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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01

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An interactive guide to the science of Oceanography, this resource manual helps 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 thirty-eight, short investigations that are designed to facilitate learning of a particular oceanography topic. These investigations are in an easy-to-follow laboratory format and the perforated pages create an easy way to turn in 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

Chapter 1: Latitude and Longitude Chapter 2: Navigation Chapter 3: Echo Sounding Chapter 4: Continents and Ocean Basins Chapter 5: Isostasy Chapter 6: Plate Tectonics Chapter 7: Seafloor Spreading Chapter 8: Marine Sediments Chapter 9: Salinity Chapter 10: Seawater Chemistry Chapter 11: Residence Time Chapter 12: Density Chapter 13: The Seasons Chapter 14: Solar Angle and Radiation Chapter 15: Coriolis Effect Chapter 16: Winds and Weather Chapter 17: Wind-driven Circulation Chapter 18: Ocean Currents Chapter 19: Thermocline and Pycnocline Chapter 20: Waves Chapter 21: Tides Chapter 22: Living in the Ocean Chapter 23: Marine Organisms Chapter 24: Measuring Productivity Chapter 25: The Gulf Stream Chapter 26: The Intertidal Zone Chapter 27: Coastal Ecology Chapter 28: The Food Chain Chapter 29: Benthic Ecology Chapter 30: Beaches Chapter 31: Longshore Drift Chapter 32: Estuaries Chapter 33: Coastal Erosion Chapter 34: The Ocean and Climate Chapter 35: Overfishing Chapter 36: Marine Pollution Chapter 37: Global Warming Chapter 38: Greenhouse Effect

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