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Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich) 1917-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 312 publications in 4 languages and 2,363 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree, wpr, Commentator, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Walter H Munk
The rotation of the earth; a geophysical discussion by Walter H Munk( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean acoustic tomography by Walter H Munk( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The problem of ocean acoustic tomography is to infer from precise measurements of travel time, or other properties of acoustic propagation, the state of the ocean traversed by a sound field. Tomography takes advantage of two facts: that travel time and other measurable acoustic parameters are functions of temperature, water velocity, and other parameters of oceanographic interest and can be interpreted to provide information about the intervening ocean using inverse methods; that the ocean is virtually transparent to low-frequency sound, so that signals can be transmitted over distances of many thousands of kilometers. It is therefore possible to prepare a practical system of transmitters and receivers to interpret the behavior of the oceans." "This book gives a comprehensive presentation of the underlying oceanography and mathematics necessary to understand and develop such a system. It covers the forward and inverse tomography problems, as well as numerous models for data interpretation. Also included is an appendix outlining the history of tomographic techniques. The book should prove a valuable resource to oceanographers and climatologists, as well as applied mathematicians and engineers interested in applications of fluid-mechanics tools."--BOOK JACKET
A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic by P Wadhams( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the scientific establishment predict that the North Pole will be free of ice around the middle of this century. As Peter Wadhams, the world's leading expert on sea ice, demonstrates in this book, even this bleak assessment of the future is grossly optimistic. Wadhams has visited the Polar Regions more often than any other living scientist - 50 times since he was on the first ship to circumnavigate the Americas in 1970 - and has a uniquely authoritative perspective on the changes they have undergone and where those changes will lead. From his observations and the latest scientific research, he describes how dramatically sea ice has diminished over the past three decades, to the point at which, by the time this book is published, the Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years.Wadhams shows how sea ice is the 'canary in the mine' of planetary climate change. He describes how it forms and the vital role it plays in reflecting solar heat back into space and providing an 'air conditioning' system for the planet. He shows how a series of rapid feedbacks in the Arctic region are accelerating change there more rapidly than almost all scientists - and political authorities - have previously realised, and the dangers of further acceleration are very real.A Farewell to Ice is a report from the frontline of planetary change in the Arctic and Antarctic by a leading authority, presenting incontrovertible scientific data, but always in clear language which the layman can easily understand. It is one of the most important books published in recent years about the existential challenge which human civilization now faces
Wind, sea, and swell : theory of relations for forecasting by H. U Sverdrup( Book )

3 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slopes of the sea surface deduced from photographs of sun glitter by Charles H Cox( Book )

5 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The abyssal Pacific: fifth Marchon lecture delivered 26 May 1966 at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne by Walter H Munk( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectra of low-frequency ocean waves by Walter H Munk( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mid-oceanic ridge : a dynamic global system( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some lectures on physical oceanography by Walter H Munk( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruitment processes and ecosystem structure of the sea : a report of a workshop( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adjustment of Bikini Atoll to ocean waves by Walter H Munk( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1954 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy years of exploration oceanography : a prolonged weekend discussion with Walter Munk by H. v Storch( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a fireside discussion with the world renowned oceanographer, Walter Munk. This book highlights the pioneering contributions Walter has made to wave prediction, ocean circulation, tides and their role in the Earth's dynamics, internal waves, and ocean acoustic thermometry
Wesen und Voraussetzungen der mora creditoris im gemeinen Rechte und im Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuche für das Deutsche Reich : E. vergleich. Studie by Walter H Munk( Book )

5 editions published in 1898 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The circulation of the oceans by Walter H Munk( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tidal spectroscopy and prediction by Walter H Munk( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and generation of waves by Walter H Munk( Book )

4 editions published between 1950 and 1951 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directional recording of swell from distant storms by Walter H Munk( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wave intensity along a refracted ray by Walter H Munk( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wind-driven circulation in ocean basins of various shapes by Walter H Munk( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ocean acoustic tomography
Alternative Names
Mank, U.

Munk, U. 1917-

Munk, W.H.

Munk, W. H. 1917-

Munk, W. H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-

Munk Walter

Munk, Walter 1917-

Munk, Walter H.

Munk, Walter H. 1917-

Munk, Walter Heinrich 1917-

Walter Heinrich Munk

Walter Munk American oceanographer

Walter Munk Amerikaans oceanograaf

Walter Munk oceanografo statunitense

Валтер Мунк

Волтер Манк

Манк, Уолтер Хейнрих

וולטר מונק

والتر مونك

ウォルター・ムンク

沃爾特·芒克

Languages
English (151)

German (5)

Russian (3)

Dutch (1)

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Ocean acoustic tomographySeventy years of exploration oceanography : a prolonged weekend discussion with Walter Munk