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Within the chapters, some of the material could be grouped in a more organized manner.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss

In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat oceanogrzphy, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.

Return to Book Page. Terlizzese Tiziano rated it phgsical liked it Jul 20, Knauss Snippet view – This is well-designed for an upper division undergraduate course, but not introductio use for an introductory oceanography course. Rajive Krishnan rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Ida Horhoruw marked it as to-read Oct 22, Jeffry marked it as to-read Sep 30, Reviews Learn more about reviews. Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment for measurements are concerned.

Armando Hernandez lopez marked it as to-read Mar 12, Written by a scholar in the field, this book gives an introduction to physical oceanography and covers fundamental topics of interest to biologists, chemists, geologists, and physical oceanographers. Want to Read saving….


This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. Definitions Abbreviations and Conversions.

On a large scale, this text was well-organized into chapters. Kenneth Selger rated it really liked it Dec 07, Matt Knuass rated it really liked it Dec 10, Introduction to physical oceanography John A.