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Modern Observational Physical Oceanography Understanding the Global Ocean

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ISBN-10: 0691158827

ISBN-13: 9780691158822

Edition: 2015

Authors: Carl Wunsch

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With the advent of computers, novel instruments, satellite technology, and increasingly powerful modeling tools, we know more about the ocean than ever before. Yet we also have a new generation of oceanographers who have become increasingly distanced from the object of their study. Ever fewer scientists collect the observational data on which they base their research. Instead, many download information without always fully understanding how far removed it is from the original data, with opportunity for great misinterpretation. This textbook introduces modern physical oceanography to beginning graduate students in marine sciences and experienced practitioners in allied fields. Real…    
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Book details

List price: $92.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/15/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.07" wide x 10.51" long x 1.33" tall
Weight: 3.828
Language: English

Carl Wunsch is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography, Emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a long-term visiting professor at Harvard University. His books include "Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems: With Geophysical Fluid Applications" and "The Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem". He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Royal Society.