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The large-scale oceanic currents that redistribute heat, salt and momentum in the top kilometer of water are driven by the mechanical stress exerted by the winds at the air-sea interface. In turn, the surface winds are shaped by the north-south temperature differences in the atmosphere. The temperature gradients in the atmosphere, largely determined by the sun's differential heating, are mitigated by the poleward heat transport due to the oceanic currents and the atmospheric flows. Thus, the ocean and the atmosphere work together to make our planet livable. Understanding the partitioning of heat transport between atmospheric and oceanic components, and how fluctuations arise because of the mutual interaction of the two systems, is a crucial aspect of climate dynamics.
For advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in atmospheric, oceanic, and climate science, Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics is an introductory textbook on the circulations of the atmosphere and ocean and their interaction, with an emphasis on global scales. It will give students a good grasp of what the atmosphere and oceans look like on the large-scale and why they look that way. The role of the oceans in climate and paleoclimate is also discussed. The combination of observations, theory and accompanying illustrative laboratory experiments sets this text apart by making it accessible to students with no prior training in meteorology or oceanography. Undergraduate or master-course students in meteorology, oceanography and climatology are the main target. The book begins with a discusssion of atmospheric characteristics; the final chapter on climate and climatic variability nicely leads into the subject of global warming, and should be read by anyone with an interest in the future of the planet. Highly recommended.
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