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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Chapter 6 The Effect of the Earths Rotation. Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment for measurements are concerned.

The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jim Tobias rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Apr 01, Kem White rated it really liked it.


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Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized. As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information.

Written by a scholar ocsanography the field, this book gives an introduction to physical oceanography and covers fundamental topics of interest to biologists, chemists, geologists, and physical oceanographers. The chapters discussing heat transfer, the conservation eq Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. Chapter 10 Tides and Other Waves. Knauss does a good job with his derivations.

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Newell Garfield continues this tradition, Alexs marked it as to-read Nov 15, About the Book This textbook covers physicsl processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. His discussion of waves is also good.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Aimee marked it as to-read Mar 09, Johncold rated it really liked it Jan 17, It covers a wide variety of aspects of physical oceanography, however it does not include much ocean chemistry. This text is very comprehensive. Jabahar Choudhury rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Kirsten marked it as to-read Apr 29,