Citation: Talley L.D., Pickard G.L., Emery W.J., Swift J.H., 2011. Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction (Sixth Edition), Elsevier, Boston, 560 pp.
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Available on ScienceDirect from Elsevier. If you or your library has access to ScienceDirect, then access to DPO is the same as for any Elsevier journal.
Elsevier companion website containing:
Chapter S7: expanded version of the dynamics chapter (Chapter 7) with many more illustrations
Chapter S8: all marginal seas materials, also estuaries, coral reefs
Chapter S15: climate and the oceans
Chapter S16: instrumentation
Supplemental figures for most chapters
Powerpoints with all figures in full color, even if not in color in the print edition.
Image gallery: slide presentation through all of the figures.
Link to Java Ocean Atlas examples
Corrections to text, figure captions (html with bad formatting) (Last modified 18 March 2018)
Corrections to text, figure captions (pdf) (Last modified 18 March 2018)
Corrected figures (Last modified 12 November 2014)
(Thanks to those who are sending me corrections. Please send any that you find: my email is ltalley at ucsd.edu)
This personal author's website will provide informal updates, serving as a forum for problem sets, comments, suggestions, and other additional materials.
Dedication to Dr. George Lawson Pickard (1913-2007)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
Last modified: March 18, 2018