The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective

The Nordic Seas: An Integrated Perspective

Editor(s): Helge Drange, Trond Dokken, Tore Furevik, Rüdiger Gerdes, Wolfgang Berger

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904238

Online ISBN: 9781118666296

DOI: 10.1029/GM158

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 158.

The world's largest positive temperature deviation from zonal mean temperatures lies within the realm of the Nordic Seas, comprising bodies of water variously referred to as the Norwegian Sea, the Iceland Sea, and the Greenland Sea. Its role as a mixing cauldron for waters entering from the North Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans, and its function as a major source of deep and abyss water, make our understanding of the Nordic Seas a crucial element in advancing the knowledge of climate dynamics in the Northern Hemisphere. In this context, its small extent (covering only 0.75% of the area of the world's oceans) and its unique location, which allows for accessibility and detailed exploration, are of special significance. The current book speaks to that significance specifically and also to assessing the region's present and future response to, and influence on, global climate change. It is the first such work since B. G. Hurdle's groundbreaking The Nordic Seas (published in 1986).

Table of contents

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    2. The Nordic Seas: An Overview (pages 1–10)

      Helge Drange, Trond Dokken, Tore Furevik, Rüdiger Gerdes, Wolfgang Berger, Atle Nesje, Kjell Arild Orvik, Øystein Skagseth, Ingunn Skjelvan and Svein Østerhus

    3. A Review of the Inorganic Carbon Cycle of the Nordic Seas and Barents Sea (pages 157–175)

      Ingunn Skjelvan, Are Olsen, Leif G. Anderson, Richard G. J. Bellerby, Eva Falck, Yoshie Kasajima, Caroline Kivimäe, Abdirahman Omar, Francisco Rey, K. Anders Olsson, Truls Johannessen and Christoph Heinze

    4. Ocean General Circulation Modelling of the Nordic Seas (pages 199–219)

      Helge Drange, Rüdiger Gerdes, Yongqi Gao, Michael Karcher, Frank Kauker and Mats Bentsen

    5. Holocene Climate Variability in the Northern North Atlantic Region: A Review of Terrestrial and Marine Evidence (pages 289–322)

      Atle Nesje, Eystein Jansen, H. John B. Birks, Anne Elisabeth Bjune, Jostein Bakke, Carin Andersson, Svein Olaf Dahl, Dorthe Klitgaard Kristensen, Stein-Erik Lauritzen, Øyvind Lie, Bjørg Risebrobakken and John-Inge Svendsen