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Simulating the Ocean and Sea Ice
Description: This book chapter discusses ocean and sea-ice models. The ocean is a much larger reservoir of heat than the atmosphere. Therefore the heat content of the ocean is a critical part of the climate system. The ocean circulation is influenced by density, ocean boundaries (topography), the rotation of the earth and surface winds. The exchange of heat and water at the surface between the ocean and atmosphere is important for understanding the variability of the climate on time lengths of years to decades. [Source: Demystifying Climate Models]
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Source: Demystifying Climate Models
Publish Date: 4/10/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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