How the Ocean Works

An Introduction to Oceanography

Author: Mark Denny

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400842883

Category: Nature

Page: 344

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The world's oceans account for roughly 71 percent of the planet's surface and 99 percent of its livable volume. Any study of this huge habitat requires a solid foundation in the principles that underlie marine biology and physical and chemical oceanography, yet until now undergraduate textbooks have largely presented compilations of facts rather than explanations of principles. How the Ocean Works fills this gap, providing a concise and accessible college-level introduction to marine science that is also ideal for general readers. How are winds and currents driven? What is the dilemma of the two-layered ocean? Mark Denny explains key concepts like these in rich and fascinating detail. He explores early scientific knowledge of oceans, photosynthesis, trophic interactions and energy flow, and the impacts of human activities on marine and atmospheric systems. Focusing each chapter on a major topic and carefully explaining the principles and theory involved, Denny gives readers the conceptual building blocks needed to develop a coherent picture of the living ocean. How the Ocean Works is an indispensable resource that teaches readers how to think about the ocean--its biology, mechanics, and conservation. Provides a concise, up-to-date introduction to marine science Develops the conceptual basis needed to understand how the ocean works Explains fundamental principles and theory Includes color illustrations and informative diagrams Serves as a college textbook and a reference for general readers Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

An Introduction to Ocean Turbulence

Author: S. A. Thorpe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467816

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This textbook provides an introduction to turbulent motion occurring naturally in the ocean on scales ranging from millimetres to hundreds of kilometres. It describes turbulence in the mixed boundary layers at the sea surface and seabed, turbulent motion in the density-stratified water between, and the energy sources that support and sustain ocean mixing. Little prior knowledge of physical oceanography is assumed. The text is supported by numerous figures, extensive further reading lists, and more than 50 exercises that are graded in difficulty. Detailed solutions to the exercises are available to instructors online at www.cambridge.org/9780521859486. This textbook is intended for undergraduate courses in physical oceanography, and all students interested in multidisciplinary aspects of how the ocean works, from the shoreline to the deep abyssal plains. It also forms a useful lead-in to the author's more advanced graduate textbook, The Turbulent Ocean (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Introducing Oceanography for tablet devices

Author: David N. Thomas,David C. Bowers

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 1903544718

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Two thirds of our planet is covered by oceans and seas. Over recent decades developments in ocean science have dramatically improved our understanding of the key role oceans play in the Earth System, and how vital they are for regulating global climate. Humans depend on the oceans for many resources, but at the same time their impacts on the marine systems around the world are of increasing concern. Introducing Oceanography has been written by two leading oceanographers to provide a succinct overview of the science of the study of the seas for students and for the interested adult wanting a topical guide to this enormous and complex subject. The initial chapters describe the oceans and the forces at work within them. The authors then discuss the effects of light, the chemistry of the seas and the food web before surveying biological oceanography in the main oceanic regions. The final chapter looks at the methodology of ocean study. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in oceanography has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of declining resources or climate change and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

Invitation to Oceanography

Author: Paul R. Pinet

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763740795

Category: Science

Page: 594

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The new Fourth Edition of Invitation to Oceanography provides students with a complete, concise overview of how the ocean works, spanning the four major divisions of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. It's informal, conversational style and use of familiar analogies make this text appropriate for a broad range of readers. With cutting-edge material, including such hot topics as Hurricane Katrina, and a wealth of new updates and end of chapter material, Pinet's latest edition is the most up-to-date text available!

An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing

Author: Seelye Martin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107019389

Category: Science

Page: 521

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Covering significant new advances in satellite oceanography, this new edition introduces remote sensing for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Essential Invitation to Oceanography

Author: Paul R. Pinet

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449619991

Category: Science

Page: 484

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Intended for the more concise course, Essential Invitation to Oceanography provides a thorough introduction to oceanographic concepts while omitting advanced topics that some courses do not require. Written for the non-science student, this text lets readers explore how the oceans work while explaining their relevance within the four major divisions of ocean science--geology, chemistry, physcis, and biology. A student-friendly writing style and rich pedagogy help students fully understand and retain the important concepts at hand, and feature boxes throughout engage them with the fascinating discoveries in oceanography. The comprehensive comapanion website, OceanLink, provides students with numerous learning tools and study aids, including chapter outlines,critical thinking questions, crosswords, practice quizzes, and much more. Instructor's material include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, Animations, and Test Bank.

The Fluid Envelope of our Planet

How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science

Author: Eric L. Mills

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144266360X

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Oceans have had a mysterious allure for centuries, inspiring fears, myths, and poetic imaginations. By the early twentieth century, however, scientists began to see oceans as physical phenomena that could be understood through mathematical geophysics. The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet explores the scientific developments from the early middle ages to the twentieth century that illuminated the once murky depths of oceanography. Tracing the transition from descriptive to mathematical analyses of the oceans, Eric Mills examines sailors' and explorers' observations of the oceans, the influence of Scandinavian techniques on German-speaking geographers, and the eventual development of shared quantitative practices and ideas. A detailed and beautifully written account of the history of oceanography, The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet is also an engaging account of the emergence of a scientific discipline.

Ice in the Ocean

Author: Peter Wadhams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789056992965

Category: Science

Page: 364

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ICe in the Ocean examines sea ice and icebergs and their role in the global climate system. It is comprehensive textbook suitablefor students, pure and applied researchers, and anyone interested in the polar oceans; the distribution of sea ice; the mechanisms of growth, development and decay; the thermodynamics and dynamics of sea ice; sea ice deformation and ridge-building; the role of marginal ice zones; the characteristics of icebergs; and the part played by sea ice in the climate system and in the transport of pollutants. An extensive reference list and recommendations for further reading and numerous illustrations, and add to the usefulness of the text.

Geofernerkundung

Grundlagen und Anwendungen

Author: Friedrich Kühn,Bernhard Hörig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642578292

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Introductory Oceanography

Author: Harold V. Thurman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Introductory Oceanography is a popular introduction to the study of the world's oceans, and provides a straightforward and comprehensive presentation of the subject

Ecological Time Series

Author: Thomas M. Powell,John H. Steele

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412052019

Category: Science

Page: 491

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This pioneering volume explores time series analysis and interpretation using a wide range of methods and examples from terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecology. The book challenges readers to discern interdisciplinary processes that can unify fields as diverse as climatology and epidemiology. The first section of the book explores the basic concepts of environmental analysis, reviews state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies, and offers innovative solutions to analytical problems of longer time series with special attention to climate change, providing the reader with the conceptual and methodological tools to analyze environmental data accurately. The second section examines a variety of time scales used to describe change, and the variability within and between different ecosystems, so that diverse systems may be studied in an integrated way. The final section of the book illustrates key concepts and themes, based on the results of major investigations in various time scales, including studies from arctic sites to human epidemiology. Investigating time series in the context of ecological functions such as population processes, community structure, and patch dynamics, this insightful volume will stimulate cross fertilization among the ecological disciplines. The broad spectrum of ideas and applications examined in this volume makes it a useful resource for all ecologists.

The Perennial Satirist

Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday, 13 September 2005

Author: Peter Edgerly Firchow,Hermann Josef Real

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825883393

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 382

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The present collection of essays primarily honours Bernfried Nugel the teacher and scholar, but it also pays homage to Bernfried Nugel the indefatigable worker in the cause of Aldous Huxley studies. Hermann Josef Real is director of the Ehrenpreis Institute for the Study of Swift, University of Muenster (Germany). Peter Firchow is professor of English at the University of Minnesota, author of several books on modern and modernist literary subjects, including books on Huxley, Conrad, and Auden.

Radar Imaging of the Ocean Waves

Author: Mikhail B. Kanevsky

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080932514

Category: Science

Page: 208

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This book is dedicated to studying the ocean with radar tools, in particular, with space radars. Being intended mainly for the scientists preoccupied with the problem (as well as senior course students), it concentrates and generalizes the knowledge scattered over specialized journals. The significant part of the book contains the results obtained by the author. * Systematically collects and describes the approaches used by different laboratories and institutions * Deals with the physics of radar imagery and specifically with ocean surface imagery. * Useful for students and researchers specializing in the area of ocean remote sensing using airborne or space-borne radars, both SAR and RAR

Essentials of Oceanography

Author: Harold V. Thurman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780137273485

Category: Oceanography

Page: 527

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Revised for increased readability and streamlined for clarity, this text is designed to accompany an introductory college-level course in oceanography. This insightful, ecologically sensitive presentation of the relationship of scientific principles to ocean phenomena is made even more relevant to a new generation of teachers and students by pairing new co-author Alan Trujillo with renowned author Harold V. Thurman. *NEW - A new coauthor: - With Thurman's retirement from teaching, Alan Trujillo of Palomar College has been added as co-author for this edition. Alan's ideas and approach will help make this edition as relevant to a new generation of teachers and students as previous editions were to Thurman's contemporaries. *NEW - Changes in chapter organization: - A new Chapter 1, Introduction to Planet Earth, replaces the old Chapter 1 (History of Oceanography). The historical perspective is now included as chapter-opening feature boxes which highlight important events in oceanographic history relevant to chapter-specific material. - New placement of the chapter on plate tectonics (switched with the chapter on sea floor features) ensures that the processes of plate tectonics can be

Essentials of Oceanography

Author: Alan P. Trujillo,Harold V. Thurman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oceanography

Page: 532

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"How do oceans work?" This book answers that question encompassing geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography. A detailed and handy reference for those interested in oceanography. No previous background in mathematics or science is necessary. Demystifies scientific terms. Features a dedicated companion web site. Extensive rigor and depth of material." For anyone interested in learning more about oceanography.

Ocean Weather Forecasting

An Integrated View of Oceanography

Author: Eric P. Chassignet,Jacques Verron

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402040288

Category: Science

Page: 577

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This volume covers a wide range of topics and summarizes our present knowledge in ocean modeling, ocean observing systems, and data assimilation. The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) provides a framework for these efforts: a global system of observations, communications, modeling, and assimilation that will deliver regular, comprehensive information on the state of the oceans, engendering wide utility and availability for maximum benefit to the community.