INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): 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. 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.
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On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters. A Voyage of Discovery.
Peyman marked it as to-read Jnauss 24, Mutiara is currently reading it Mar 07, All of the chapters have the same “voice” and the descriptions and examples are written at an equal level of knowledge.
Table of Contents Chapter 1: Alexs marked it as to-read Nov 15, Overall, it’s fascinating to learn how small differences in salinity, temperature, and density drive so much of the dynamics of the Earth’s oceans.
Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss
Apr 01, Kem White rated it really liked it. Overall, this text flows well.
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Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. Read this book PDF.
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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. Rajive Krishnan rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Koko rated it really liked it Mar 27, Ida Horhoruw marked it as to-read Oct 22, Charina Lyn marked it as physicak Sep 04, Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Physical Oceanography.
Kenneth Selger rated it really liked it Dec 07, The text appears to be very oceanographh in its information, both in terms of reading content and mathematical examples.
Aimee marked it as to-read Mar 09, Sean rated it really liked it Dec 15, No trivia or quizzes yet. This is well-designed for an upper division undergraduate course, but not for use for an introductory oceanography course.
Kirsten marked it as to-read Apr 29, Cassie Devs rated it liked it May 05, This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate intrlduction in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering.
The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere.
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
The chapters discussing oecanography transfer, the conservation equations, and the equations of motion are excellent and illustrative. It pushes the reader forward and does seems organized in a logical pattern.
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