• Science

The Ocean in Motion

Circulation, Waves, Polar Oceanography
Author: Manuel G. Velarde,Roman Yu. Tarakanov,Alexey V. Marchenko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319719343
Category: Science
Page: 625
View: 2723
This book commemorates the 70th birthday of Eugene Morozov, the noted Russian observational oceanographer. It contains many contributions reflecting his fields of interest, including but not limited to tidal internal waves, ocean circulation, deep ocean currents, and Arctic oceanography. Special attention is paid to studies on internal waves and especially those on tidal internal waves in the Global Ocean. These papers describe the most important open problems concerning experimental studies of internal waves and their theoretical, numerical, and laboratory modeling. Further contributions investigate the physics of surface waves and their interaction with internal waves. Here, the focus is on describing interaction processes between internal waves and deep currents in the ocean, especially currents of Antarctic Bottom Water in abyssal fractures. They also touch on the problem of oceanic circulation and related processes in fjords, including those occurring under sea ice. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will appeal to anyone interested in a survey of ocean dynamics, ranging from historic perspectives to modern research topics.

    • Atmosphere

The Atmosphere and the Sea in Motion

Scientific Contributions to the Rossby Memorial Volume
Author: Bert Bolin
Publisher: Rockefeller University Press
Category: Atmosphere
Page: 509
View: 8707

The Ocean in Motion

Author: Marc Sheridan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781320088985
Page: N.A
View: 7765
Photographic impressions of the coast and the ocean of the North County of San Diego, California

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Motion of the Ocean

1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman's Search for the Meaning of Wife
Author: Janna Cawrse Esarey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141659681X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 4498
Choosing a mate is like picking house paint from one of those tiny color squares: You never know how it will look across a large expanse, or how it will change in different light. Meet Janna and Graeme. After a decade-long tango (together, apart, together, apart), they're back in love -- but the stress of nine-to-five is seriously hampering their happiness. So they quit their jobs, tie the knot, and untie the lines on a beat-up old sailboat for a most unusual honeymoon: a two-year voyage across the Pacific. But passage from first date to first mate is anything but smooth sailing. From the rugged Pacific Northwest coast to the blue lagoons of Polynesia to bustling Asian ports, Janna and Graeme find themselves at the mercy of poachers, under the spell of crossdressers, and under the gun of a less-than-sober tattooist. And they encounter do-or-die moments that threaten their safety, their sanity, and their marriage. Join Janna and Graeme's 17,000-mile journey and their quest to resolve the uncertainties so many couples face: How do you know if you've really found the One? How do you balance duty to others while preserving space for yourself? And, when the waters get rough, do you jump ship, or do you learn to navigate the world...together?

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Ocean in Motion!

Surfing and the Science of Waves
Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1429631457
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 9963
Ocean in Motion is a Capstone Press publication.

    • Nature

Tides and the Ocean

Water's Movement Around the World, from Waves to Whirlpools
Author: William Thomson
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316414492
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 6761
Surfers, sailors, and anyone who loves the ocean will enjoy this visual exploration of the world's seas along its shores, including rip tides, swells, waves, and tsunamis. Tide is the vertical motion of water, something so subtle it is impossible to see with the naked eye. Inspired by his travels around the world's coastline in a camper van with his young family, William Thomson captures the cycles of the sea's movement, and intersperses his adventures surfing the waves and charting the tides. Throughout Tides and the Ocean are his graphic renderings of unusual tidal maps, as well as other forms of water movement, including rip, rapids, swell, stream, tide, wave, whirlpool, and tsunami. Tides and the Ocean explains how the tides surge when the moon and sun align with the earth; how ocean streams alternate direction every six hours (which is invaluable information for kayakers, paddle boarders, and fishermen); why skyscraper-sized tsunamis occur frequently in an Alaskan Bay; and the most deadly beach orientation for rip currents. Also emphasized throughout is the importance of keeping the world's oceans healthy and full of life. Published in time for beach travel, this large-format hardcover is ideal for anyone who knows and loves the sea, and who wants to understand, discover, surf, or sail it better.

    • Nature


The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595348069
Category: Nature
Page: 360
View: 1330
In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.

    • Science

Observing the Oceans in Real Time

Author: R. Venkatesan,Amit Tandon,Eric D'Asaro,M. A. Atmanand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331966493X
Category: Science
Page: 323
View: 5791
This book provides contributions from leading experts on the integration of novel sensing technologies to yield unprecedented observations of coupled biological, chemical, and physical processes in the ocean from the macro to micro scale. Authoritative entries from experts around the globe provide first-hand information for oceanographers and researchers looking for solutions to measurement problems. Ocean observational techniques have seen rapid advances in the last few years and this book addresses the need for a single overview of present and future trends in near real time and real time. First the past, present and future scenarios of ocean observational tools and techniques are elucidated. Then this book divides into three modes of ocean observations: surface, upper ocean and deep ocean. This is followed by data quality and modelling. Collecting a summary of methods and applications, this book provides first-hand information for oceanographers and researchers looking for solutions to measurement problems. This book is also suitable for final year undergraduate students or beginning graduate students in ocean engineering, oceanography and various other engineering students (such as Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Bioengineering) who are interested in specializing their skills towards modern measurements of the ocean.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea

Author: Bryn Barnard
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307974030
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 753
A fascinating look at the future of our oceans—and how human actions may change them. The Earth—our home—is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean. It regulates our climate in a way that makes life as we know it possible. This huge ocean is full of an amazing amount of life, most of which is too small to see. But life in the ocean is in trouble. The ocean is becoming hotter, more polluted, and, in places, empty of life. The right amount of warming is good for us, but too much warming is causing shifts that are not good for life in the ocean. Global warming, pollution, and overfishing are creating a New Ocean, in which life is changing drastically. This book tells the stories of the probable fates of six sea dwellers: jellyfish, orcas, sea turtles, tuna, corals, and blue-green algae. What becomes of them may help you understand what becomes of us. Praise for Bryn Barnard’s Outbreak! and Dangerous Planet: "An absorbing narrative that includes touches of humor. . . . Teachers will find many uses for this, but the book is so engaging it will also attract browsers—and hold them.” —Booklist, Starred “An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe.” —The Wall Street Journal

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Tracking Trash

Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion
Author: Loree Griffin Burns
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618581313
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
View: 347
Describes the work of a man who tracks trash as it travels great distances by way of ocean currents.

    • Science

Climate and the Oceans

Author: Geoffrey K. Vallis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691150281
Category: Science
Page: 231
View: 5949
Explores climate and oceans, providing a look at the basics of climate, a descriptive overview of the oceans, a brief introduction to dynamics, and coverage of other related topics.

    • Mathematics

World Beneath the Waves

Author: Joy Brewster
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1450907733
Category: Mathematics
Page: 32
View: 3981
Find out about the characteristics of each of the world's four oceans and about the plants and animals that live in them.

    • Science

Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters

Author: Leo H. Holthuijsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462520
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7727
Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters describes the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions with islands, channels, tidal flats and inlets, estuaries, fjords and lagoons. Most of this richly illustrated book is devoted to the physical aspects of waves. After introducing observation techniques for waves, both at sea and from space, the book defines the parameters that characterise waves. Using basic statistical and physical concepts, the author discusses the prediction of waves in oceanic and coastal waters, first in terms of generalised observations, and then in terms of the more theoretical framework of the spectral energy balance. He gives the results of established theories and also the direction in which research is developing. The book ends with a description of SWAN (Simulating Waves Nearshore), the preferred computer model of the engineering community for predicting waves in coastal waters.

    • History

Connectivity in Motion

Island Hubs in the Indian Ocean World
Author: Burkhard Schnepel,Edward A. Alpers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319597256
Category: History
Page: 452
View: 1010
This original collection brings islands to the fore in a growing body of scholarship on the Indian Ocean, examining them as hubs or points of convergence and divergence in a world of maritime movements and exchanges. Straddling history and anthropology and grounded in the framework of connectivity, the book tackles central themes such as smallness, translocality, and “the island factor.” It moves to the farthest reaches of the region, with a rich variety of case studies on the Swahili-Comorian world, the Maldives, Indonesia, and more. With remarkable breadth and cohesion, these essays capture the circulations of people, goods, rituals, sociocultural practices, and ideas that constitute the Indian Ocean world. Together, they take up “islandness” as an explicit empirical and methodological issue as few have done before.

    • Nature

The Wave

In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
Author: Susan Casey
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0767928857
Category: Nature
Page: 408
View: 8183
Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.

    • Science

Ice in the Ocean

Author: Peter Wadhams
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789056992965
Category: Science
Page: 364
View: 2541
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.

    • Science

Measuring Ocean Currents

Tools, Technologies, and Data
Author: Antony Joseph
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123914280
Category: Science
Page: 448
View: 4137
Measuring Ocean Currents: Tools, Technologies, and Data covers all major aspects of ocean current measurements in view of the implications of ocean currents on changing climate, increasing pollution levels, and offshore engineering activities. Although more than 70% of the Earth is covered by ocean, there is limited information on the countless fine- to large-scale water motions taking place within them. This book fills that information gap as the first work that summarizes the state-of-the-art methods and instruments used for surface, subsurface, and abyssal ocean current measurements. Readers of this book will find a wealth of information on Lagrangian measurements, horizontal mapping, imaging, Eulerian measurements, and vertical profiling techniques. In addition, the book describes modern technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures, including HF Doppler radar systems, satellite-borne sensors, ocean acoustic tomography, and more. Crucial aspects of ocean currents are described in detail as well, including dispersion of effluents discharged into the sea and transport of beneficial materials—as well as environmentally hazardous materials—from one region to another. The book highlights several important practical applications, showing how measurements relate to climate change and pollution levels, how they affect coastal and offshore engineering activities, and how they can aid in tsunami detection. Coverage of measurement, mapping and profiling techniques Descriptions of technologies for remote measurement of ocean currents and their signatures Reviews crucial aspects of ocean currents, including special emphasis on the planet-spanning thermohaline circulation, known as the ocean's "conveyor belt," and its crucial role in climate change

    • Fiction


Author: Vincent Gilvarry
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312403799
Category: Fiction
Page: 332
View: 9540
The universe is like a finely tuned instrument and its very survival depends on many different elements. An atmospheric anomaly is the first sign that one crucial element is out of balance. A sequence of events has been set in motion and all hell is about to break loose. To resolve this problem, Addric and Dheago venture into the domain known as the Ocean of Infinite Mystery. The descendants of The Gods of Space and Time are about to embark on an adventure that will transport them beyond the realms of the imagination. But they will not be going alone. They will be taking a few friends along for the ride.

    • Theosophy

The Ocean of Theosophy

Author: William Quan Judge
Publisher: Lulu.com
Category: Theosophy
Page: 154
View: 6487

    • Science

Atmosphere—Ocean Dynamics

Author: Adrian E. Gill
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483281582
Category: Science
Page: 682
View: 4845
Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics deals with a systematic and unified approach to the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere. The book reviews the relationship of the ocean-atmosphere and how this system functions. The text explains this system through radiative equilibrium models; the book also considers the greenhouse effect, the effects of convection and of horizontal gradients, and the variability in radiative driving of the earth. Equations in the book show the properties of a material element, mass conservation, the balance of scalar quantity (such as salinity), and the mathematical behavior of the ocean and atmosphere. The book also addresses how the ocean-atmosphere system tends to adjust to equilibrium, both in the absence and presence of driving forces such as gravity. The text also explains the effect of the earth's rotation on the system, as well as the application of forced motions such as that produced by wind or temperature changes. The book explains tropical dynamics and the effects of variation of the Coriolis parameter with latitude. The text will be appreciated by meteorologists, environmentalists, students studying hydrology, and people working in general earth sciences.