Introduction to Oceanography
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Introduction to Oceanography by Kalon W. Morris

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Published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • OCEANOGRAPHY,
  • Science / Oceanography,
  • Earth Sciences - Oceanography,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatSpiral-bound
Number of Pages138
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10860736M
ISBN 100757518559
ISBN 109780757518553
OCLC/WorldCa150346393

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Preface This book was originally written for my Principles of Oceanography course at Roger Williams University, a lower-level introductory course required for marine biology and environmental science majors. By design, this course does not go into great detail about marine biological topics, as our students will cover those topics in their other courses. Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region. This book is a cloned version of Introduction to Oceanography by Paul Webb. This science textbook is a superb overview of oceanography. Written during the s, it is still a relevant and handy reference book in the 21st century for anyone who loves, and lives by, the sea. I purchased a used copy on and was delighted to discover it is autographed by Dr. Ross.4/5(1). It is a good book that could give you quick introduction/review on basic concepts of physical oceanography like potential density, temperature, Brunt-väisälä frequency, wind-driven surface currents, thermohaline circulation The chapters about surface currents and deep circulation are succint and well-written, although more info/comments on the role of overturning circulation on climate /5(15).

Description: "Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region."--Publisher's description. The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. This book is written for upper-division undergraduates and new graduate studentsin meteorology, ocean engineering, and oceanography. Topics covered includes: Voyage of Discovery, The Physical Setting, Atmospheric Influences, The Oceanic Heat Budget, Temperature, Salinity, and Density, The Equations of Motion, Equations of Motion With Viscosity, Geostrophic Currents, Wind Driven Ocean. Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

This is an online, introductory course in Oceanography, introducing physical, geological, chemical, and biological Oceanography to general education students. Students read the text book and take quizzes. Each week they also engage in lesson that involves critical thinking or . This book complements the Open University Oceanography Series, also published by Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a set text for the Open University third level course, S Show less This popular undergraduate textbook offers students a firm grounding in the fundamentals of biological oceanography. Introduction to Oceanography by Paul Webb is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International License, except where otherwise noted. Click for more information Metadata. Ocean Studies textbook Ed4 - rental. Ocean Studies explores the role of the ocean in the Earth system with special emphasis on the flow and transformations of water and energy into and out of the ocean, physical and chemical properties of ocean water, ocean circulation, marine life and habitats, interactions between the ocean and the other components of the Earth system, and the human/societal.