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Written by a group of international experts in their field, this book is a review of Lagrangian observation, analysis and assimilation methods in physical and biological oceanography. This multidisciplinary text presents new results on nonlinear analysis of Lagrangian dynamics, the prediction of particle trajectories, and Lagrangian stochastic models. It includes historical information, up-to-date developments, and speculation on future developments in Lagrangian-based observations, analysis, and modeling of physical and biological systems. Containing contributions from experimentalists, theoreticians, and modellers in the fields of physical oceanography, marine biology, mathematics, and meteorology, this book will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students looking for both practical applications and information on the theory of transport and dispersion in physical systems, biological modelling, and data assimilation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521870184
ISBN-10: 0521870186
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 30mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Annalisa Griffa

Annalisa Griffa is Full Research Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, and Senior Researcher at the Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR), La Spezia, Italy. A. D. Kirwan is Mary A. S. Lighthipe Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware. Arthur Mariano is Full Professor of Oceanography at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. Tamay Ozgokmen is Associate Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami. Thomas Rossby is Professor of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island.