphasis at the thermohaline part. international examples on the planet ocean are supplied and mentioned within the lectures. In parallel, the Mediterranean Sea is a laboratory basin in offering analogues of the above international methods appropriate to weather dynamics. They contain the Mediterranean thermohaline stream with its personal `conveyor belt'; intermediate and deep water mass formation and changes, dispersion and combining. No different booklet within the box presents a evaluate of primary lectures on those procedures, coupled with worldwide examples and their Mediterranean analogues.