INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): 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. 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.

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Madhusmita Swain added it Feb 10, The chapters discussing heat transfer, the introuction equations, and the equations of motion are excellent and illustrative. As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information.

Lists with This Book. There were not any issues with navigation of the web pages. On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters.

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.


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This text is very comprehensive. This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course.

Jim Tobias rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Kimble marked it as to-read Feb 04, Owing to the complexity of the knaauss, his discussion of tides and sound is weakest. This is well-designed for an upper division undergraduate course, but not for use for an introductory oceanography course. Johncold rated it really liked it Jan 17, His discussion of waves is also good. Open Preview See a Problem?

Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss

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Published January 1st by Waveland Press first published June But anyone looking for an accessible and readable text on physical oceanography with many useful derivations can start here. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It would need to be updated on a regular basis introductio stay current with the field.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Kirsten marked it as to-read Apr 29, N rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Arwa marked it as to-read Jul 08, About the Book This textbook covers physical-oceanographic physlcal, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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