Über den Autor
Stanislaw Massel is currently a professor and the Director of the Institute of Oceanology in Sopot Poland.
Introduction.- Mechanics of Steep and Breaking Waves.- Statistical Properties of Ocean Waves.- Experimental insights into Mechanisms of Wave Breaking.- Wave Beraking Criteria and Probability of Breaking.- Energy Dissipation Due to Wave Breaking in Deep Waters.- Whitecaps Coverage on the Sea Surface.- Estimation of Aerosol Fluxes in Deep Water.- Seasonal Variation of Aerosol Fluxes in the Baltic Sea.- Appendices.
Bridges the gap between generalized texts and specialized texts on oceanography
First ocean wave title to specifically focus on wave breaking phenomenon
Can be used as a textbook for graduate students, Ph.D students and postdoctoral students due to its basic and educational character