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By David W. Sims (Eds.)

Advances in Marine Biology has been supplying in-depth and updated reports on all elements of Marine Biology due to the fact that 1963 -- over forty years of remarkable insurance! The sequence is famous for either its excellence of stories and modifying. Now edited by way of D.W. Sims (Marine organic organization Laboratory, Plymouth, UK), with an the world over popular Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a variety of subject matters on the way to entice postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries technological know-how, ecology, zoology, and organic oceanography. * Rated "Number 1" within the hugely aggressive type of Marine & Freshwater Biology via ISI within the 2000 ISI journals quotation file * keeps an effect issue of 3.37, the top within the box * sequence positive factors over 35 years of insurance of the learn

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Reid et al. Southern Ocean dataset has revealed significant warming (Gille, 2008). However, much remains to be done to identify clearly these regional patterns to understand the dynamics underlying the changes and to evaluate the ability of climate models to simulate the variability. 2. , 2007). This is largely a consequence of the much smaller volume of observational data available for salinity compared to temperature, especially for the oceans in the Southern Hemisphere, which form two-thirds of the global ocean area.

The intensity of tropical storms has increased by 75% from 1970 to $2004 in the North Atlantic and western North Pacific and a global 24 Philip C. Reid et al. increase in their destructiveness is documented by Trenberth et al. (2007). They also note that the first recorded hurricane ever to cross the coast of South America occurred in March 2004. 5  C can lead to an increase of $40% in hurricane frequency and activity (Saunders and Lea, 2007). Regional variability in the occurrence of tropical storms is closely linked to ENSO and decadal environmental changes so that there is often an alternation between basins in the number of storms.

2008; Hughes and Holliday, 2007), with the maximum being reached 5 years ago and with another pulse of heat on its way. , 2008). 2. Meridional overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean/Antarctica The Southern Ocean is a key region in the THC/MOC where the products of deep convection in the North Atlantic are upwelled and mixed into shallower layers. These waters are then converted into shallow and deep return flows to complete the overturning circulation (see Section 7). Profound physical changes have been observed in the water masses of both the shallow and deep return flows.

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