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Descriptive physical oceanography : an introduction

Author: Lynne D Talley; George L Pickard; William J Emery; James H Swift, (Oceanographer)
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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The sixth edition of Descriptive Physical Oceanography provides an introduction to descriptive physical oceanography for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The emphasis is on large-scale oceanography, based mainly in observations, with some topics from waves and coastal oceanography also included. Topics include the physical properties of seawater, heat and salt budgets, instrumentation, data analysis  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne D Talley; George L Pickard; William J Emery; James H Swift, (Oceanographer)
ISBN: 9780750645522 0750645520
OCLC Number: 720651296
Description: viii, 555 pages, [60] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Descriptive Physical Oceanography --
2. Ocean Dimensions, Shapes, and Bottom Materials --
3. Physical Properties of Seawater --
4. Typical Distributions of Water Characteristics --
5. Mass, Salt, and Heat Budgets and Wind Forcing --
6. Data Analysis Concepts and Observational Methods --
7. Dynamical Processes for Descriptive Ocean Circulation --
8. Gravity Waves, Tides, and Coastal Oceanography --
9. Atlantic Ocean --
10. Pacific Ocean --
11. Indian Ocean --
12. Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas --
13. Southern Ocean --
14. Global Circulation and Water Properties.
Responsibility: Lynne D. Talley, George L. Pickard, William J. Emery, James H. Swift.

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Introduces descriptive physical oceanography. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this title covers such topics as: the physical properties of seawater, heat and salt budgets,  Read more...

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