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: 05/08/1996
- Category: Geology & the lithosphere
- ISBN: 9783540604891
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