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 : John A Knauss :
The Third Edition builds a solid foundation that readers will find straightforward and lucid. Kenneth Selger rated it really liked it Dec 07, It would need to be updated on a regular basis to stay current with the field.
Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. About the Book This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering.
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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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Trivia About Introduction to P Charina Lyn marked it as to-read Sep 04, There were not any issues with navigation of the web pages. Refresh and try again. Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment for measurements are concerned. I would recommend this text to someone teaching a physical oceanography course.
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Knauss Snippet view – Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The text appears to be very accurate in its information, both in terms of reading content and mathematical examples. Peyman marked it as to-read Aug 24, Arjun marked it as to-read May 04, Reviews Learn more about reviews.
Jim Tobias rated it it was amazing Jan 19, 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.
Chapter 9 WindGenerated Waves. This is well-designed for an upper division ocaenography course, but not for use for an introductory oceanography course. No trivia or quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Sudharshanaram Ramakrishnan marked it as to-read Jun 18, Chapter 7 Major Ocean Currents. Catherine marked it as to-read Jan 20, Waveland PressDec 2, – Science – pages. Sean rated it really liked it Dec nitroduction, Kirsten marked it as introductin Apr 29, Introduction to Physical Oceanography John A.
But anyone looking for an accessible and readable text on physical oceanography with many useful derivations can start here. Richelle Soares marked oceanograpyh as to-read Mar 03, Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course. This text was consistent throughout.
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