Descriptive Physical Oceanography JOA Examples


The oceanographic research vessel Roger Revelle (UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography) off Antarctica.


  • Go to the JOA Application tab for instructions, links, and tips on getting and using Java OceanAtlas.


Remember to COPY the Java OceanAtlas Application and support files to your hard drive to complete the installation process.

Use the Data Files

  • The introduction to each chapter will have a link for that chapter’s data files.

  • You can also go to the Data Files page to copy files to your work area. You can access the Data Files page using the black navigation bar above.

  • Data files can be opened from within JOA. With JOA open, go to the File menu, and select Open…. Select the file.


  • Lynne D. Talley, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • George L. Pickard, U. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • William J. Emery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

  • James H. Swift, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, USA

Contributors to the DPO JOA Examples

  • Carolina Berys

  • Irene Chan

  • Roxanne Lee

  • Matthew Shen

Also with

  • Andrew Barna

  • Theresa Calderon

  • Jessicah Morison

  • Andrew Shen

Full citation information

Talley, L. D., Pickard, G. L., Emery, W. J., & Swift, J. H., 2011. Descriptive Physical Ocean: An Introduction (6th ed.), Elsevier, Oxford, U.K.


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