Introduction to Physical Oceanography
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. It is suitable for one-semester, junior/graduate-level courses in Physical Oceanography offered in Oceanography, or Civil Engineering departments.
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Chapter Two A Stratified Ocean
Chapter Three The Transfer of Heat Across the Ocean Surface
The Conservation Equations
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