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Preliminaries

  • Dirk Olbers
  • Jürgen Willebrand
  • Carsten Eden
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Abstract

In this chapter some aspects of the kinematical description of oceanic flows are discussed. Furthermore, the equilibrium thermodynamics of seawater is reviewed. The results are prerequisites for the derivation of conservation laws in Chapter 2.

Keywords

Gibbs Function Internal Energy Thermodynamic Potential Isothermal Compressibility Distance Vector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz-Institut für Meereswissenschaften IFM-GEOMARKielGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Marine ScienceUniversity HamburgHamburgGermany

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