Introduction to Physical Oceanography / Edition 2by John A. Knauss
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. 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)).
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- 2nd ed
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Table of ContentsPreface.
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.
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