Arc Marine

GIS for a Blue Planet

Author: Dawn J. Wright

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589480171

Category: Science

Page: 202

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Authors of the book Arc Marine discuss results of a successful effort to create and define a data model for academic, government, military, and private oceanographers, resource managers, conservationists, geographers, nautical archaeologists, and analysts and managers of marine applications. Arc Marine is the perfect starting point for the intermediate marine student as well as a resource for the marine GIS expert. At a time when health of our oceans is seen as crucial to our existence, marine researchers have developed a data model that supports sea floor mapping, fisheries management, marine mammal tracking, monitoring shoreline change, and water temperature analysis. This book enables marine professionals to do better work.

Marine Geography

GIS for the Oceans and Seas

Author: Joe Breman

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589480452

Category: Science

Page: 204

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Explains how those studying the world's oceans and seas use geographic information systems to investigate the health of the environment and the potential threats to marine life.

Formation and Applications of the Sedimentary Record in Arc Collision Zones

Author: Amy E. Draut,Peter D. Clift,David W. Scholl

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724368

Category: Science

Page: 435

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"Inspired by a GSA Penrose Conference held in 2005 (cosponsored by the International Association of Sedimentologists and the British Sedimentological Research Group), the 17 papers in this volume explore sedimentary environments in arc collision zones and their utility in recording the evolution of modern and ancient convergent margins. The first set of papers in the collection focuses on formation and evolution of the sedimentary record in arc settings and arc collision zones, concentrating on modern intra-oceanic examples. Papers include studies of flexural modeling and factors that affect development of siliciclastic and carbonate deposits around modern arcs. The second half of the volume presents new applications of arc sedimentary records. These relate primarily to constraining tectonic events in the evolution of arc systems, but also concern the links among tectonic uplift, collision, and geomorphic and climatic feedback mechanisms in arc collision zones."--Publisher's website.

Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review

Author: Alan Ansell,Margaret Barnes,R N Gibson,R. N. Gibson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1857289846

Category: Science

Page: 468

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Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review considers basic areas of marine research, returning to them when appropriate in future volumes, and deals with subjects of special and topical importance in the field of marine biology. The thirty-sixth volume follows closely the objectives and style of the earlier well recieved volumes, continuing to regard marine sciences - with all their various aspects - as a unit. Physical, chemical and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in their own field. The series is an essential reference text for research workers and students in all fields of marine science and related subjects, and is consistently among the highest ranking impact factors for the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Education.

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Marine Geochemistry

Author: Horst D. Schulz,Matthias Zabel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540321446

Category: Science

Page: 574

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Since 1980 a considerable amount of scientific research dealing with geochemical processes in marine sediments has been carried out. This textbook summarizes the state-of-the-art in this field of research providing a complete representation of the subject and including the most recent findings. The topics covered include the examination of sedimentological and physical properties of the sedimentary solid phase. A new chapter describes properties, occurrence and formation of gas hydrates in marine sediments. The textbook ends with a chapter on model conceptions and computer models to quantify processes of early diagenesis.

Ocean Solutions, Earth Solutions

Author: Dawn J. Wright

Publisher: Esri Press

ISBN: 9781589484603

Category: Science

Page: 500

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This book showcases the leading, most up-to-date oceanography research using spatial analyses and geographic information systems.

Handbook of Marine Mineral Deposits

Author: David Spencer Cronan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849384295

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This handbook summarizes the main advances in our understanding of marine minerals and concentrates on the deposits of proven economic potential. In cases where our knowledge may be too limited to allow defining of their economic potential, those minerals are covered regionally or by deposit type. Handbook of Marine Mineral Deposits is divided into three sections; Marine placers, manganese nodules and crusts, and deep-sea hydrothermal mineralization. All of these mineral deposits have great potential importance to economic geologists and marine mines. Edited by an acknowledged expert in the field, this handbook includes work by internationally renowned contributors. The new United Nations Law of the Sea, ratified by over 100 countries within the past two years, provides a framework and guidelines for deep-sea mineral exploration that increases international interest in this book. The Handbook serves as a platform from which to launch the more detailed evaluation studies that will need to take place in the 21st century before recovery can continue or commence. Handbook of Marine Mineral Deposits is useful to mineralogists, economic geologists, marine geologists, marine miners, and conservationists. Features

Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation

Web Atlas Design and Implementation

Author: Wright, Dawn

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161520816X

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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"This book examines state-of-the-art developments in coastal informatics (e.g., data portals, data/ metadata vocabularies and ontologies, metadata creation/ extraction/ cross-walking tools, geographic and information management systems, grid computing) and coastal mapping (particularly via Internet map servers and web-based geographical information and analysis)"--Provided by publisher.

Arc Light

Author: Eric Harry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147673769X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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In a scenario terrifyingly close to today's headlines, Harry's debut novel opens with a North Korean invasion of South Korea that leads, through a series of tragic errors and decisions, to a Russian nuclear attack on military bases in the U.S. Like techno-thriller master Tom Clancy, Harry offers a sprawling narrative that focuses on a small army of soldiers, politicians and their families, American and Russian. National Security Advisor Greg Lambert must keep and tell secrets that may lead to Armageddon; Reservist David Chandler must leave his pregnant wife in order to drive a tank; U.S. President Walter Livingston, eager for peace, must endure the ignominy of impeachment; Russian General Yuri Razov must deal with the consequences of his initial decision to launch nuclear missiles. Ground, air and submarine battles alternate with scenes of anarchy stateside as exhausted leaders are forced to make instant decisions that might snuff out humanity forever. With a masterful grasp of military strategy and geopolitics, Harry moves his characters through nightmares of blood and death; his intricately detailed scenes of nuclear devastation are particularly horrifying. Told through a series of rapid-fire climaxes, this novel, a political and military cautionary tale of considerable power and conviction, will keep readers riveted. —Publishers Weekly

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Backarc Basins

Tectonics and Magmatism

Author: Brian Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306449376

Category: Science

Page: 524

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A comprehensive treatment of the tectonics and magmatism of backarc basins, from their initial rift stage to mature spreading. It focuses on the young backarc basins of the circum-Pacific, where the volcano-tectonic processes are best studied because they are still active. Twelve chapters describe t

Marine Tephrochronology

Author: W.E.N. Austin,P.M. Abbott,S.M. Davies,N.J.G. Pearce,S. Wastegård

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862396418

Category: Science

Page: 213

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This Special Publication includes articles presenting recent advances in marine tephrochronological studies and outlines innovative techniques in geochemical fingerprinting, stratigraphy and the understanding of depositional processes. It represents a significant resource for the palaeoceanographic community at a time when marine tephrochronology is being more widely recognized. It will also serve as a valuable reference to a much wider community of Earth scientists, climate scientists and archaeologists, particularly in highlighting the role of tephra studies in stratigraphy and regional/extra-regional correlations, as well as in tracing the long-term history of regional and global volcanism in the deep-sea archive.

Arc Light One

Author: Don Harten

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781563118715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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Could the Vietnam War have been prevented? Only you can answer that after reading this thought provoking, fact-based book about the mission that would have left Ho Chi Minh in such a position of weakness that he would have been forced to negotiate an end to the war before it began.

Sedimentation, Tectonics, and Eustasy (Special Publication 12 of the IAS)

Author: David I. M. Macdonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444303902

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Over the last ten years, seismic and sequence stratigraphic studies have emphasized the role of worldwide fluctuations in sea level in controlling patterns of sedimentation. Widely recognized cycles of coastal onlap are thought to have been caused by such global changes. This postgraduate and reference text contains contributions from an international team of specialists. The book is based upon an IAS meeting which focused attention on the situation at active plate margins, covering three major themes: the underlying mechanics and rates of relative sea-level change at active plate margins; the interaction of eustatic and tectonic processes at modern margins; recognition of the products in the sedimentary record and possible criteria for distinguishing global eustatic from local tectonic effects. This book is intended for those studying and working in sedimentology, basin analysis, exploration geophysics and petroleum geology.