Physical Oceanographic Processes of the Great Barrier Reef is the first comprehensive volume describing the water circulation and its influence in controlling the distribution of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The book uses exhaustive field and numerical studies to show how the influence of the salient topography occurs at all scales.
Table of Contents
1.Geographic Setting 2.Wind, Rainfall, and Sediment Inflow 3.Water Properties and Patchiness 4.The Tides 5.Low-Frequency Motions 6.Models of the Low-Frequency Circulation 7.High Frequency Waves 8.Reef-Induced Circulation 9.Mixing and Dispersion Around Coral Reefs 10.Managing the Great Barrier Reef. References