Descriptive Physical Oceanography book cover

Descriptive Physical Oceanography

An Introduction


Published: August 1990

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-037952-4


  • ...this is an exccellent book, maintaining and improving on the high standard of previous editions;
    Ocean Challenge Volume 1 No 3/4, May 1990 excellent volume that can be unhesitatingly recommended to anyone who seeks information on the physical structure of the ocean and the processes that maintain it.
    Marine Pollution Bulletin Volume 22 Number 6, 1991
    Excellent text for science/maths students in oceanography too math oriented for beginning freshmen or non science majors.
    John Simms, College Natural Science, 1991
    This is a first-rate text... Lucidly written and comprehensive
    Dr E. J. W. Jones, University College of London, Oceanography 5th Edn


  • Introduction. Ocean dimensions, shapes and bottom materials. Physical properties of sea-water. Typical distributions of water characteristics in the oceans. Water, salt and heat budgets of the oceans. Instruments and methods. Circulation and water masses of the oceans. Coastal oceanography. Some directions for future work. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.


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