Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 08 Issue 03

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Volume 08, No. 3
Pages 95 - 96


REVIEW AND COMMENT • Review of Benoit Chushman-Roisin's Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Dennis W. Moore
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Professor Cushman-Roisin has written an introductory geophysical fluid dynamics text for “upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in environmental fluid dynamics.” His purpose is to provide a suitable introductory text for a broad audience, including not only physicists and mathematicians but also “biologists, atmospheric chemists, and engineers (who wish) to understand the rudiments of climate and ocean dynamics.” For those students and others who are unprepared to tackle Pedlosky’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Professor Cushman-Roisin’s Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is an easier place to start. Actually, anyone reading Pedlosky’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics for the first time might find Cushman-Roisin’s book to be a useful supplement.


Moore, D.W. 1995. Review of Benoit Chushman-Roisin’s Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Oceanography 8(3):95–96, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1995.05.

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