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The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean

Structure, Dynamics and Applications

Book

Part of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library book series (ATSL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 1-65
  3. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 67-141
  4. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 143-217
  5. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 219-284
  6. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 285-393
  7. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 395-438
  8. Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas
    Pages 439-504
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 505-574

About this book

Introduction

The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean provides a comprehensive account of the structure and dynamics of this important component of the ocean. The book develops the relevant physics and thermodynamics in depth. Detailed treatment is given to the surface microlayer, upper-ocean turbulence, fine thermohaline structure, coherent structures, high wind-speed regime, and to practical applications. Results of major air-sea interaction experiments (including those obtained with the participation of the authors) are used in the analysis.

 

Keywords

Ocean Turbulence Upper Ocean Vertical fluxes Wind speed

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Oceanographic CenterNOVA Southeastern UniversityDania BeachU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of OceanographyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluU.S.A.

About the authors

Dr. Alexander Soloviev is an Associate Professor at the NOVA Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, Florida. He also worked as a research scientist in the two leading research institutions of the former Soviet Academy of Sciences: P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology and A.M. Oboukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics.

Dr. Roger Lukas is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was one of the two principal organizers of a major international air-sea interaction experiment (TOGA/COARE) conducted during 1992-94 in the western equatorial Pacific.

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