Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction

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Academic Press, 11.04.2011 - 560 Seiten

Descriptive Physical Oceanography, Sixth Edition, provides an introduction to the field with an emphasis on large-scale oceanography based mainly on observations. Topics covered 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.

This updated version contains ocean basin descriptions, including ocean climate variability, emphasizing dynamical context; new chapters on global ocean circulation and introductory ocean dynamics; and a new companion website containing PowerPoint figures, lecture and study guides, and practical exercises for analyzing a global ocean data set using Java OceanAtlas.

This text is ideal for undergraduates and graduate students in marine sciences and 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, supplemental chapters, and practical exercises for analyzing a global ocean data set using Java OceanAtlas
 

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Inhalt

Chapter 1 Introduction to Descriptive Physical Oceanography
1
Chapter 2 Ocean Dimensions Shapes and Bottom Materials
7
Chapter 3 Physical Properties of Seawater
29
Chapter 4 Typical Distributions of Water Characteristics
67
Chapter 5 Mass Salt and Heat Budgets and Wind Forcing
111
Chapter 6 Data Analysis Concepts and Observational Methods
147
Chapter 7 Dynamical Processes for Descriptive Ocean Circulation
187
Chapter 8 Gravity Waves Tides and Coastal Oceanography
223
Chapter 10 Pacific Ocean
303
Chapter 11 Indian Ocean
363
Chapter 12 Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas
401
Chapter 13 Southern Ocean
437
Chapter 14 Global Circulation and Water Properties
473
References
513
Index
545
Color Plates
557

Chapter 9 Atlantic Ocean
245

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Über den Autor (2011)

Lynne Talley is a Professor of Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California San Diego. Lynne is a seagoing oceanographer with research interests in the water mass distributions and circulation of the world ocean. She is a graduate of Oberlin College (B.A. in physics) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program (Ph.D. in physical oceanography). She has been an editor of the Journal of Physical Oceanography and has served on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4 and AR5), many committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and planning and steering committees for major field programs, including the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) of the 1990s and the U.S. Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Geophysical Union, the Oceanography Society, and the American Meteorological Society.

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