Descriptive Physical Oceanography
- G. L. Pickard, Department of Oceanography, University of British Columbia, Canada
- W. J. Emery, Aerospace Engineering Science Department, University of Colorado, USA
The rapidly developing field of oceanography has necessitated the publication of a fifth edition of this classic textbook. The revised version provides an introduction to descriptive (synoptic) oceanography and contains updated information on topics such as the heat budget, instruments and in particular, the use of satellites. The sections on equatorial oceanography, sea-ice physics, distribution and El Nino have been completely rewritten. The book is further supplemented by text on thermohaline circulation, mixing and also coral reef oceanography.
For advanced undergraduates and beginning postgraduates in marine sciences and oceanography.
Published: August 1990
...this is an exccellent book, maintaining and improving on the high standard of previous editions;
Ocean Challenge Volume 1 No 3/4, May 1990
...an 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.