Elements of Physical Oceanography is a derivative of the "Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition" and serves as an important reference on current physical oceanography knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles - all written by experts in their field - focuses on ocean physics, air-sea transfers, waves, mixing, ice, and the processes of transfer of properties such as heat, salinity, momentum and dissolved gases, within and into the ocean. "Elements of Physical Oceanography" serves as an ideal reference for topical research. It references related articles in physical oceanography to facilitate further research. It is richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts. It includes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers. Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference.