By F. Dobson, L. Hasse, R. Davis
During the previous decade, man's centuries-old curiosity in marine me teorology and oceanography has broadened. Ocean and surroundings are actually taken care of as coupled components of 1 procedure; the ensuing curiosity in air-sea interplay difficulties has ended in a swift development within the sophistication of tools and size ideas. This ebook has been designed as a reference textual content which describes, albng with the tools themselves, the gathered sensible experi ence of specialists engaged in box observations of air-sea interac tions. it really is intended to complement instead of change manuals on common regimen observations or instnunentation handbooks. on the inception a textbook was once deliberate, which might include simply good proven tools and tools. It used to be quick came across that for the publication to be worthwhile many units and methods must be integrated that are nonetheless evolving quickly. The reader is accordingly advised to take not anything in those pages without any consideration. definitely, each contributor is knowledgeable, yet whereas a few are again ed up through generations of released paintings, others are pioneers. the alternative of issues, in fact, is arguable. the kinds of observa tions incorporated should not exhaustive and issues corresponding to marine aero sols and radio-tracers are passed over, as used to be the final topic of distant sensing, which used to be felt to be too huge and evol ving too speedily. the rule of thumb followed in restricting measurement was once greatest use fulness to 'a informed experimentalist new to the field'.