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Title   Climate and the Oceans 

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Author   VALLIS Geoffrey K  ISBN   9780691150284  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Princeton University Press  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Geog & Geol  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2011 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   Meteorology & climatology 
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Synopsis The oceans exert a vital moderating influence on the Earth's climate system. They provide inertia to the global climate, essentially acting as the pacemaker of climate variability and change, and they provide heat to high latitudes, keeping them habitable. "Climate and the Oceans" offers a short, self-contained introduction to the subject. This illustrated primer begins by briefly describing the world's climate system and ocean circulation and goes on to explain the important ways that the oceans influence climate. Topics covered include the oceans' effects on the seasons, heat transport between equator and pole, climate variability, and global warming. The book also features a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, and easy-to-follow mathematical treatments. "Climate and the Oceans" is the first place to turn to get the essential facts about this crucial aspect of the Earth's climate system. Ideal for students and nonspecialists alike, this primer offers the most concise and up-to-date overview of the subject available. This is the best primer on the oceans and climate. It is succinct and self-contained. It is accessible to students and nonspecialists. It serves as a bridge to more advanced material.

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