Measuring Ocean Currents

Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place within them. This book fills that information gap as the first work that summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and instruments used for surface, subsurface, and abyssal ocean current measurements. Readers of this book will find a wealth of information on Lagrangian measurements, horizontal mapping, imaging, Eulerian measurements, and vertical profiling techniques. In addition, the book describes modern technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures, including HF Doppler radar systems, satellite-borne sensors, ocean acoustic tomography, and more. Crucial aspects of ocean currents are described in detail as well, including dispersion of effluents discharged into the sea and transport of beneficial materials—as well as environmentally hazardous materials—from one region to another. The book highlights several important practical applications, showing how measurements relate to climate change and pollution levels, how they affect coastal and offshore engineering activities, and how they can aid in tsunami detection. Coverage of measurement, mapping and profiling techniques Descriptions of technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures Reviews crucial aspects of ocean currents, including special emphasis on the planet-spanning thermohaline circulation, known as the ocean's "conveyor belt," and its crucial role in climate change

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  • Author : Antony Joseph
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • ISBN : 0123914280
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Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
  • Author : John H. Steele,Steve A. Thorpe,Karl K. Turekian
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 18 June 2010
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Ocean Currents is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current ocean current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles—all written by experts in their field—focuses on key ocean current concepts. Its topics include ocean currents, the circulation of deep water, the contrasting circulations of the seas, the circulation in fjords, estuaries and the effects of rivers, and the intermittency and variability

Measuring Ocean Currents

Measuring Ocean Currents
  • Author : Antony Joseph
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 12 August 2013
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Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place within them. This book fills that information gap as the first work that summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and instruments used for surface, subsurface,

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 February 2021
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Ocean Currents of the World: Physical Drivers in a Changing World opens with an introduction to ocean currents, covering basic principles of cause and effect, measurement and modeling, etc. The book is made up of a sequence of chapters covering distinct aspects of contrasting ocean currents: broad and slow, deep and shallow, narrow and swift, large-scale and small-scale, low latitudes and high latitudes, and moving in horizontal and vertical planes. Through this approach, the authors cover a range of applications-from

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  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 June 2021
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"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"

The Great Ocean Conveyor

The Great Ocean Conveyor
  • Author : Wally Broecker
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 January 2010
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Exploring the link between the ocean's currents and rapid climate change Wally Broecker is one of the world's leading authorities on abrupt global climate change. More than two decades ago, he discovered the link between ocean circulation and climate change, in particular how shutdowns of the Great Ocean Conveyor—the vast network of currents that circulate water, heat, and nutrients around the globe—triggered past ice ages. Today, he is among the researchers exploring how our planet's climate system can

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Ocean World Encyclopedia
  • Author : Donald G. Groves,Lee M. Hunt
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 21 June 1980
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More than four hundred illustrated, nontechnical articles summarize current knowledge concerning the physics, geology, geophysics, chemistry, and biology of the world's oceans and their adjacent seas

The Agulhas Current

The Agulhas Current
  • Author : Johann R.E. Lutjeharms
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 August 2006
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Based on the research findings of 60 years, the author describes the origins of the Agulhas Current, its behaviour, its influence on the adjacent continental shelf, its effect on local weather and its role in linking the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The text is well-illustrated and includes asides on the history of research on the Current. An exhaustive bibliography gives easy access to present knowledge on this important current system.

An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments

An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Assessment Committee
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 23 May 2013
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Increasing renewable energy development, both within the United States and abroad, has rekindled interest in the potential for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) resources to contribute to electricity generation. These resources derive from ocean tides, waves, and currents; temperature gradients in the ocean; and free-flowing rivers and streams. One measure of the interest in the possible use of these resources for electricity generation is the increasing number of permits that have been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents
  • Author : Catherine Halversen,Kevin Beals,Craig Strang
  • Publisher : Gems
  • Release : 21 June 2021
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What causes ocean currents? How do they affect the Earth's environment? How have they affected the course of human history? Students gain fascinating insights into our world through these innovative hands-on activities. Students explore how wind, temperature, salinity, and density set water into motion. They go on to learn how the ocean makes our climate habitable, provides oxygen and food, and transports nutrients, people and pollution around the globe. Learning is put in a real-world context as students study accounts