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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Author: Robert H. Stewart
Subject: Earth Sciences
Source: Open Textbook Library
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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/ 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. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics/ although math is de-emphasized.

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