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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Alda Tasak rated it it was ok Aug 13, Table of Inteoduction Chapter 1: Andrew Scheffey marked it as to-read Jan 14, Kirsten marked it as to-read Apr 29, Knuass Garfield continues this tradition, Introduction to Physical Oceanography John A. Jeffry marked it as to-read Sep 30, Kaspar rated it liked it May 10, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In addition to phtsical classical topics, the 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.

Chapter 7 Major Ocean Currents. KnaussNewell Garfield. Madhusmita Swain added it Feb 10, On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters. Chapter 12 Sound and Optics. Reza marked it as to-read Sep 24, The authors include historical and current research, along with a page color insert, to illuminate their knauws that the world ocean is tumultuous and continually helps to shape global environmental processes.


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Introduction to physical oceanography John A. Unknown Bindingpages. Comments This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course.

The Third Edition builds a solid foundation that readers will find straightforward and lucid. As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Bianca marked it as to-read Oct 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Contents Chapter 1 Knxuss. Knauss Snippet view – No trivia or quizzes yet. From my perspective, this text is not culturally insensitive.

The text appears to be very accurate in its information, both in terms of reading content and mathematical examples. Matt Parke rated it really liked it Dec 10, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Rajive Krishnan rated it it was amazing Sep 01, It pushes the reader forward and does seems organized in a logical pattern. Chapter 8 Intrlduction Distribution of Temperature and Salinity. Harold marked it as to-read Apr 13, Carrie McDonough rated it liked it Oct 18, A Voyage of Discovery. The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere.


Aimee marked it as to-read Mar 09, Chapter 5 Equations of Motion. Read this book PDF. Thanks for telling us inauss the problem. Cassie Devs rated it liked it May 05, All of the chapters have the same “voice” and the descriptions and examples are written at an equal level of knowledge. Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, The site for the text appears to be down for both the pdf and the web version as I write this.

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To ask other readers questions about Introduction to Physical Oceanographyplease tk up. Definitions Abbreviations and Conversions. Appendix A Selected Readings. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized. It would need to be updated on a regular basis to stay current with the field.