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Ocean Forecasting

Conceptual Basis and Applications

  • Nadia Pinardi
  • John Woods

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Nicholas C. Flemming
    Pages 1-17
  3. Pierre-Yves Le Traon
    Pages 19-36
  4. Giuseppe M. R. Manzella, MFS-VOS Group
    Pages 37-53
  5. George L. Mellor, Sirpa M. Häkkinen, Tal Ezer, Richard C. Patchen
    Pages 55-72
  6. Antonio Navarra
    Pages 131-147
  7. Mojib Latif, Axel Timmermann, Anselm Grötzner, Christian Eckert, Reinhard Voss
    Pages 149-177
  8. Kikuro Miyakoda
    Pages 179-197
  9. Allan R. Robinson, Jurgen Sellschopp
    Pages 199-229
  10. Lennart Funkquist, Hans Dahlin
    Pages 231-241
  11. David Prandle
    Pages 243-265
  12. Gerbrand J. Komen
    Pages 267-279
  13. Nadia Pinardi, Francis Auclair, Claudia Cesarini, Encho Demirov, Serena Fonda Umani, Michele Giani et al.
    Pages 339-376
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 429-472

About this book


The Advanced Study Courses in the field of Marine Science and Technology were part of the training programme developed from 1989 until 1999 within MAST, the Marine Science and Technology Programme of the European Union. They were related to the core topics of MAST Programme, marine systems research, extreme marine environments, regional Sea research, coastal systems research and engineering, and marine technology. The main objectives of these study courses were to further advance education in topics at the forefront of scien­ tific and technological development in Europe, and to improve the communication between students and experienced scientists on a European and international level. Over the years the Programme sponsored around 30 Advanced Study Courses. They took place in ten different member states of the European Union and their contribution in the formation of a European scientific community was significant. They also encouraged exchanges and contacts with several countries around the world such as United States, the third Mediterranean countries and others. The Course on Ocean Forecasting was one ofthe most successful with regard to its con­ tent, number of applications for participation and students satisfaction. When considering the need for the Advanced Study Course on Ocean Forecast­ ing, it is important to remember that the Oceans and Seas have always played a central role throughout the history of mankind. This is seen from the times of the ancient civilizations ofEgypt and Greece with the Phoenician traders, to the Viking voyages of exploration and discovery in medieval times.


Coast Klimatologie Meereskunde Meteorologie Ocean Oceanography Ozeanographie Scale Sea ice ecosystem marine plankton satellite sea level Ökologie

Editors and affiliations

  • Nadia Pinardi
    • 1
  • John Woods
    • 2
  1. 1.Corso di Scienze AmbientaliUniversity of BolognaRavennaItaly
  2. 2.Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Department of Earth Science and EngineeringRoyal School of MinesLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ocean Forecasting
  • Book Subtitle Conceptual Basis and Applications
  • Editors Nadia Pinardi
    John Woods
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67964-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08754-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-22648-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 472
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oceanography
    Atmospheric Sciences
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From the reviews:

"This book gives a first consistent overview of methods and applications of ocean forecasting around the world. … Several chapters are devoted to the conceptual and theoretical bases of ocean forecasting. The book also includes examples of modelling/forecasting systems currently in use or being set-up in the ocean." (Coastal Guide News, Issue 25, December, 2002)