21.02.2019
OUTLINES OF A MECHANICAL THEORY OF STORMS

One of the most interesting and historically valuable publications on marine science and meteorology, noting the original release date, which dates back as far as to the middle of the nineteenth century, this one shall definitely be treated as a piece of classics. The meteorology has always been considered a very complex subject. Though so many books have been issued for the past century on the meteorology, the mechanical theory of storms has only been addressed in only few of them.

However, taking into account the importance of this subject, it requires close attention, and this is what the idea of the author of this publication was. The main content of the volume is arranged in six sections. The first section introduces reader to the theory of navigation, dynamical law of equilibrium, formation of vortices, Hutton's theory, Redfield's theory, and other relevant topics.

The list of topics covered in the pages of this volume is too long to be presented in this short text, we just want to recommend this book to all people interested in this subject due to the truly impressive coverage of the topics combined with the detailed and clear explanations making the learning process easy.

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25.11.2018
INTERNATIONAL REGULATION OF UNDERWATER SOUND

There were numerous incidents in the past where the man-made sound caused serious injuries to the marine mammals. This has led to the researches in this field and the results of the researches have been reflected in the field of this volume offering readers a truly objective and professional look at how exactly the ocean noise shall be treated taking into account the lack of the regulatory framework as well as the existing scientific uncertainty over the effects that the noise has on marine system.

The content of the publication shall definitely be treated as the essential information for the oceanographers, people engaged in the international shipping, engineering activities, offshore exploration of oil and gas, policymakers, biologists and all other parties involved. The author examined the problem of the anthropogenic sound in a global content, investigating their nature and significance and considering the needs for the new regulations.

The author particularly concerns the responses of the legal system to the ocean noise problem. The volume covers the scientific aspects and policy development, the use of the MPA, i.e. marine protected areas, and other important aspects.

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25.11.2018
DEEP MARINE MINERAL RESOURCES

Today, existing risks of possible serious shortages for some critically important metals and serious uncertainty about the known/expected reserves of other metals, that are located on the land, are justifying the searches for the diversification of the sources of supply and to the investigation of their potential. The existing resources of minerals that are situated in the deep sea have already attracted rapt attention of the industry; note that the interest to the those resources is constantly increasing in line with the discoveries of different forms of ores.

The study contained in this volume is mainly intended to take stock of the professional experience as well as the relevant technical knowledge, directly related to the mineralizations together with the associated metals and technologies available to explore and exploit them; moreover, the biological diversity and all possible impacts on the environment plus the partnerships vital for Europe and France, possessing the areas of mineral resources in the seafloors of three oceans, have been dealt with.

The info selected for the inclusion into the volume will be equally useful and practical for all people involved in making key decisions in preparing and implementing the strategies, various development programs and relevant researches, and commercial utilizations for subject resources...

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25.11.2018
AIR—ICE—OCEAN INTERACTION

The core part of this work has actually been developed based on the content of several interesting lectures and we would say it will be useful for students at all levels to serve as the set of supplementary appropriate materials related to geophysics of the sea ice together with the planetary boundary layers.

The polar geo-regions are currently undergoing quite unprecedented and fast changes, being the reason why it is considered so important to properly understand the current exchanges of momentum and heat-and-salt at the interface of ice-ocean.

The publication draws on the fundamental theoretical principles together with the results obtained during the extensively conducted observations to develop a concise yet thorough and informative description of the impacts that are caused by the stress, buoyancy plus rotation on the turbulence scales controlling the ocean-atmosphere exchanges in the iced ocean condition.

The authors have used several  valuable and truly unique observation data sets to better illustrate numerous important aspects of the interactions between ocean and ice. Definitely interesting and useful publication for any persons interested in oceanography, climate changes, environment protection and other relevant areas, from enthusiasts and students to experts.

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25.11.2018
INTRASEASONAL VARIABILITY IN THE ATMOSPHERE—OCEAN CLIMATE SYSTEM

The process of provision of improvement in the reliability of long-range forecasts of severe weather and floods, droughts and other natural disasters, is critically important to the livelihood of the mankind, especially of millions of humans who can be potentially affected by such events.

The proper understanding and correct prediction of the ISV, standing for the intra-seasonal variability, is considered crucial to the improvement of the associated forecasts and also the reliability of the projects related to the climate changes through the corresponding climate models.

This second edition of the volume has been significantly updated, numerous original chapters have been re-written while some new chapters have been added covering the new developments in the field of the ISV research. In the introduction to the initial edition of this classic volume, the authors have written about their goal to provide readers with the reference text on ISV with the intention to fill the existing gap between the climate predictions and weather forecasts.

And in the present second release of the book the authors, William Lau and Duane Waliser, seek to further this serious goal. Absolutely recommended publication for any professional in meteorology and actually anyone with the interest in this field.

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25.11.2018
TSUNAMIS AND HURRICANES — A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH

Both hurricanes and tsunamis are treated as the serious natural catastrophes which could potentially cause a great harm to the humans. That is why it is really important to try and find effective ways of prediction and description of the subject phenomena, and these methods would be of great interest not only to the professional meteorologist but actually to all people.

The present volume is dedicated to the new research on the math descriptions of the hurricanes and tsunamis. Ferdinand Cap, the author, has presented the material in a very easy-to-follow manner which has made this work very useful for all researchers who are working in the field of mathematical modeling as well as hydrodynamics. The theoretical part of the book is rich with detailed formulas, calculations and very informative data tables. The author has tried to cover the tools and various computer tools that have never been applied earlier.

In fact, the thorough knowledge of those code is not a pre-requisite for the use of this volume; however, it would definitely be help to have some basic understanding of the associated calculations and the readers might get some knowledge of the subject program. Four chapters of the book provide the introduction to the wave physics, and cover the basic flow equations, water waves, and hurricanes.

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25.11.2018
THE BALTIC SEA BASIN

The present volume compiled by Jan Harff, Peer Hoth and Svante Bjorck, contains the results of a Special Symposium which was held some years ago and dedicated to the Baltic Sea basin with the purpose to foster the due understanding of it looking from the point of structure and genesis as well as processes and utilization issues.

The publication contains the comprehensive overview about the basin of the Baltic Sea, worked out by the scientists in the different relevant disciplines. The volume will be useful not only to the students of all levels but also to the engineers as well as to the people involved in making decisions in the industry and politics.

The authors have summarized the results obtained in the course of the investigations of the Baltic Sea basin and touched the utilization of the resources, thus enhancing the process of the development of new strategies for monitoring and design of technical devices, including various methods of satellite observation, establishing the research lab for international collaboration, etc.

In fact, the material presented in this title will be of interest for representatives of many disciplines, including marine science, marine ecology and biology, oceanography, who are working in the geographical region in question and equally useful to the people working in other areas. It combines the original studies with the review, using the inter-disciplinary approach.  

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25.11.2018
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY OF THE BALTIC SEA

The Baltic Sea is deservedly treated as a unique basin - it is relatively shallow and small, and should rather be looked at a series of separate basins connected to the Atlantic Ocean only by means of the Danish Straits. The water exchange through the above mentioned series of straits is quite limited, and as a result of the positive balance of the fresh water, the water mass of the Baltic Sea is brackish, with its mean salinity being about seven per cent — 1/5 of the salinity of normal ocean waters.

This elongated sea lies between maritime temperate and continental sub-Arctic climate zones. During the winter time, it is partly covered by ice, and at most severe winters it is completely frozen over. The variable coastal geo-morphology and the wide archipelago areas give the Baltic Sea its individual appearance. There are four major brackish water basins in the World Ocean, as further discussed in the book.

The mean depth of the Black Sea is about 1200 metres and, owing to the strong salinity stratification and extremely slow renewal of the deep water, the water masses below 200 m are anoxic... In short, the publication will be very useful for the people involved in oceanographic and other activities in the area because of the information included by the authors.

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