The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts

Discussion of the research into the frontal divisions of the ocean, including an attempt at a new definition and detailed explanations of current research and their methods.

Author: Konstantin Nikolaevich Fedorov

Publisher: Berlin : Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540964452

Category: Ocean circulation

Page: 333

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Discussion of the research into the frontal divisions of the ocean, including an attempt at a new definition and detailed explanations of current research and their methods.

The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts

Simultaneous measurements of the temperature , salinity and velocity fields of currents in frontal zones are especially important and necessary in order to comprehend the physical nature of oceanic fronts .

Author: K.N Fedorov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: WISC:89032868267

Category: Science

Page: 333

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During the past several years, research into the frontal divisions of the ocean has been particularly intensive. The significance of this lies not only in the fact that, in the five years from 1976 to 1980, more than 500 papers on this question were published in various journals throughout the world and at least three major international discussions were held (see p. 17). The newness of the discussion of the topic stems from the qualitative reinterpretation of the physical essence of the phenomenon and its role in the ocean, particularly in the processes of mixing and structure formation. While in the past the conventional view of fronts as boundaries between large scale water masses of the ocean only led to the recognition of convenient classi fication limits created by nature itself, there is now a tendency to study oceanic fronts as integral elements of the dynamics of oceanic waters. As we understand it, fronts are being associated more and more with the dynamic and kinematic features which arise when kinetic energy and enstrophy are transmitted through a cascade of scales characterizing various forms of motion of a stratified medium in laterally confined oceanic basins. We are beginning to get a better understanding of the role synoptic-scale oceanic eddies play in the process of frontogenesis in the ocean.

Physical Oceanography of the Frontal Zones in Sub Arctic Seas

V Preface Frontal zones and fronts are natural boundaries in the ocean . ... The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts ” published in its Russian edition in 1983 and by Springer - Verlag in 1986 remains a basic reference for ...

Author: A.G. Kostianoy

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0444516867

Category: Nature

Page: 316

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This title presents the systematization and description of accumulated knowledge on oceanic fronts of the Norwegian, Greenland, Barents and Bering Seas. The main fronts of the Norwegian, Greenland and Barents Seas are part of the climatic North Polar Frontal Zone (NPFZ). The work is based on numerous observational data, collected by the authors during special sea experiments directed at the investigation of physical processes and phenomena inside certain parts of the NPFZ and in the northern part of the Bering Sea, on archive data of the USSR Hydrometeocenter and other research institutions, as well as on a wide scientific literature published in Russian and Western editions. The book contains general information on the oceanic fronts of the Subarctic Seas, brief history of their investigation, state of the knowledge, as well as detailed description of the thermohaline structure of all frontal zones in the Norwegian, Greenland, Barents and Bering Seas and of neighboring fronts of Arctic and coastal origin. Special attention is given to the study of the multifrontal character of the NPFZ and of peculiarities of its internal structure at different locations, to the description of diverse oceanic features observed in the NPFZ, as well as to some characteristics of the horizontal and vertical fine structure of hydrophysical fields in the NPFZ. The main features of the northern Bering Sea's summer ecohydrodynamics are investigated with the help of three-dimensional direct and inverse models.

Mapping and Monitoring Large scale Ocean Fronts Off the California Coast Using Imagery from the GOES 10 Geostationary Satellite

Satellite observations of ocean fronts and their composite histories in and beyond the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary . ... New old frontier : ocean fronts ( Editorial ) . ... Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts .

Author: L. C. Breaker

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009657123

Category: Artificial satellites in remote sensing

Page: 24

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Influence of Climate Change on the Changing Arctic and Sub Arctic Conditions

Atmosphere, Ocean, Space - Program “Sections”, VINITI, Moscow, Vol 8, 233–240 (in Russian) Baranov YeI (1966) ... Bull N Pac Fish Comm, 13: 195 Fedorov KN (1983) Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts, Gidrometeoizdat, ...

Author: Jacques Nihoul

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781402094606

Category: Science

Page: 232

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The current warming trends in the Arctic may shove the Arctic system into a seasonally ice-free state not seen for more than one million years. The melting is accelerating, and researchers were unable to identify natural processes that might slow the deicing of the Arctic. Such substantial additional melting of Arctic and Antarctic glaciers and ice sheets would raise the sea level worldwide, flooding the coastal areas where many of the world's population lives. Studies, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Arizona, show that greenhouse gas increases over the next century could warm the Arctic by 3-5°C in summertime. Thus, Arctic summers by 2100 may be as warm as they were nearly 130,000 years ago, when sea levels eventually rose up to 6 m higher than today.

Invitation to Oceanography

20°N 35 Figure B6–8 Salinity–temperature variations at depth in the. Source: adapted from Fedorov, K. N. The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts Figure B6–7 Underwater waterfalls. this representation of a longitudinal cross.

Author: Paul R. Pinet

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449601928

Category: Science

Page: 600

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Thoroughly updated to include the most recent and fascinating discoveries in oceanography, Invitation to Oceanography, Sixth Edition provides a modern, comprehensive, and student-friendly introduction to the field. Its content spans the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physics, and biology--while maintaining the conversational voice for which it is acclaimed. The Sixth Edition includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, and the deep-sea bottom, as well as numerous updated and expanded feature boxes. The comprehensive online learning center, Oceanlink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines, practice quizzes, math tutor, animated flashcards, figure labeling exercises, and more! New and Key Features of the Sixth Edition - A rich pedagogy provides numerous feature boxes, end-of-chapter assessments, and an integrated student companion website to assist in student understanding and retention. - Includes new content on oceanographic research, oceanographic exploration, pacific ocean circulation, deep-sea bottom, and more. - New and revised figures keep pace with the latest data in the field. - Updated feature boxes include: Killer Whales, Large Sharks, Collapse of the New England Fisheries, Red Tides, and many more. - Instructor's material includes: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, Instructor's Manual, and Testbank

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

The edge ofthe plume is an oceanic front, where two water masses with distinct oceanographic properties—muddy ... K. N. The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts (New York: Springer-verlag, 1983). haloclines, and pycnoclines.

Author: Paul R. Pinet

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449619992

Category: Science

Page: 484

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Intended for the more concise course, Essential Invitation to Oceanography provides a thorough introduction to oceanographic concepts while omitting advanced topics that some courses do not require. Written for the non-science student, this text lets readers explore how the oceans work while explaining their relevance within the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physcis, and biology. A student-friendly writing style and rich pedagogy help students fully understand and retain the important concepts at hand, and feature boxes throughout engage them with the fascinating discoveries in oceanography. The comprehensive comapanion website, OceanLink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines,critical thinking questions, crosswords, practice quizzes, and much more. Instructor's material include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, and Test Bank.

Kuroshio Current

... early oceanographic era has been well documented in the book “The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts” (Fedorov, 1986). A comprehensive review of researches on the ocean fronts can be found elsewhere (Kida et al., 2015).

Author: Takeyoshi Nagai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119428343

Category: Science

Page: 336

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An interdisciplinary study of the Kuroshio nutrient stream The surface water of the Kuroshio, a western boundary current in the North Pacific Ocean, is nutrient-depleted and has relatively low primary productivity, yet abundant fish populations are supported in the region. This is called the “Kuroshio Paradox”. Kuroshio Current: Physical, Biogeochemical and Ecosystem Dynamics presents research from a multidisciplinary team that conducted observational and modeling studies to investigate this contradiction. This timely and important contribution to the ocean sciences literature provides a comprehensive analysis of the Kuroshio. Volume highlights include: New insights into the role of the Kuroshio as a nutrient stream The first interdisciplinary examination of the Kuroshio Paradox Reflections on the influence of the Kuroshio on Japanese culture Research results on both the lower and higher trophic levels in the Kuroshio ecosystem Comparisons of nutrient dynamics in the Kuroshio and Gulf Stream Predictions of ecosystem responses to future climate variability

The Global Coastal Ocean

Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric circulation . ... Thermal fronts as ecotones and zoogeographic barriers in marine and freshwater systems . Proc . ... The Physical Nature and Structure of Oceanic Fronts .

Author: Allan R. Robinson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674017420

Category: Science

Page: 634

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