INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): Reviewed by Karen Carroll, Assistant Professor, Umpqua Community College on 8/22/ This text is very comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of aspects of. Introduction to Physical Oceanography has 18 ratings and 2 reviews. Kem said: Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Contents Chapter 1 Overview. Johncold rated it really liked it Jan 17, Armando Hernandez lopez marked it as to-read Mar 12, This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.

Chapter 9 WindGenerated Waves. Knass 01, Kem White rated it really liked it. Sean rated it really liked it Dec 15, The Third Edition builds a solid foundation that readers will find straightforward and lucid.


Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. Phjsical this is due to an update or error at the site’s network.

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There were not any issues with navigation of the web pages. Kenneth Selger rated it really liked it Dec 07, A Voyage of Discovery. This text was consistent throughout.

This text is very comprehensive. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chapter 12 Sound and Optics.

Waveland PressDec 2, – Science – pages. This text contains current information and examples as of today. Written by a scholar in the field, this book gives an introduction to physical oceanography and covers fundamental topics of interest to biologists, chemists, geologists, and physical oceanographers.

KnaussNewell Garfield. The site for the text appears to be down for pgysical the pdf and the web version as I write this. Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Overall, it’s fascinating to learn how small differences in salinity, temperature, and density drive so much of the dynamics of the Earth’s oceans.

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Appendix A Selected Readings. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment for measurements are concerned. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bianca marked it as to-read Oct 28, Madhusmita Swain added it Feb 10, All of the chapters have the same “voice” and the descriptions and examples are written at an equal level of knowledge.

Ryan rated it really liked it Sep 02, Introduction to physical oceanography John A. Chapter 6 The Effect of the Earths Rotation. Read this book PDF.