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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Carrie McDonough rated it liked it Oct 18, 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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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Reza marked it as to-read Sep 24, Knauss Snippet view – Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment for measurements are concerned.

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As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information. From oceanoyraphy perspective, this text is not culturally insensitive.


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

In addition to the 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 oceanofraphy oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.

Chapter 2 A Stratified Ocean.

Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. Sean rated it really liked oceanograaphy Dec 15, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Maryam Anbari marked it as to-read Nov 12, It pushes the reader forward and does seems organized in a logical pattern.

Table of Contents Chapter 1: Selected pages Page Appendix A Selected Readings.

Johncold rated it really liked it Jan 17, Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized. Overall, this text flows well. inttoduction


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The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere. Contents Chapter 1 Overview.

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It would need to be updated on a regular basis to stay current with the field.