Invitation to Oceanography

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2003 - Science - 555 pages
Invitation to Oceanography, Third Edition provides students with a fundamental overview of the four major branches of ocean science: geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. The approach used is a broad one, relying on basic concepts to explain the ocean's many mysteries. Anybody -- whether sailor, surfer, beachcomber, or student -- can learn about the processes and creatures of the oceans by reading this visually exciting book.
 

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Contents

Ocean Exploration
5
CHAPTER
9
Modern Oceanography
13
CHAPTER
14
PHYSICS
23
The Dynamic
31
The Earths Interior Spheres
32
The Earths Topography and Bathymetry
39
FEATURES
311
Study Guide
318
124
320
Energy and Trophic Dynamics
325
Bacteria as Decomposers
331
Primary Production in the Ocean
338
Spatial Variations
345
FEATURES
381

POWERS OF 10
41
A Trek to the Crest of the MidAtlantic Ridge
47
Preview
61
Subduction Zones
72
THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT
77
THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
80
CHAPTER 4
91
Shelf Sedimentation
97
DUST STORMS
102
DeepSea Sedimentation
110
DeepSea Stratigraphy
120
THE DRYING UP OF
124
The Solutes of Seawater
140
Factors that Regulate the Salinity of Seawater
146
Temperature
153
Oxygen
160
Reservoirs of Water
172
ISCIENCE BY NUMBERS
178
CHAPTER 6
185
The WindDriven Currents of the Sea Surface
192
A Model of Geostrophic Flow
201
Water Masses and DensityDriven
208
Waves in the Ocean
227
3
302
GEOLOGY
382
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
392
206
399
Marine Sedimentation
400
CHAPTER 13
436
Study Guide
451
Law of the Sea Treaty
456
GEOLOGY
460
CobaltRich Oceanic Crusts
462
BIOLOGY
464
BIOLOGY
470
CHAPTER 15
475
Dredging
492
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
510
Biology of Corals
512
Glossary
525
Index
541
378
542
471
543
BIOLOGY
548
230
550
414
551
FEATURES
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