Introduction to Physical Oceanography / Edition 2

Introduction to Physical Oceanography / Edition 2

by John A. Knauss
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0132381559

ISBN-13: 9780132381550

Pub. Date: 09/23/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Written by a respected scholar in the field, this comprehensive, contemporary introduction to physical oceanography strikes a balance between mathematical rigor and description so that it can be used with a fairly wide range of mathematical competence. Covers fundamental topics of interest to biologists, chemists, geologists, and physical oceanographers.

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Written by a respected scholar in the field, this comprehensive, contemporary introduction to physical oceanography strikes a balance between mathematical rigor and description so that it can be used with a fairly wide range of mathematical competence. Covers fundamental topics of interest to biologists, chemists, geologists, and physical oceanographers. Features all new material on The Coastal Ocean and Semi Enclosed Seas (Chapter 11). Extensively updated with new content in each chapter (e.g.: long waves (Chapter 10), the equation of state (Chapter 2), and examples of what can be learned from satellite observations (Chapters 8 and 12)).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132381550
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
09/23/1996
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
7.18(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.
1. Overview.
2. A Stratified Ocean.
3. The Transfer of Heat Across the Ocean Surface.
4. Global Balances: The Conservation Equations.
5. Equations of Motion.
6. The Effect of the Earth's Rotation.
7. Major Ocean Currents.
8. The Distribution of Temperature and Salinity.
9. Wind-Generated Waves.
10. Tides and Other Waves.
11. The Coastal Ocean and Semienclosed Seas.
12. Sound and Optics.
Appendix 1: Selected Reading.
Appendix 2: Units—Definitions, Abbreviations, and Conversions.
Appendix 3: Some Useful Values.
Index.

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