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 handled as coupled elements of 1 approach; the ensuing curiosity in air-sea interplay difficulties has resulted in a speedy development within the sophistication of tools and size strategies. This publication has been designed as a reference textual content which describes, albng with the tools themselves, the amassed functional experi ence of specialists engaged in box observations of air-sea interac tions. it's intended to complement instead of change manuals on ordinary regimen observations or instnunentation handbooks. on the inception a textbook used to be deliberate, which might comprise in basic terms good verified tools and tools. It was once fast came across that for the publication to be beneficial many units and strategies must be incorporated that are nonetheless evolving swiftly. The reader is hence recommended to take not anything in those pages without any consideration. definitely, each contributor is a professional, yet whereas a few are again ed up by way of generations of released paintings, others are pioneers. the alternative of themes, in fact, is arguable. the categories of observa tions incorporated are usually not exhaustive and themes comparable to marine aero sols and radio-tracers are passed over, as used to be the final topic of distant sensing, which was once felt to be too vast and evol ving too speedily. the rule followed in restricting dimension used to be greatest use fulness to 'a proficient experimentalist new to the field'.