INTRODUCTION. TO The language of physical oceanography is primarily that of physics with a rather J. A. Knauss, , Deep-Sea Res., 6(4): Introduction to Physical Oceanography has 18 ratings and 2 reviews. Kem said: Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic. Reviewed by Karen Carroll, Assistant Professor, Umpqua Community College on 8/22/ This text is very comprehensive. It covers a wide variety of aspects of.

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Reza marked it as to-read Sep 24, Open Preview See a Problem? Knauss does a good job with his derivations. Owing to the complexity of the topics, his discussion of tides and sound is weakest. Mutiara is oceanograohy reading it Mar 07, Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Physical Oceanography.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

However, this could be updated in a relatively easy manner. Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A.

N rated it it was amazing Jul 06, Matt Parke rated it really liked it Dec 10, 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. Kaspar rated it liked it May 10, Fernando Ribeiro marked it as to-read Apr 07, Sudharshanaram Ramakrishnan marked it as to-read Jun 18, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Ryan rated it really liked it Sep 02, Lists with This Book. Carrie McDonough rated it liked it Oct 18, Peyman marked it as to-read Aug 24, Reviews Learn more about reviews. About the Book This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering.

Pandian marked it as to-read Oct 21, In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, 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.

This is well-designed for an upper division undergraduate course, but not for use for an introductory oceanography course.

Apr 01, Kem White rated it really liked it. Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, But anyone looking for an accessible and readable text on physical oceanography with many useful derivations can start here.

Rajive Krishnan rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Jabahar Choudhury rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Andrew Scheffey marked it as to-read Jan 14, I would recommend this text to someone teaching a physical oceanography course. His discussion of waves is also good. A Voyage of Discovery. Jim Tobias rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Kimble marked it as to-read Feb 04, It pushes the reader forward and does seems organized in a logical pattern.


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As this is a scientific text, there is not a lot of general cultural information. Harold marked introruction as to-read Apr 13, This is a great text for an undergraduate upper division course.

Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss

From my perspective, this text is not culturally insensitive. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Madhusmita Swain added it Feb 10, Aimee marked it as to-read Mar 09, Alexs marked it as to-read Nov 15, The book covers just physical oceanography, so if you’re interested in marine ecology, chemical oceanography, or marine geology, you’d best look elsewhere.

The chapters discussing heat transfer, the conservation eq Though I’m not an oceanographer, I found Knauss’s introduction to the topic to be excellent. It would need to be updated on a regular basis to stay current with the field.