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xx, 262 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Preface.- Acronyms.- 1.Introduction and Background.- 2.Literature Survey on StochasticWave Models.- 3.A Bayesian Hierarchical Space-Time Model for Significant Wave Height.- 4.Including a Log-Transform of the Data.- 6.Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling of the Ocean Windiness.- 7.Application: Impacts on Ship Structural Loads.- 8.Case study: Modelling the Effect of Climate Change on the World's Oceans.- 9.Summary and Conclusions.- A.Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods.- B.Extreme Value Modelling.- C.Markov Random Fields.- D.Derivation of the Full Conditionals of the Bayesian Hierarchical Space-Time Model for Significant Wave Height.- E.Sampling from a Multi-normal Distribution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642302527 20160613
This book provides an example of a thorough statistical treatment of ocean wave data in space and time. It demonstrates how the flexible framework of Bayesian hierarchical space-time models can be applied to oceanographic processes such as significant wave height in order to describe dependence structures and uncertainties in the data. This monograph is a research book and it is partly cross-disciplinary. The methodology itself is firmly rooted in the statistical research tradition, based on probability theory and stochastic processes. However, that methodology has been applied to a problem in the field of physical oceanography, analyzing data for significant wave height, which is of crucial importance to ocean engineering disciplines. Indeed, the statistical properties of significant wave height are important for the design, construction and operation of ships and other marine and coastal structures. Furthermore, the book addresses the question of whether climate change has an effect of the ocean wave climate, and if so what that effect might be. Thus, this book is an important contribution to the ongoing debate on climate change, its implications and how to adapt to a changing climate, with a particular focus on the maritime industries and the marine environment. This book should be of value to anyone with an interest in the statistical modelling of environmental processes, and in particular to those with an interest in the ocean wave climate. It is written on a level that should be understandable to everyone with a basic background in statistics or elementary mathematics, and an introduction to some basic concepts is provided in the appendices for the uninitiated reader. The intended readership includes students and professionals involved in statistics, oceanography, ocean engineering, environmental research, climate sciences and risk assessment. Moreover, the book's findings are relevant for various stakeholders in the maritime industries such as design offices, classification societies, ship owners, yards and operators, flag states and intergovernmental agencies such as the IMO.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642302527 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
ix, 350 p., xvi p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
4 videodiscs (392 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • [pt. 1] Ocean world ; Frozen seas (ca. 98 min.)
  • [pt. 2] Open ocean ; The deep (ca. 98 min.)
  • [pt. 3] Seasonal seas ; Coral seas (ca. 98 min.)
  • [pt. 4] Tidal seas ; Coasts (ca. 98 min.).
The definitive exploration of the Earth's final frontier is now over. From the deep to the shore, from pole to pole the making of this documentary revealed extraordinary life and behaviour that had never before been filmed. In some cases the species were only recently known to scientists.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Media & Microtext Center, Science Library (Li and Ma)
v, 542 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)