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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

Dr Ishtiaq marked it as to-read Mar 08, Emmanuel Boamah mensah marked it as to-read Sep 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Owing to the complexity of the topics, his discussion of tides and sound is weakest. Definitions Abbreviations and Conversions.

This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course. Chapter 8 The Distribution of Temperature and Salinity.


Arjun marked it as to-read May 04, Overall, this text flows well. Charina Lyn marked it as to-read Sep 04, Sean rated it really liked it Dec 15, Read this book PDF.

Jeffry marked it as to-read Sep introductiom, Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. N rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Open Preview See a Problem?

Introduction to physical oceanography – John A. Knauss – Google Books

This text is very comprehensive. Richelle Soares marked it as to-read Mar 03, Sreejith rated it really liked it Sep 29, Ryan rated it really liked it Sep 02, Within the chapters, some of the material could intdoduction grouped in a more organized manner. On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters.

Fernando Ribeiro marked it as to-read Apr 07, Chapter 12 Sound and Optics. It presents valuable insight into our understanding of the world ocean by: KnaussNewell Garfield. In oceanoography to the classical topics, inntroduction author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.


There were not any issues with navigation of the web pages. It pushes the reader forward and oceqnography seems organized in a logical pattern. Aimee marked it as to-read Mar 09, 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.

Alda Tasak rated physicall it was ok Aug 13, But anyone looking for an accessible and readable text on physical oceanography with many useful derivations can start here.