The Resource Principles of ocean physics, John R. Apel

Principles of ocean physics, John R. Apel

Label
Principles of ocean physics
Title
Principles of ocean physics
Statement of responsibility
John R. Apel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, significant advances in both the theoretical and observational sides of physical oceanography have allowed the ocean's physical behavior to be described more quantitatively. This book discusses the physical mechanisms and processes of the sea, and will be valuable not only to oceanographers but also physicists, graduate students, and scientists working in dynamics or optics of the marine environment
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
551.46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GC150.5
LC item number
.A645 1987eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International Geophysics Series
Series volume
Volume 38
Label
Principles of ocean physics, John R. Apel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Principles of Ocean Physics; Copyright Page; Preface; Acknowledgments; Publisher's Credits; Table of Contents; Chapter One. Physical Oceanography: An Overview; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The Evolution of Modern Physical Oceanography; Bibliography; Chapter Two. Forcing Functions and Responses; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Forcing Functions On and In the Sea; 2.3 Gravitational and Rotational Forces; 2.4 Radiative, Thermodynamic, and Related Forces; 2.5 Zonal and Meridional Variations; 2.6 Wind Stress; 2.7 The General Circulation of the Ocean; 2.8 The Wind-Driven Oceanic Circulation
  • 2.9 Pressure Forcing2.10 The Thermohaline Circulation; 2.11 The Sea Floor and Its Dynamics; Bibliography; Chapter Three. Hydrodynamic Equations of the Sea; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Convective Derivative and the Momentum Equation; 3.3 Gravitational Forces; 3.4 Effects of Spin; 3.5 The Coriolis Force; 3.6 More Gravity; 3.7 Tidal Forces; 3.8 Total Potential Caused by Gravity and Rotation; 3.9 Internal Forces in a Viscous Fluid; 3.10 Conservation Equations for Mass and Salinity; 3.11 The Momentum Equation; 3.12 Fluctuations, Reynolds Stresses, and Eddy Coefficients
  • 3.13 Boundary Conditions in Fluid DynamicsBibliography; Chapter Four. Thermodynamics and Energy Relations; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Molecular Structure of H2O; 4.3 Effects of Temperature, Salinity, and Pressure; 4.4 Thermodynamics of Seawater; 4.5 Additional Thermodynamic Equations; 4.6 Heat Conduction Equation; 4.7 Specific Volume and Salinity Equations; 4.8 Equation of State; 4.9 Combined Hydrodynamics and Thermodynamics; 4.10 Energy Flow and Energy Equations; 4.11 Total Energy Equations; Bibliography; Chapter Five. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I: Waves and Tides; 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Quasi-Steady Motions5.3 Buoyancy and Stability; 5.4 Surface Waves; 5.5 Linear Capillary and Gravity Waves; 5.6 Dispersion Characteristics of Surface Waves; 5.7 Surface Gravity Waves; 5.8 Surface Capillary Waves; 5.9 Surface Wave Vorticity; 5.10 The Stream Function; 5.11 Energy Flow in Surface Waves; 5.12 Statistical Descriptions of Surface Gravity Waves; 5.13 Long-Wave, Shallow Water Equations; 5.14 Tsunami and Seismic Sea Waves; 5.15 Deep Sea and Coastal Tides; 5.16 Internal Wave Dynamics; 5.17 The Two-Layer Fluid; 5.18 Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability; Bibliography
  • Chapter Six. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II: Currents and Circulation6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Surface Wind Stress and Ekman Layer Dynamics; 6.3 Inertial Oscillations; 6.4. Vorticity: Relative, Planetary, Absolute, and Potential; 6.5 Sverdrup Transport; 6.6 Western Boundary Currents and Geostrophic Flow; 6.7 Vorticity Balance in a Western Boundary Current; 6.8 The Rossby Radius and the Western Boundary Current; 6.9 Meanderings and Other Mesoscale Motions; 6.10 Quasi-Geostrophic Motion and Rossby Waves; 6.11 Equatorial Waves and El Nino; 6.12 A Summary Dispersion Diagram
Control code
ocn896840320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (656 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781483288055
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17265927
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896840320
  • ebl1483288056

Library Locations

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