9780716737421

Laboratory Exercises in Oceanography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780716737421

  • ISBN10:

    0716737426

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-10-27
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman
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This is the current edition of the lab manual used by tens of thousands of students over the past two decades. As always, the manual includes exercises for the major disciplines within oceanography (biology, chemistry, geology, and physics) and incorporates real data from actual experiments. The new edition adds four new labs, thorough updating throughout, new objectives sections, and an 8-page color insert.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
 EXERCISES    
  1.  Bathymetry – The Shape of the Sea Floor
  2.  Marine Charts or Finding Your Way Around
  3.  Sea Floor Spreading and Plate Tectonics
  4.  Geography of the Oceans
  5.  Materials of the Sea Floor and How We Study Them
  6.  Temperatures of Seawater
  7.  Salinity of Seawater
  8.  Water Masses and How We Study Them
  9.  Surface Currents
  10.  Tides
  11.  Waves at Sea
  12.  Waves in Shallow Water and Beach Erosion
  13.  Hurricanes – NEW
  14.  Oceanography from Space – NEW
  15.  Distribution of Marine Life
  16.  Primary and Secondary Productivity
  17.  El Nino – NEW
  18.  Marine Ecosystems and Nutrient Cycles
  19.  Plankton
  20.  Marine Adaptations and the Deep Sea Environment
  21.  Estuaries
  22.  Littoral Ecosystems and Environmental Impact – NEW
  23.  Paleoceanography

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