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Climate and the Oceans
The oceans exert a vital moderating influence on the Earth's climate system. They provide inertia to the global climate, essentially acting as the pacemaker of climate variability and change, and they provide heat to high latitudes, keeping them habitable. "Climate and the Oceans" offers a short, self-contained introduction to the subject. This illustrated primer begins by ...more
Paperback, 231 pages
Published October 30th 2011 by Princeton University Press
(first published October 10th 2011)
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Climate and the Oceans paints a remarkable holistic picture, and it is successful because Vallis manages to keep the discussion very clear and yet to express the (beautiful) complexity of ocean dynamics. It is a well written and enjoyable science read.