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In the ocean we interpret:


is the height 
(1.19) 


is the vertical velocity 
(1.20) 


is the pressure 
(1.21) 


is the buoyancy 
(1.22) 
where is a fixed reference density of water and is the
acceleration due to gravity.
In the above
At the bottom of the ocean:
.
The surface of the ocean is given by:
The position of the resting free surface of the ocean is given by
.
Boundary conditions are:


at (ocean bottom) 
(1.23) 


at (ocean surface) 
(1.24) 
where is the elevation of the free surface.
Then equations (1.11.6) yield a consistent set
of oceanic equations
which, for convenience, are written out in coordinates in Appendix Ocean
 see eqs(1.99) to (1.104).
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