This advanced textbook discusses two important aspects of large-scale ocean circulation – its wind-driven and thermohaline-driven processes - and the interaction between ocean circulation and climate change. Highly illustrated to aid the reader's understanding, the book is invaluable for advanced courses in ocean circulation and as a reference for oceanographers and other Earth scientists.
About the Author
Rui Xin Huang is a Scientist Emeritus at the Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has been awarded the Von Alan Clarke Jr. Chair of Excellence in Oceanography at the same institution and served as Chair Professor, Green Card Project, Ocean University of China. He has also worked at the Institute of Mechanics, Academy of Science, China; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Geophysical Fluid Dynamical Laboratory, Princeton; and the University of Hawaii. His research interests include physical oceanography and climate dynamics, and he has authored/co-authored over 90 scientific publications in these areas.