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Waves in the Ocean - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444419262, 9780080879772

Waves in the Ocean, Volume 20

1st Edition

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Authors: P.H. LeBlond L.A. Mysak
eBook ISBN: 9780080879772
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 602
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Free waves: Short wavelengths. Free waves: Long wavelengths. Free waves: Lateral boundary effects. Statistical and probabilistic methods. Wave interactions. Wave-current interactions: Critical layer absorption and stability of parallel flows. The generation and dissipation of waves. References. Author Index. Subject Index


This is a book which will be welcomed not only by researchers and engineers, but also by teachers and students, as it contains the only comprehensive review of the dynamics of ocean waves. Existing books are now either out of date or restricted to specialized aspects of the subject, whereas this book covers all types of ocean waves, ranging from capillary to planetary waves. Because of its completeness of coverage, its use of elementary mathematics and the provision of numerous problems and exercises, the book will be an indispensable text for everyone. It is completed by a very lengthy bibliography which includes many references to the Russian literature.


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@qu:The authors are to be congratulated on producing an excellent review of waves in the ocean. @source: Nature

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About the Authors

P.H. LeBlond

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Professor of Oceanography and Physics, The University of British Columbia

L.A. Mysak

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mathematics and Oceanography, The University of British Columbia