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Introduction to Physical Oceanography by John A. Knauss

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Annie Persson marked it as to-read Feb 19, Kirsten marked it as to-read Apr 29, An Invitation to Marine Science. For decades, previous editions of John Knauss’s seminal work have struck a balance between purely descriptive texts and mathematically rigorous ones, giving a wide range of marine scientists access to the fundamental principles of physical oceanography. However, the mathematical expressions deductions, specially for the motion equations, could be better detailed in more steps.

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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Richelle Soares marked it as to-read Mar 03, Some information could become outdated in the near future, as far as numerical models and equipment knaues measurements are concerned.


Catherine marked it as to-read Jan 20, Introduction to Practical Peridynamics: 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.

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