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The Ocean

The Ocean

by Philip Henry Gosse

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  • Release : 1846
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alien Ocean

Alien Ocean
Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas

by Stefan Helmreich

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2009-01-05
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780520942608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alien Ocean immerses readers in worlds being newly explored by marine biologists, worlds usually out of sight and reach: the deep sea, the microscopic realm, and oceans beyond national boundaries. Working alongside scientists at sea and in labs in Monterey Bay, Hawai'i, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Sargasso Sea and at undersea volcanoes in the eastern Pacific, Stefan Helmreich charts how revolutions in genomics, bioinformatics, and remote sensing have pressed marine biologists to see the sea as animated by its smallest inhabitants: marine microbes. Thriving in astonishingly extreme conditions, such microbes have become key figures in scientific and public debates about the origin of life, climate change, biotechnology, and even the possibility of life on other worlds.

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management
Concepts And Practices

by Biliana Cicin-Sain,Robert W. Knecht,Dosoo Jang,Gregory W. Fisk,University of Delaware. Center for the Study of Marine Policy,Intergovermental Oceanographic Commission,Unesco,University of Delaware. College of Marine Studies

  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 1998-03-01
  • Pages : 517
  • ISBN : 9781559636049
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biliana Cicin-Sain and Robert W. Knecht are co-directors of the Center for the Study of Marine Policy at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and co-authors of The Future of U.S. Ocean Policy (Island Press, 1998).

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents

by N.A

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2014-05-14
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN : 9780080870403
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ocean Currents

World Ocean Atlas

World Ocean Atlas
1994 Nutrients

by Margarita E. Conkright,Syndey Levitus,Timothy P. Boyer

  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 1994-07-01
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0788130765
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This atlas contains maps of phosphate, nitrate and silicate at selected standard levels of the world ocean in a one-degree grid. The fields used to generate these maps were computed by objective historical data. Maps for all-data annual composing periods are presented. Data distribution maps are presented for various composting periods. Basin zonal averages and basin volume averages are computed form these objectively analyzed fields and presented in the form of figures and tables.

Oceans: a Very Short Introduction

Oceans: a Very Short Introduction

by Dorrik Stow

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-06-22
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0199655073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained there for the great majority of that time. Today the seas still provide 99% of habitable living space, the largest repository of biomass, and holds the greatest number of undiscovered species on the planet. Our oceans are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area, they have become increasingly important as the source of food, energy in the form of oil and gas, and for their mineral wealth. Oceans also form a key part of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements critical to life. Nutrients in upwelling areas are spread by ocean currents, and the plankton of the seas supports a wealth of wildlife. In this Very Short Introduction Dorrik Stow analyses these most important components of our blue planet and considers their relationship with, and exploitation by, humans. He shows how the oceans are an essential resource to our overpopulated world, and discusses why exploration and greater scientific understanding of the oceans, their chemistry, and their mineral wealth are now a high priority. Stow also explores what we know of how oceans originate, and evolve and change; the shape of the seafloor and nature of its cover; the physical processes that stir the waters and mix such a rich chemical broth; and the inseparable link between oceans and climate. As polar ice melts and sea-levels rise, countless millions who have made their homes on low-lying lands close to the sea are threatened. As scientific exploration of the seas gathers pace, the new knowledge gained of the ocean-Earth systems and their interaction with the human environment is vital to our understanding of how we can preserve these ultimately fragile environments. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Temperature-Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters

Temperature-Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters

by O.I. Mamayev

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-05-22
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 9780080870472
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Temperature-Salinity Analysis of World Ocean Waters

Ocean

Ocean
A Photicular Book

by Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN : 9780761180517
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers informative essays and factual statistics on eight distinctive marine animals, each accompanied by video-like Photicular illustrations, as well as an introductory piece chronicling a journey on a submersible.

The Turbulent Ocean

The Turbulent Ocean

by S. A. Thorpe

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2005-10-27
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781139445795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The subject of ocean turbulence is in a state of discovery and development with many intellectual challenges. This book describes the principal dynamic processes that control the distribution of turbulence, its dissipation of kinetic energy and its effects on the dispersion of properties such as heat, salinity, and dissolved or suspended matter in the deep ocean, the shallow coastal and the continental shelf seas. It focuses on the measurement of turbulence, and the consequences of turbulent motion in the oceanic boundary layers at the sea surface and near the seabed. Processes are illustrated by examples of laboratory experiments and field observations. The Turbulent Ocean provides an excellent resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as an introduction and general overview for researchers. It will be of interest to all those involved in the study of fluid motion, in particular geophysical fluid mechanics, meteorology and the dynamics of lakes.

Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

by W. Chan Kim,Renée Mauborgne

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1591396190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kim and Mauborgne present a non-competitive approach for achieving high business growth through the development of uncontested market space with practically limitless potential.

Ocean Disposal of Wastewater

Ocean Disposal of Wastewater

by Ian R. Wood,Robert G. Bell,D. L. Wilkinson

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9789812796028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers a comprehensive study on the subject of ocean disposal of treated and untreated sewage waste. The early chapters cover the philosophy of outfall design, properties of sewage from developed towns and an overview of water quality regulations in New Zealand, Great Britain and the U.S. Alternative ways of satisfying these regulations are discussed. The book also provides information required to design outfall pipelines and diffusers.

The Command of the Ocean

The Command of the Ocean
A Naval History of Britain, 1649-1815

by N. A. M. Rodger

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 907
  • ISBN : 9780393060508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive account of Britain's naval empire, from 1649-1815, covers how the British Navy was financed, manned, and directed, and documents key figures and battles.

Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean

Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean
Their Ecology and Conservation

by T. R. McClanahan,C. R. C. Sheppard,D. O. Obura

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2000-10-12
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9780195352177
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coral reefs are among Earth's most diverse, productive, and beautiful ecosystems, but until recently, their ecology and the means to manage them have been poorly understood and documented. In response to the inadequate information base for coral reefs, this book reviews the ecological and conservation status of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, bringing together presentations of the region's leading scientists and managers working on coral reefs. Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation starts with a general overview of the biogeography of the region and a historical account of attempts to conserve this ecosystem. It goes on to describe the state of the reefs in each of the countries with coral reefs, and it concludes with a series of management case studies. The book also summarizes most of the existing ecological information on reefs in this region and efforts at management, making it useful for students, teachers, and investigators interested in tropical or marine ecology, conservation biology and management, and environmental sciences.

Physical Optics of Ocean Water

Physical Optics of Ocean Water

by K.S. Shifrin

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1998-02-18
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9780883185292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

by Adrian E. Gill,Adrian E. (University of Cambridge Gill, England)

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 1982-12-12
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 9780122835223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How the Ocean : Atmosphere System Is Driven -- Transfer of Properties between Atmosphere and Ocean -- Properties of a Fluid at Rest -- Equations Satisfied by a Moving Fluid -- Adjustment under Gravity in a Nonrotating System -- Adjustment under Gravity of a Density-Stratified Fluid -- Effect of Rotation -- Gravity Waves in a Rotating Fluid -- Forced Motion -- Effects of Side Boundaries -- The Tropics -- Mid-Latitudes -- Instabilities, Fronts, and the General Circulation -- Units and Their SI Equivalents -- Useful Values -- Properties of Seawater -- Properties of Moist Air.

Ocean Surface Waves

Ocean Surface Waves
Their Physics and Prediction

by Stanislaw R. Massel

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 491
  • ISBN : 9789810221096
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is intended as a handbook for professionals and researchers in the areas of Physical Oceanography, Ocean and Coastal Engineering and as a text for graduate students in these fields. It presents a comprehensive study on surface ocean waves induced by wind, including basic mathematical principles, physical description of the observed phenomena, practical forecasting techniques of various wave parameters and applications in ocean and coastal engineering, all from the probabilistic and spectral points of view. The book commences with a description of mechanisms of surface wave generation by wind and its modern modeling techniques. The stochastic and probabilistic terminology is introduced and the basic statistical and spectral properties of ocean waves are developed and discussed in detail. The bulk of material deals with the prediction techniques for waves in deep and coastal waters for simple and complex ocean basins and complex bathymetry. The various prediction methods, currently used in oceanography and ocean engineering, are described and the examples of practical calculations illustrate the basic text. An appendix provides a description of the modern methods of wave measurement, including the remote sensing techniques. Also the wave simulation methods and random data analysis techniques are discussed. In the book a lot of discoveries of the Russian and East European scientists, largely unknown in the Western literature due to the language barrier, are referred to.

The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean

The Freshwater Budget of the Arctic Ocean

by Edward Lyn Lewis,E. Peter Jones,Peter Lemke,Terry D. Prowse,Peter Wadhams

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2000-05-31
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN : 9780792364405
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, 27 April-1 May 1998

Opportunities and Uses of the Ocean

Opportunities and Uses of the Ocean

by David A. Ross

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1461260361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The oceans cover about 72 percent of our planet (which is named for the remaining 28 percent). These oceans have fascinated and challenged the human race for centuries. In the past, the ocean had been used first as a source of food and later as a means of transportation. However, the oceans have recently become very important-they may offer a solution to many of our modern problems. For example, refuse from land is to be dumped into the ocean never to be seen again; fish and other biological resources are to be caught and used to meet the protein deficiency of the world; oil and gas from the continental shelf and perhaps deeper areas will eventually solve our energy problems. None ofthese examples is completely possible, and the at source offood and later as a means of transportation. However, the oceans social, and ecological problems in the marine environment. Countries are al ready planning how the oceans can be divided up, so that they will get their "fair share". Economists, politicians, and others are producing almost daily, optimistic or pessimistic views (depending upon your own viewpoint) about the ocean and its resources. Equally loud reports come from environ mentalists, conservationists, government sources, and oil companies con cerning the pollution and potential destruction of the ocean.

Ocean Biogeochemistry

Ocean Biogeochemistry
The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change

by Michael J.R. Fasham

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2003-04-08
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9783540423980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oceans account for 50% of the anthropogenic CO2 released into the atmosphere. During the past 15 years an international programme, the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), has been studying the ocean carbon cycle to quantify and model the biological and physical processes whereby CO2 is pumped from the ocean's surface to the depths of the ocean, where it can remain for hundreds of years. This project is one of the largest multi-disciplinary studies of the oceans ever carried out and this book synthesises the results. It covers all aspects of the topic ranging from air-sea exchange with CO2, the role of physical mixing, the uptake of CO2 by marine algae, the fluxes of carbon and nitrogen through the marine food chain to the subsequent export of carbon to the depths of the ocean. Special emphasis is laid on predicting future climatic change.

The Ocean and Climate Change

The Ocean and Climate Change
Tools and Guidelines for Action

by N.A

  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 2831712017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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