APEL, John R. International Geophysics Series, Volume 38)
Title: Principles of Ocean Physics. 2nd pr.
Publisher:  Academic Press, London, 1988, ISBN:0120588668
Seller ID: 97004
APEL, John R. Principles of Ocean Physics . London: Academic Press, (1988).Second Printing, with corrections. Pp. (4),[v]-xiii,(1),-634, + 4 colou r plates and 1 folding chart. Illustrated. 8vo, pale blue card covers with white titles to front and spine. International Geophysics Series, Volume 38. Edited by William L. Donn. "Significant advances in both the theoretical and observational sides of physical oceanography have allowed more quantitative descriptions of the physical behaviour of the oceans to be derived. This book discusses the physical mechanisms and processes of the sea by firstdescribing them and then accounting for them theoretically. Results from n umerical models, laboratory experiments and remote measurements are also described, but this text does not attempt to be exhaustive. Its aim is ratherto present the fundamentals with what is hoped to be a balanced perspectiv e." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Physical Oceanography: An Overview;2. Forcing Functions and Responses; 3. Hydrodynamic Equations of the Sea; 4. Thermodynamics and Energy Relations; 5. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I: Waves and Tides; 6. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics II: Currents and Circulation; 7. Acoustical Oceanography; 8. Electromagnetics and the Sea; 9. Optics of the Sea. With appendices. Faint craese to spine, else very good. Due to thisvolume's weight, extra shipping charges may be necessary. 90.00