The Sea, Volume 13: The Global Coastal Ocean: Multiscale Interdisciplinary Processes (The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the

The Sea, Volume 13: The Global Coastal Ocean: Multiscale Interdisciplinary Processes (The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the

By: Kenneth H. Brink (editor), Allan R. Robinson (editor)Hardback

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A continuing, comprehensive and timely survey of the state of knowledge of ocean science, this distinguished series provides an overview of research frontiers as ocean science progresses. Areas covered include physical, biological, and chemical oceanography, marine geology, and geophysics and the interactions of the oceans with the atmosphere, the solid earth, and ice. Because ocean science is evolving so rapidly, straining the boundaries of traditional sub-disciplines, interdisciplinary topics have a special place in this series--including those topics related to the application of ocean science, for example, to ocean technology, marine operations, and the resources of the sea. As a treatise on advances and new developments, each topical volume starts with fundamentals and covers recent progress, so as to provide a balanced account of how oceanography is evolving. Previous volumes (1-12) in the series are now available from Harvard University Press. In the manifold, multidisciplinary efforts of science to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of the series The Sea focus on two of the most important components in the interdisciplinary field of ocean science today--the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical-biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics. Comprehensive, definitive studies, these volumes chart the real progress being made by ocean scientists in achieving lasting scientific understanding; specifically, they address issues surrounding significant applications--for coastal regions and in general--such as: the development of monitoring and prediction systems; functionality and stability of ecosystems; eutrophication; harmful algae blooms; habitat modification; and regime shift. Intended as companion volumes to Volumes 10 and 11 on physical coastal oceanography, these studies of the global coastal ocean continue the series' overall effort to encourage and facilitate coastal and shelf ocean sciences and technology on a global basis.

About Author

Allan R. Robinson was Gordon McKay Professor of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Emeritus, at Harvard University. Recognized as a pioneer and leading expert in modern interdisciplinary ocean dynamics and ocean prediction, he contributed significantly to the techniques for the assimilation of multiscale data into ocean forecasting models and chairs the IOC/UNESCO COASTS program. Kenneth Brink is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He is a world leader in coastal and shelf dynamics and the coupling between shelf and deep ocean circulation. He is past president of The Oceanography Society.


Foreword Preface Contributors External Reviewers Part 1. Perspective 1. Interdisciplinary Multiscale Coastal Dynamical Processes and Interactions Allan R. Robinson, Kenneth H. Brink, Hugh W. Ducklow, Richard A. Jahnke and Brian J. Rothschild 2. Coastal Physical Processes Overview Kenneth H. Brink 3. Multiple Scales in Space and Time Brian J. Rothschild Part 2. Sediment, Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Dynamics and Interactions 4. Recent Advances in Fine-Grained Sediment-Transport Processes on the Continental Shelf Andrea S. Ogston, Richard W. Sternberg and Charles A. Nittrouer 5. Organic Matter in Coastal Marine Sediments Susan M. Henrichs 6. Transport Processes and Organic Matter Cycling in Coastal Sediments Richard A. Jahnke 7. Boundary Exchanges in the Global Coastal Margin: Implications for the Organic and Inorganic Carbon Cycles Fred T. Mackenzie, Andreas J. Andersson, Abraham Lerman and Leah May Ver 8. Circulation, Mixing and the Distribution of Remineralized Nutrients Larry P. Atkinson, John M. Huthnance and Jose Luis Blanco 9. The Biogeochemistry of Carbon Dioxide in the Coastal Oceans Hugh W. Ducklow and S. Leigh Mccallister 10. Ecosystem Types and Processes Daniel M. Alongi 11. The Role of Sediments in Shelf Ecosystem Dynamics Jack J. Middelburg and Karline Soetaert 12. Dynamics and Interactions of Autotrophs, Light, Nutrients and Carbon Dioxide Trevor Platt, Richard Geider, Antoine Sciandra, Claire Copin-Montegut, Heather Bouman and Shubha Sathyendranath 13. Diagnosis and Prediction of Variability in Secondary Production and Fish Recruitment Processes: Developments in Physical-Biological Modeling Jeffrey A. Runge, Peter J. S. Franks, Wendy C. Gentleman, Bernard A. Megrey, Kenneth A. Rose, Francisco E. Werner and Bruno A. Zakardjian 14. Processes and Patterns of Interactions in Marine Fish Populations: An Ecosystem Perspective Philippe Cury, Pierre Freon, Coleen L. Moloney, Lynne Shannon and Yunne-Jai Shin 15. The Biogeochemistry of Organic Chemicals of Environmental Concern in the Coastal Oceans John Farrington Part 3. Multiple Time Scales of Variabilities 16. Biological Consequences of Interannual to Multidecadal Variability Francisco P. Chavez 17. Extreme Events Transporting Sediment Across Continental Margins: The Relative Influence of Climate and Tectonics Jeffrey D. Parsons and Charles A. Nittrouer 18. Long Term Sea Level Changes and Their Impacts Philip L. Woodworth, Jonathan M. Gregory and Robert J. Nicholls Part 4. Scientific Issues for Applications 19. Overview of Science Requirements Thomas C. Malone, Tony Knap and Michael J. Fogarty 20. Functional Diversity and Stability of Coastal Ecosystems John H. Steele and Jeremy S. Collie 21. Eutrophication Nancy N. Rabalais 22. Harmful Algal Blooms: Keys to the Understanding of Phytoplankton Ecology Adriana Zingone and Tim Wyatt 23. Habitat Modification Michel J. Kaiser, Stephen J. Hall and David N. Thomas 24. Regime Shifts Andrew Bakun Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780674015265
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1062
  • ID: 9780674015265
  • weight: 1732
  • ISBN10: 0674015266

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