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Descriptive Physical Oceanography : An Introduction: 6th edition, 2005  - James H. Swift

Descriptive Physical Oceanography

An Introduction: 6th edition, 2005

Paperback Published: 21st February 2005
ISBN: 9780750645522
Number Of Pages: 560

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The sixth edition of Descriptive Physical Oceanography provides an introduction to descriptive physical oceanography for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. The emphasis is on large-scale oceanography, based mainly in observations, with some topics from waves and coastal oceanography also included. Topics include the physical properties of seawater, heat and salt budgets, instrumentation, data analysis methods, introductory dynamics, oceanography and climate variability of each of the oceans and of the global ocean, and brief introductions to the physical setting, waves, and coastal oceanography.
Expanded ocean basin descriptions, including ocean climate variability, emphasizing dynamical context
New chapters on global ocean circulation and introductory ocean dynamics
Companion website containing PowerPoint figures, lecture and study guides, and practical exercises for analyzing a global ocean data set using Java OceanAtlas

"This book and ancillary web-based appendices are a valuable reference for the modern-day seabird ecologist, providing a wealth of baseline information and serving as a language guide for describing physical oceanography...I highly recommend this updated classic text on descriptive physical oceanography."--Marine Ornithology Volume 40, No. 1, 2012

Introduction to descriptive physical oceanography
Ocean dimensions, shapes and bottom materials
Physical properties of seawater
Typical distributions of water characteristics
Mass, salt and heat budgets and wind forcing
Data analysis concepts and observational methods
Dynamical processes for descriptive ocean circulation
Gravity waves, tides, and coastal oceanography
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas
Southern Ocean
Global circulation and water properties
Supplemental texts (web only)
Brief history of physical oceanography
(expanded) Dynamical processes for descriptive ocean circulation
Gravity waves, tides, and coastal oceanography (additional materials)
Climate and the oceans
Instruments and Methods
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ISBN: 9780750645522
ISBN-10: 0750645520
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 21st February 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 19.1  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 1.4
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: Revised