Overview for Regional Oceanography: An Introduction
Regional Oceanography: An Introduction presents an introduction to the physical oceanography of the world ocean for students of all fields of marine sciences. Rather than presenting its material in a simple geographical framework, the book uses ocean dynamics as a frame of reference. Students of marine biology, chemistry, geology and engineering therefore find it useful as an introduction to basic ocean dynamics. The presentation of the regional distribution of properties is based on the modern data bases that have become available during the last two decades. This use of modern data sources combined with an extensive reference list makes the book valuable as a reference text for graduate students of physical oceanography and researchers in the field. Meteorologists interested in the ocean's role in climate variability and climate change will find the book a helpful introduction to the interaction between ocean and atmosphere.
J. Stuart Godfrey (Author)
J. Stuart Godfrey is a retired Chief Research Scientist at the Marine Laboratories of Australiaâ€™s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and an acknowledged expert on ocean dynamics and air / see interaction. He participated in several international oceanographic research campaigns and was a member of the planning groups of climate research programmes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Matthias Tomczak (Author)
Matthias Tomczak is Professor of Oceanography at the Flinders University of South Australia. His research interests range from the dynamics of coastal upwelling systems, air-sea interaction in the tropics and the oceanâ€™s role in climate to the formation and mixing of water masses and mixing at oceanic fronts. He has been teaching the physical oceanography of the deep ocean and its coastal waters for two decades. His online teaching material on the world wide web is used in universities of all continents.