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The Resource Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, edited by G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, (electronic book)

Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, edited by G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, (electronic book)

Label
Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean
Title
Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean
Statement of responsibility
edited by G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent results from modeling and observational studies demonstrate that the tropical Atlantic is a critical region for processes that maintain the meridional overturning circulation, such as cross-equatorial exchanges, and for sea surface temperature variability that impacts on climate variability of the coupled tropical ocean/atmosphere system. The theme of this book is the inter-hemispheric and inter-gyre exchanges of heat, salt and fresh water, while its goal is to improve the knowledge of the tropical Atlantic dynamics and how it affects the global ocean. A clear understanding of the dynamics of processes that affect the flow of mass and heat between the southern and the northern hemispheres in the upper few hundred meters in the tropical Atlantic and of those associated to the ocean circulation or to surface signals, from decadal, inter-annual to mesoscale periods, becomes necessary to better evaluate their contribution to the interhemispheric mass exchange. These processes are believed to be largely responsible in driving the sea surface temperature, which in turn, is a critical parameter to investigate ocean-atmospheric interactions. Output produced by regional models is also used to complement the observations and to provide additional information on their spatial and temporal variability. The subtropical cells, by bringing water masses subducted in the subtropics to the equator, and zonal currents investigated here contribute to the interhemispheric water exchange. Special attention is also given to the warm and salty anticyclonic rings shed by the North Brazil Current, which are now known to have a much broader impact, not only on interhemispheric water mass transfer, but also on the environment of remote regions. Observations from different sources are blended together, are used to validate model outputs and are also assimilated into models to obtain a more complete and accurate picture of the oceanic circulation and of its time evolution
Member of
Cataloging source
OPELS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC228.6.A73
LC item number
I55 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goni, G. J.
  • Malanotte-Rizzoli, Paola
Series statement
Elsevier oceanography series
Series volume
68
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean circulation
  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction
Label
Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, edited by G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
2012st9780444512673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 506 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780444512673
Issn
0422-9894
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, edited by G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
2012st9780444512673
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 506 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780444512673
Issn
0422-9894
Other physical details
ill. (some col.).
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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