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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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Weather & Climate

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*Aguado, Edward, and James E. Burt. 2007. Understanding Weather and Climate. Prentice Hall: NJ.

Reference for: Chapter 8, Atmospheric Circulation

*Danielson, Eric W., James Levin, and Elliot Abrams. 2003. Meteorology, 2nd Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education: IA.

Reference for: Chapter 8, Figures 8-1, 8-6, 8-7, 8-15, 8-18, 8-28, Weather and Climate, Evaporation and Precipitation, The Atlantic-Caribbean Hurricane Season


*Williams, Jack. 19097. The Weather Book, 2nd Edition. Random House: NY

Reference for: Chapter 8, Figure 8-27


*Ackerman, Steven A. and John A. Knox. 2007. Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere, 2nd Edition. Thomson Higher Education: CA


*Ahrens, C. Donald. 2007. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, 8th Edition. Thomson Higher Education: CA


*Bigg, Grant R. 1996. The Oceans and Climate. Cambridge University Press: UK


*Day, John. 2003. The Book of Clouds. Silver Lining Books: NY


*Dunlop, Storm. 2002. The Weather Identification Handbook. The Lyons Press: CT


*What’s Up With the Weather? 2000. NOVA. (VHS)

This outstanding two-hour collaborative Frontline/NOVA video presents both sides of the global warming debate, along with explanations of the greenhouse effect, the Keeling graph, the possible consequences of global warming, and the limitations of currently proposed solutions. Professor Sean highly recommends this video to all students and instructors.


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


Maury, Matthew. 1855 (1963). The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: MA

Reference for: Chapter 9, World Ocean Circulation.


*Moran, Joseph. 2006. Weather Studies: Introduction to Atmospheric Science. American Meteorological Society: Washington, D.C.

The Storm. 2005. Frontline. (DVD)

In true Frontline fashion, this documentary scrutinizes the level of preparedness and response to Hurricane Katrina. This is a great video for discussing the social, economic, and political implications of science and the role of scientists.


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