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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions

worksheets | activities | animations | presentations | audio | video | references | links ____________________________________________________________________

*Garstang, Michael and David R. Fitzjarrald. 1999. Observations of Surface to Atmosphere Interactions in the Tropics. Oxford University Press: NY


*Gill, Adrian. 1982. Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics. Academic Press: CA


*Philander, George. Our Affair with El Niño. 2004. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey.


*Wells, Neil. 1997. The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction, 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons: NJ.

An advanced book but highly valuable as a reference on a variety of topics.


*Chasing El Nino. 1998. NOVA. (VHS)

With a focus on the TAO/Triton array, this video provides a great lesson in El Nino/La Nina and scientific efforts to track and predict it.


Raging Planet: Hurricane. 2000. Discovery Channel. (VHS)

No review available.



Gordon, A.L., 2001. Interocean exchange. In: Ocean Circulation and Climate. Seidler, G., J. Church, and J. Gould, editors. Academic Press: CA

Reference for: Chapter 9, General Patterns of Ocean Circulation


Flather, R.A., 2001. Storm surges. In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. J.H. Steele, S.A. Thorpe, and K.K. Turekian, eds. Academic Press: CA. pp 2882-2892.

Reference for: Chapter 10, Storm Surge


*Wells, Neil. 1997. The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction, 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons: NJ.

Reference for: Chapter 10, Figures10-6, 10-11, 10-17, Analyzing Natural Waves


*Berner, Elizabeth K. and Robert A. Berner. 1987. The Global Water Cycle: Geochemistry and Environment. Prentice-Hall: NJ

Reference for: Chapter 8, Figure 8-17

*Stommel, Henry M. and Dennis W. Moore. 1989. An Introduction to the Coriolis Force. Columbia University Press: NY

The Endless Voyage: Something in the Air (Episode 9). 2002 (VHS and DVD). Intelecom.

Professor Sean appeared in several of the episodes of this series and helped develop learning activities to support it. While some episodes are better than others, The Endless Voyage provides one of the most complete and up-to-date series on oceanography available



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