MARINE CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Storms, Wind Waves and Storm Surges

Ralf Weisse and Hans von Storch

MARINE CLIMATE AND CLIMATE CHANGE UNDERSTANDING marine environmental conditions such as wind, storms, waves and surges is essential for off-shore operations such as shipping or drilling, as well as for coastal defence. These conditions establish the essential framework for the construction of dikes or operation of harbours. Of urgent interest is whether - and how - marine environmental conditions have changed or will change as a result of human influence on climate.

Marine Climate and Climate Change

Table of Contents

Preface
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms
  1. Climate and climate variability
  2. Marine weather phenomena
  3. Models for the marine environment
  4. How to determine long-term changes in marine climate
  5. Past and future changes in wind, wave, and storm surge climates
Appendix
A. Technical annex
Index



Extent: 240 pages, 16-page colour section
Binding: Hardback
Publication: 2009
ISBN: 978-3-540-25316-7



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