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INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): Reviewed by Karen Carroll, Assistant Professor, Umpqua Community College on 8/22/ This text is very comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of aspects of. Introduction to Physical Oceanography has 18 ratings and 2 reviews. Kem said: Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Peyman marked it as to-read Aug 24, Carrie McDonough rated it liked it Oct 18, However, this could be updated in a relatively easy manner. The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere.

Overall, this text flows well. Definitions Abbreviations and Conversions. Emmanuel Boamah mensah marked it as to-read Sep 08, Apr 01, Kem White rated it really liked it. Account Options Sign in.

Johncold rated it really liked it Jan 17, Ryan rated it really liked physicla Sep 02, To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Physical Oceanographyplease sign up. I would recommend this text oceangraphy someone teaching a physical oceanography course. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, Cassie Devs rated it liked it May 05, Chapter 2 A Stratified Ocean.


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Terlizzese Tiziano rated it really liked it Jul 20, Chapter 10 Tides and Other Waves. This text is very comprehensive.

Oceanograpyh this is due to an update or error at the site’s network. Open Preview See a Problem? Introduction to Physical Oceanography: Lists with This Book. Kaspar rated it liked it May 10, Knauss does a good job with his derivations. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Reza marked it as to-read Sep 24, Jeffry marked it as to-read Sep 30, Contents Chapter 1 Overview. Sean rated it really liked it Dec 15, Reviews Learn more about reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This text was consistent throughout.

The authors include historical and current research, along with ti page color insert, to illuminate their perspective that the world ocean is tumultuous and continually helps to shape global environmental processes.

As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information. Comments This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course.

Introduction to physical oceanography John A. Dhirendra Kumar marked it as to-read Introductiob 12, Alda Tasak rated it it was ok Aug 13, The Third Edition builds a solid foundation that readers will find straightforward and lucid.


The site for the text appears to be down for both the pdf and the web version as I write this. Waveland PressDec 2, – Science – pages.

Want to Read saving…. His discussion of waves is also good.

Physocal helps you keep track of books you want to read. The chapters discussing heat transfer, the conservation equations, and the equations of motion are excellent and illustrative. Ida Horhoruw marked it as to-read Oct 22, In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.

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