Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 21 Issue 02

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Volume 21, No. 2
Pages 78 - 81

BOOK REVIEW • Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics

Reviewed by Joseph H. LaCasce | Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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During a colloquium on Lagrangian dynamics in Liège, Belgium, in 1999, several participants discussed convening a meeting devoted to Lagrangian studies in the ocean and atmosphere. The European Science Foundation program TAO (Transport in the Ocean and Atmosphere) had previously sponsored similar meetings, which mostly involved European researchers; the proposed LAPCOD (Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics) would offer greater participation by American scientists. Several of the organizers were from Miami and Italy, and thus there have been meetings in Ischia, Italy (2000); Key Largo, Florida (2002); and Lerici, Italy (2005). (I recall thinking, while enjoying several outstanding fish dishes near the harbor in Lerici, that having an Italian as one of the organizers was a good choice.)


LaCasce, J.H. 2008. Review of Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, edited by A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan Jr., A.J. Mariano, T. Özgökmen, and H.T. Rossby. Oceanography 21(2):78–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.62.