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Environmental Oceanography


Author: Tom Beer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351450344
Category: Science
Page: 402
View: 3813
The second edition of Environmental Oceanography is the first textbook to link the needs of the coastal oceanographer and the environmental practitioner. The ever-increasing human impact on the environment, and particularly on the coastal zone, has led governments to carefully examine the environmental implications of development proposals. This book provides the background needed to undertake coastal oceanographic investigations and sets them in context by incorporating case studies and sample problems based on the author's experience as an environmental consultant.

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Environmental Oceanography: Topics and Analysis


Author: Daniel C Abel,Robert L McConnell
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449655815
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 3211
Environmental Oceanography: Towards a Sustainable Marine Environment is an interactive text and casebook designed to teach students about pressing marine environmental issues using critical thinking and basic math. The text uses an innovative approach to teaching environmental oceanography, consisting of marine environmental issues resented as self-contained analytical exercises, with information and questions on sustainability integrated throughout the text. Appropriate for a wide range of readers, Environmental Oceanography works well as a stand-alone text when supplemented with web-based activities, a lab-based course book, and as a supplement to main texts in oceanography and marine science for those instructors who would like to add an active learning focus to their course. Regardless of whether you are teaching a large or small course, Environmental Oceanography will engage and excite your students and prompt them to think critically about pressing environmental issues.

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Environmental Oceanography, Topics and Analysis

Earth sciences, Oceanography
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478402865
Category: Education
Page: 73
View: 7180
Facts101 is your complete guide to Environmental Oceanography, Topics and Analysis. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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Introducing Oceanography


Author: David N. Thomas,David C. Bowers
Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press
ISBN: 1903544556
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 7012
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.

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Phytoplankton Pigments

Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography
Author: Suzanne Roy,Carole A. Llewellyn,Einar Skarstad Egeland,Geir Johnsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500996
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 4295
Pigments act as tracers to elucidate the fate of phytoplankton in the world's oceans and are often associated with important biogeochemical cycles related to carbon dynamics in the oceans. They are increasingly used in in situ and remote-sensing applications, detecting algal biomass and major taxa through changes in water colour. This book is a follow-up to the 1997 volume Phytoplankton Pigments in Oceanography (UNESCO Press). Since then, there have been many advances concerning phytoplankton pigments. This book includes recent discoveries on several new algal classes particularly for the picoplankton, and on new pigments. It also includes many advances in methodologies, including liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and developments and updates on the mathematical methods used to exploit pigment information and extract the composition of phytoplankton communities. The book is invaluable primarily as a reference for students, researchers and professionals in aquatic science, biogeochemistry and remote sensing.

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The Red Sea

The Formation, Morphology, Oceanography and Environment of a Young Ocean Basin
Author: Najeeb M.A. Rasul,Ian C.F. Stewart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662452014
Category: Science
Page: 638
View: 4556
This book presents a broad overview of the current state of knowledge regarding the Red Sea, from its geological formation and oceanographic development to the environmental influences on its ecology and the changes it is experiencing due to the rapid development of its coastlines and role as one of the world’s major transport routes. The book gathers invited contributions from researchers with an interest in the geology, geophysics, oceanography and environment of the Red Sea, while also providing comprehensive new data and a complete review of the literature. It will be of interest not only to researchers actively studying the sea and its surroundings, but will also appeal to all those involved in planning and managing the Red Sea, its environment, its resources and the countries which rely on its existence.

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Oceanography of Asian Marginal Seas


Author: K. Takano
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080870922
Category: Science
Page: 430
View: 2519
This volume contains 31 papers on physical and geological oceanography, marine engineering and meterology in the Japan Sea and the East China Sea. Almost all these papers were presented at the Fifth JECSS (Japan and East China Seas Study) Workshop held in Korea in 1989. Results of multinational cooperative studies carried out since the initiation of JECSS in 1981 are presented. Authors are from China, Japan, Korea, UK, USA and USSR. A wide range of subjects are covered from the viewpoint of various disciplines. The status of recent research on Asian marginal seas is outlined and points at issue are defined. An important aspect is the coverage of results from the USSR and China which are not normally easily accessible to scientists in other countries, despite the importance of this research to the international scientific community. Various subjects, from estuaries to the problems related to the whole north Pacific, are covered in this book, and it is recommended to scientists in coastal oceanography, environmental oceanography, mesoscale (synoptic scale) oceanography and large-scale oceanography.

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Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment


Author: Sven Beer,Mats Björk,John Beardall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119979587
Category: Science
Page: 208
View: 958
T for marine management professionals and researchers in the fields of terrestrial plant and general marine sciences wanting to brush up on photosynthesis. Book jacket.

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Breakpoint

Reckoning with America's Environmental Crises
Author: Jeremy B. C. Jackson,Steve Chapple
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300179391
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 3438
An insightful look at the American environmental crisis and emerging solutions from the heartland to the coasts in the era of global climate change Eminent ecologist Jeremy B. C. Jackson and award-winning journalist Steve Chapple traveled the length of the Mississippi River interviewing farmers, fishermen, scientists, and policymakers to better understand the mounting environmental problems ravaging the United States. Along their journey, which quickly expands to California, Florida, and New York, the pair uncovered surprising and profound connections between ecological systems and environmental crises across the country. Artfully weaving together independent research and engaging storytelling, Jackson and Chapple examine the looming threats from recent hurricanes and fires, industrial agriculture, river mismanagement, extreme weather events, drought, and rising sea levels that are pushing the country toward the breaking point of ecological and economic collapse. Yet, despite these challenges, the authors provide optimistic and practical solutions for addressing these multidimensional issues to achieve greater environmental stability, human well‑being, and future economic prosperity. With a passionate call to action, they look hopefully toward emerging and achievable solutions to preserve the country's future.

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Chemical Oceanography, Fourth Edition


Author: Frank J. Millero
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466512490
Category: Science
Page: 591
View: 9978
Over the past ten years, a number of new large-scale oceanographic programs have been initiated. These include the Climate Variability Program (CLIVAR) and the recent initiation of the Geochemical Trace Metal Program (GEOTRACES). These studies and future projects will produce a wealth of information on the biogeochemistry of the world’s oceans. Authored by Frank J. Millero, an acknowledged international authority in the field, the fourth edition of Chemical Oceanography maintains the stellar insight that has made it a favorite of students, instructors, researchers, and other professionals in marine science, geochemistry, and environmental chemistry. Reflecting the latest updates on issues affecting the health of our environment, this text: Supplies an in-depth treatment of ocean acidification, a key emerging environmental problem Provides updated coverage on the carbonate system in the ocean Presents expanded information on oceanic organic compounds Contains updates on dissolved organic carbon, phosphate, nitrogen, and metals in the ocean Offers a new definition of salinity and a new equation of the state of seawater based on recent, original research Describes the new thermodynamic equation of the state of seawater Includes full-color graphs and photographs to assist readers in visualizing the concepts presented For more than two decades, this book has served as the "classic" textbook for students and a valuable reference for researchers in the fields of oceanography, environmental chemistry, and geochemistry. Designed for both classroom use and self-study, this comprehensive survey of essential concepts incorporates a wealth of state-of-the-art reference data discovered on large-scale oceanographic studies sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Case Studies in Oceanography and Marine Affairs

Prepared by an Open University Course Team
Author: Joan Brown
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080983979
Category: Nature
Page: 248
View: 4867
This is the last volume in the six-volume Open University set. Each volume is required by students as a relevant part of the Open University course but designed so that it can equally be used as an individual textbook. This volume differs from the others in the series in that it does not draw specifically upon traditional scientific disciplines. The first part of the book provides an historical review of the Law of the Sea culminating in the present day situation. The second part is devoted to two case studies, covering not only the scientific aspects of a particular oceanographic environment, but also the social, political and legal consequences and implications of human interactions with that environment. Each volume in this set is well laid out and copiously illustrated with full colour photographs. Questions to help develop arguments can be found in the text with answers provided at the back. Each chapter concludes with a summary to help consolidate understanding before proceeding with the next section.

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Introduction to the Physical and Biological Oceanography of Shelf Seas


Author: John H. Simpson,Jonathan Sharples
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107377390
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 4482
In this exciting and innovative textbook, two leading oceanographers bring together the fundamental physics and biology of the coastal ocean in a quantitative but accessible way for undergraduate and graduate students. Shelf sea processes are comprehensively explained from first principles using an integrated approach to oceanography that helps build a clear understanding of how shelf sea physics underpins key biological processes in these environmentally sensitive regions. Using many observational and model examples, worked problems and software tools, the authors explain the range of physical controls on primary biological production and shelf sea ecosystems. Boxes throughout the book present extra detail for each topic and non-mathematical summary points are provided for physics sections, allowing students to develop an intuitive understanding. The book is fully supported by extensive online materials, including worked solutions to end-of-chapter exercises, additional homework/exam problems with solutions and simple MATLAB and FORTRAN models for running simulations.

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Fisheries Oceanography

New Ocean Environmental Services
Author: Taivo Laevastu,Ilmo Hela
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fisheries
Page: 238
View: 2172

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Oceanography and Marine Biology

An Introduction to Marine Science
Author: David W. Townsend
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9780878936021
Category: Science
Page: 512
View: 4896
Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. I have found that this approach works: my class of 350 students fills every semester it is offered, with students on waiting lists to get in. But existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the companion field only cursorily: very few pages in oceanography texts are devoted to marine biology, and vice versa. This new book overcomes that imbalance, bringing these disparate marine science text formats closer together, giving them more equal weight, and introducing more effectively the physical sciences by showing students with everyday examples how such concepts form the foundation upon which to build a better understanding of the marine environment in a changing world.

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World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation

Volume II: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific
Author: Charles Sheppard
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128052031
Category: Science
Page: 932
View: 6231
World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume Two: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for students and researchers who are concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development. Covers regional issues that help countries find solutions to environmental decline that may have already developed elsewhere Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, thus empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions Includes comprehensive maps and updated statistics in each region covered

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The Urban Ocean

The Interaction of Cities with Water
Author: Alan F. Blumberg,Michael S. Bruno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108126405
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This book introduces the new discipline of urban oceanography, providing a deeper understanding of the physics of the coastal ocean in an urban setting. The authors explore how the coastal ocean impacts with the humans who live, work and play along its shores; and in turn how human activities impact the health and dynamics of the coastal ocean. Fundamental topics covered include: the governing dynamical equations; tidal and circulation processes; variation of salinity and freshwater fluxes; watershed pollutants; observing systems; and climate change. Bridging the gaps between the fields of engineering, physical and social sciences, economics, and policy, this book is for anyone who wishes to learn about the physics, chemistry, and biology of coastal waters. It will support an introductory course on urban oceanography at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and will also prove invaluable as a reference text for researchers, professionals, coastal urban planners, and environmental engineers.

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Issues in Oceanography


Author: Daniel C. Abel,Robert L. McConnell,Eric Koepfler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 40
View: 3814
A supplemental text for an introductory course in Oceanography, Marine Science, or Environmental Science. An innovative approach to teaching oceanography, this combination text/web supplement consists of marine environmental issues that are presented as self-contained exercises. Written in an exceptionally clear and concise style, it involves students interactively in developing the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically about, and gain insight into, important issues. Discussions based on the activities create a vibrant learning atmosphere in both large and small-section classes. Issues that are topical, relevant, and timely--Not hypothetical, sterile drills. Issues include population growths impact on the coastal environment, marine pollution, and the state of marine fisheries. Consistent, self-contained exercise format--Begins with background information about an issue or problem (including relevant terms defined, data, units, and/or formulas); then gives a step-by-step analysis of the issue (on the continuously up-dated web site); provides a series of questions intended to provoke a critical discussion of the issue; and concludes with sources of data and

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An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea


Author: Michael E. Q. Pilson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887070
Category: Science
Page: 533
View: 2938
Engagingly introduces marine chemistry and the ocean's geochemical interactions with the solid earth and atmosphere, for students of oceanography.

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Recent Advances and Issues in Oceanography


Author: C. Reid Nichols,David Porter,Robert G. Williams
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573564069
Category: Science
Page: 409
View: 8395
This volume describes and evaluates the major current research developments in the ocean sciences. Topics include advances in measuring ocean phenomena from space, DEGREESIin situ DEGREESR instruments, and the development of fully integrated observing systems that allow investigators to take environmental snapshots of areas that must be monitored in order to protect property and save lives. The authors emphasize that today's successful oceanographic programs rely on multidisciplinary, integrated, and task-organized teams of varying professionals, marine technicians, and oceanographers. Also discussed are the World Wide Web, distributed databases, and computer models that allow research and operational oceanographers to share information to build useful products and make new discoveries.