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Ocean Circulation Theory, Hardback Book

Ocean Circulation Theory Hardback


An overview of the advances made in the last decade and a half in this field.

Based on an advanced graduate level course, the book represents fundamental insights into the structure of the physical theory of the large-scale dynamics of the oceans.

The author has maintained throughout a blend of analytical and numerical results so as to achieve as deep a physical understanding of the dynamics of the large-scale circulations as possible.

The results of the theories are compared with observations and the success or inadequacies of the theories are highlighted.

Topics of particular interest are: theory of the wind-driven circulation, the thermocline, the equatorial circulation and the abyssal circulation.

Much of the material - previously scattered throughout the literature - has been collated here for the first time.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 456 pages, XI, 456 p.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Geology & the lithosphere
  • ISBN: 9783540604891

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