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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

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By: John A Knauss

309 pages, 2 col plates, figs, tabs

Prentice-Hall (Pearson Education)

Hardback | Dec 1996 | Edition: 2 | #53522 | ISBN: 0132381559
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Basic, introductory textbook.


Preface. 1. Overview. 2. A Stratified Ocean. 3. The Transfer of Heat Across the Ocean Surface. 4. Global Balances: The Conservation Equations. 5. Equations of Motion. 6. The Effect of the Earth's Rotation. 7. Major Ocean Currents. 8. The Distribution of Temperature and Salinity. 9. Wind-Generated Waves. 10. Tides and Other Waves. 11. The Coastal Ocean and Semienclosed Seas. 12. Sound and Optics. Appendix 1: Selected Reading. Appendix 2: Units--Definitions, Abbreviations, and Conversions. Appendix 3: Some Useful Values. Index.

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