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Author Vallis, Geoffrey K.
Title Climate and the oceans / Geoffrey K. Vallis.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012.

Author Vallis, Geoffrey K.
Series Princeton primers in climate
Princeton primers in climate.
Subject Oceanography -- Research.
Ocean circulation.
Ocean-atmosphere interaction.
Climatic changes.
Description 1 online resource (x, 231 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Basics of Climate; 2 The Oceans: A Descriptive Overview; 3 A Brief Introduction to Dynamics; 4 The Ocean Circulation; 5 The Ocean's Overall Role in Climate; 6 Climate Variability from Weeks to Years; 7 Global Warming and the Ocean; Notes; Further Reading; Glossary; References; Index.
ISBN 1400840627 (electronic bk.)
9781400840625 (electronic bk.)
9780691144672 (cloth)
0691144672 (cloth)
9780691150284 (pbk.)
0691150281 (pbk.)
OCLC # 759000862
Additional Format Print version: Vallis, Geoffrey K. Climate and the oceans. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012 9780691144672 (DLC) 2011014372 (OCoLC)711989042

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