By F. Dobson, L. Hasse, R. Davis
During the earlier decade, man's centuries-old curiosity in marine me teorology and oceanography has broadened. Ocean and surroundings are actually handled as coupled elements of 1 process; the ensuing curiosity in air-sea interplay difficulties has resulted in a speedy development within the sophistication of tools and dimension thoughts. This booklet has been designed as a reference textual content which describes, albng with the tools themselves, the gathered useful experi ence of specialists engaged in box observations of air-sea interac tions. it truly is intended to complement instead of exchange manuals on normal regimen observations or instnunentation handbooks. on the inception a textbook was once deliberate, which might comprise merely good proven equipment and tools. It used to be fast chanced on that for the booklet to be important many units and methods must be integrated that are nonetheless evolving quickly. The reader is accordingly recommended to take not anything in those pages without any consideration. definitely, each contributor is knowledgeable, yet whereas a few are again ed up by way of generations of released paintings, others are pioneers. the alternative of subject matters, in fact, is controversial. the kinds of observa tions integrated will not be exhaustive and themes comparable to marine aero sols and radio-tracers are passed over, as was once the final topic of distant sensing, which used to be felt to be too extensive and evol ving too swiftly. the rule followed in proscribing dimension used to be greatest use fulness to 'a informed experimentalist new to the field'.
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Air-Sea Interaction: Instruments and Methods by F. Dobson, L. Hasse, R. Davis