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Climate Atlas of the Atlantic Ocean

Derived from the Comprehensive Ocean Atmosphere Data Set (COADS)

  • Ralf Lindau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

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  3. Data and Data Treatment

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  4. Derivation of Air Sea Fluxes by Parameterisations

  5. Net Air-Sea Heat Flux and Meridional Heat Transport

  6. Concluding Remarks

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  7. References

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  8. Observations

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  9. Air-Sea Interactions

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About this book

Introduction

The growing interest in climate and climatic change has renewed the demand for climate descriptions of the world oceans. Fields of climate variables are used as boundary conditions, or sea truth, for atmospheric and oceanic models and coupled models of the atmosphere-ocean system. The rapid improvements that modeling has made in recent years also call for more detailed descriptions of processes at the air-sea interface. The climate atlas presented here is restricted to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic is of special interest for two reasons: The cross-equatorial ocean heat transport is an outstanding climatic feature which contributes to the high sea-surface temperatures in the Northeastern North Atlantic and the mild climate of Europe. From a more technical point of view, the data coverage of the Atlantic is much denser than for other parts of the world oceans. Hence, the Atlantic can well serve as a reliable test area of sea truth for both modeling and satellite remote sensing. The enclosed CD-ROM contains the complete material in color.

Keywords

Atlantic Ocean Cloud Klimaänderung Northeaster Ocean Precipitation Wind speed atmosphere climate climate change cloud amount satellite sea level temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Lindau
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  1. 1.Department of Marine SciencesUniversity of KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59526-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64009-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59526-4
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