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An introduction to basic ocean dynamics for students of marine biology, chemistry, meteorology, geology and engineering.
Introduction - what drives the ocean currents?; temperature, salinity, density and the oceanic pressure field; the Coriolis force, geostropy, Rossby waves and the westwood intensification; Ekman layer transports, Ekman pumping and the Sverdrup balance; water mass formation, subduction and the oceanic heat budget; Antarctic oceanography; Arctic oceanography -the path of North Atlantic Deep Water; the Pacific Ocean; hydrology of the Pacific Ocean; adjacent seas of the Pacific Ocean; the Indian Ocean; hydrology of the Indian Ocean; adjacent seas of the Indian Ocean and the Australasian Mediterranean Sea; the Atlantic Ocean; hydrology of the Atlantic Ocean; aspects of advanced regional oceanography; the oceans and the world's mean climate; El Nino and the Southern oscillation (ENSO); the ocean and climate change.