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dc.creatorStewart, Robert H.
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-10T21:04:33Z
dc.date.available2017-04-10T21:04:33Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/160216
dc.description.abstract"This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. 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, databases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized."--Open Textbook Library.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsA voyage of discovery -- The historical setting -- The physical setting -- Atmospheric influences -- The oceanic heat budget -- Temperature, salinity, and density -- The equations of motion -- Equations of motion with viscosity -- Response of the upper ocean to winds -- Geostrophic currents -- Wind driven ocean circulation -- Vorticity in the ocean -- Deep circulation in the ocean -- Equatorial processes -- Numerical models -- Ocean waves -- Coastal processes and tides.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherRobert H. Stewarten_US
dc.subject.lcshOceanography
dc.titleIntroduction to physical oceanographyen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
local.departmentOceanographyen_US


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