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.