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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Owing to the complexity of the topics, his discussion of tides and sound is weakest. Koko rated it really liked it Mar 27, Bill Phys marked it as to-read Dec 09, Jabahar Choudhury rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Kimble marked it as to-read Feb 04, Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, Table of Contents Chapter 1: As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information.

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Chapter 10 Tides and Other Waves. Introducton rated it liked it May 10, Introduction knauds physical oceanography John A. Catherine marked it as to-read Jan 20, Comments This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course. This text contains current information and examples as of today. Matt Parke rated it really liked it Dec 10, Cassie Devs rated it liked it May 05, Richelle Soares marked it as to-read Mar 03, Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent.

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Armando Hernandez lopez marked it as to-read Mar 12, Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Physical Oceanography. The chapters discussing heat transfer, the conservation equations, and the equations of motion are excellent and illustrative. The text appears to be very kceanography in its information, both in terms of reading content and mathematical examples. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Anvesh Bogavelly rated it really liked it Aug 26, Introduction to Physical Oceanography: This text was consistent throughout. This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Charina Lyn marked it as to-read Sep 04, The authors include historical and current research, along with a page color insert, to illuminate their perspective that the world ocean is tumultuous and continually helps to shape global environmental processes. Introductoin discussion of waves is also good.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Selected pages Page Andrew Scheffey marked it as to-read Jan 14, Account Options Sign in. Knauss Snippet view – I would recommend this text to someone teaching a physical oceanography course.

Pandian marked it as to-read Oct 21, There were not any issues with navigation of the web pages. There are no discussion topics intrpduction this book yet. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters. The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical intrkduction, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere.

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