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9780072458459

Investigating the Ocean : An Interactive Guide to the Science of Oceanography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072458459

  • ISBN10:

    0072458453

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-30
  • Publisher: MCG (Manual)
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Summary

This book is a resource manual and guide that will help students learn about the oceans, explore some of the major phenomena that occur on our planet, and appreciate the way that scientific investigation of the Earth proceeds. The book is divided into two parts. The first part contains a series of short investigations that are designed to help students learn about a particular topic. Thirty-seven short exercises deal with the many aspects of oceanography and have been put into a laboratory format and can easily be torn out and handed in for homework. The second part of the text provides a concise overview of major concepts of oceanography, which can serve as an additional resource to help students interpret the workings of the oceanic system.

Table of Contents

1 Latitude and Longitude

2 Echo Sounding

3 Continents and Ocean Basins

4 Isostasy

5 Plate Tectonics

6 Seafloor Spreading

7 Marine Sediments

8 Salinity

9 Density

10 The Seasons

11 Coriolis Effect

12 Winds and Weather

13 Ocean Circulation

14 Thermocline and Pycnocline

15 Waves and Wave Characteristics

16 Tides

17 Living in the Ocean

18 Marine Organisms

19 Measuring Productivity

20 The Gulf Stream

21 The Intertidal Zone

22 Coastal Ecology

23 The Food Chain

24 Benthic Ecology

25 Beaches

26 Longshore Drift

27 Estuaries

28 Coastal Erosion

29 The Ocean and Global Environment

30 Overfishing

31 Marine Pollution

32 Global Warming

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