Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins: Observations, Mechanisms, Predictibility, and Impacts

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Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins: Observations, Mechanisms, Predictibility, and Impacts Editor: Carlos Mechoso Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 358 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises; 1 Tables, black and white; 104 Line drawings, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781108492706 Categories: , ,

Climate variability in different ocean basins can impact one another, for instance the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the Pacific Ocean has remote effects on other tropical oceans around the world, which in turn modulate ENSO. With chapters by eminent researchers, this book provides a comprehensive review on how interactions among the climates in different ocean basins are key contributors to global climate variability. It discusses how interbasin interactions are mediated by oceanic and atmospheric bridges and explains exciting new possibilities for enhancing climate prediction globally. The first part of the book covers essential theory and introduces the basic mechanisms for remote connection and local amplification. The second presents outstanding examples. The latter part discusses applications to cases of societal interest such as impacts on monsoon systems and expectations after climate change. This comprehensive reference is a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the atmospheric and ocean sciences.

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Author Biography

Carlos R. Mechoso is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently Profesor Honorifico at the University Complutense, Madrid. He is author of more than 200 scientific publications, including pioneering contributions on numerical modeling of the coupled atmosphere-ocean system. Much of his research has focused on the El Nino/Southern Oscillation and its impacts. He has chaired international research programs on different aspects of the climate of the Americas, and is a fellow of the American and Royal Meteorological Societies. For this book, he assembled an international team of researchers working on a major topic of current scientific and societal interest.