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

Contents
3
Early Scientific Investigations
13
CHAPTER
14
PHYSICS
23
Oceanus
31
The Properties
33
DeepOcean Basins
38
CHAPTER 2
42
CHAPTER 8
264
PROBING THE SEA FLOOR 44 C H A P T E R 8
268
THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT 77 SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
278
Study Guide
281
133
283
OCEAN SCIENCES BIOLOGY
296
F E A Tu R Es
297
PROBING THE SEA FLOOR 94 GIANT KELP COMMUNITY
314

A Trek to the Crest of the MidAtlantic Ridge
47
Study Guide
57
The Geomagnetic Field
66
PlateTectonic Model
72
CHAPTER 3
80
F E A TU R Es
85
GEO LOGY
94
CHA PTE R 4
100
DeepSea Sedimentation
110
DeepSea Stratigraphy
120
Study Guide
128
CHAPTE R 5
133
The Solutes of Seawater
140
Factors that Regulate the Salinity of Seawater
146
Salinity
153
Oxygen
161
Reservoirs of Water
172
CHAPTER 6
183
CHAPTER 6
186
General Wind Circulation
189
PHYSICS
194
Types of Surface Flows
199
PHYSICS
206
A General Model
210
PHYSICS
216
Waves in the Ocean
227
waveMEASURING TECHNIQUES
230
CHAPTER 7
234
Motion of the Wave Form
235
Shoreline Under Storm Conditions
243
POWERS OF 10 41 PHYSICS TINY WAVES AND GIANT WAVES
244
Tsunamis
250
Tides
257
Equilibrium Model of Tides
263
Biological Productivity
323
DUST STORMS 102 C H A P T E R 1
326
Bacteria as Decomposers
331
BIOLOGY SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHY
342
Spatial Variations
345
GEOLOGY
360
Sand Budgets
370
FE ATU R Es
377
BarrierIsland Landscape
378
DESALINATION 164 GEOLOGY PADRE ISLAND TEXAS
382
THE SEASURFACE MICROLAYER 176 GEOLOGY OCEAN CITY
390
Circulation and Sedimentation
402
CURRENTMEASURING TECHNIQUES 194
406
GEOLOGY
410
VOLUME TRANSPORT 210 GEOLOGY SALTMARSH EVOLUTION
414
Ecology of Coral Reefs
424
Study Guide
430
Sublittoral Zone
437
The Deepsea Bottom
445
Study Guide
451
The Human Presence
475
Sewage
486
Dredging
492
Study Guide
512
Artificial Biocides 491
513
Appendixes
517
SCIENCE BY NUMBERS
536
GEOLOGY
541
F E A Tu R Es
542
478
543
390
547
F E A T U R E S
550
THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE
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