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.

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.

Marine Geochemistry

Author: Horst D. Schulz,Matthias Zabel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540321438

Category: Science

Page: 574

View: 535

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.

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Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation

Web Atlas Design and Implementation

Author: Wright, Dawn

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 161520816X

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 3048

"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.

Handbook of Marine Mineral Deposits

Author: David Spencer Cronan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849384295

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 1555

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

Seamanship Techniques

Shipboard and Marine Operations

Author: D.J. House

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135080224

Category: Science

Page: 784

View: 432

Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fourth edition of this book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watch keeping duties and pollution control. Used by training establishments around the world, this is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need. Now in full colour. Includes modern techniques such as electronic navigation and AIS technology. Comprehensive coverage of the knowledge required by seafarers of all ranks. Covers all the knowledge required to take readers from Cadet to Master rank.

Backarc Basins

Tectonics and Magmatism

Author: Brian Taylor,Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306449376

Category: Science

Page: 524

View: 9685

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

Extending a Continent

Architecture, Rheology and Heat Budget

Author: Brian P. Wernicke

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862392847

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Over the last three decades, there has been a growing appreciation of the role of extensional tectonics in convergent orogens. The opening contribution, by Brian Wernicke, provides a flavour of how this 'detachment era' has changed our views on tectonometamorphic relationships in mountain belts. It gives a historic view of how our ideas about large-scale tectonic contacts in mountain belts have changed over the years. Wernicke concludes that controversy still persists over the existence and mechanics of slip on shallowly dipping extensional detachments. However, incontrovertible field evidence shows that slip on shallowly dipping extensional faults occurs in nature. The other papers provide a mix of new, innovative and controversial ideas that may help to solve the mechanical paradox on slip on shallowly dipping extensional detachments and quantitative case studies from New Zealand, the Aegean extensional province, the Alps and Finland.

Marine Clastic Sedimentology

Concepts and Case Studies

Author: Jeremy K. Leggett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400932413

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Tarquin Teale, a sedimentology/stratigraphy postgraduate student at the Royal School of Mines, was killed in a road accident south of Rome on 17 October 1985. Premature death is a form of tragedy which can make havoc of the ordered progress which we try to impose on our lives. As parents, relatives and friends, we all know this, and yet somehow when it touches our own world there is no consolation to be found anywhere. In Tarquin's case the enormity of the loss felt by those of us who knew him can barely be expressed in words. Tarquin had everything which we aspire to. His fellow graduate students envied his dramatic progress in research. We his advisors, in appreciating this progress, marvelled at how refreshingly rare it was to see such precocious talent combined with such a caring, modest and well-balanced personality. He was des tined for the highest honours in geoscience and there is no doubt that he would have lived a life, had he been granted the chance, which would have spread colour, intellectual insight and goodness.