An Introduction to the World's Oceans

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Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1994 - Oceanography - 472 pages
This textbook provides students with a broad understanding of how the earth and its oceans are constantly changing. Contemporary environmental and technological issues are presented. This edition covers research projects such as side-scan acoustical imaging and swath bathymetry for viewing the seafloor.

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Contents

Modern Study Questions 81
3
Oceanography of the Recent Past
20
Motion
101
Megaplumes 114
114
The Heard Island
136
The Messages in Polar Ice
150
Summary
157
Patterns
166
Undersea Robotic
280
Bays and Estuaries
309
Going Going Gone
325
Study Problems
331
13
333
Spartina Valuable
343
14
349
Satellite Measurements
358

The Ocean and
188
Clouds and Climate
194
Tides and Storm Surges
206
The Currents
213
Looking for Carbon
224
The Waves
233
Universal Sea State Code
242
Going to Sea
255
The Tides
261
Key Terms
364
16
391
Echolocation
397
Dwellers of
421
Mussel Watch
443
Summary
450
Glossary
456
Credits
464
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