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Offers a selection of articles that focuses on key ocean current concepts. This title covers topics such as ocean currents, the circulation of deep water, the contrasting circulations of the seas, the circulation in fjords, estuaries and the effects of rivers, and the intermittency and variability of the oceans.
Articulates a fresh approach to managing marine ecosystems. This book emphasizes the importance of understanding the factors that contribute to social and ecological resilience - the extent to which a system can maintain its structure, function, and identity in the face of disturbance.
Presents a picture of what we know about the natural history, biology, and ecology of whales in the broad context of the dynamics of ocean ecosystems. This title encompasses multiple points of view to consider the total ecological impact of industrial whaling on the world's oceans.
Provides a theoretical framework upon which graduate students and upper-level undergraduates can formulate an understanding of processes that control mean concentration and distribution of biologically utilized elements and compounds in ocean. In this book, the chapters provide an introductory overview of biogeochemical and physical oceanography.
Summarizes the results of the MARGO international working group, with the aim to develop a reconstruction of sea surface temperatures and sea-ice extent of the Last Glacial Maximum oceans. This volume represents a contribution to the understanding of ice-age oceanography as well as the proxies used to reconstruct past ocean...
By K.R. Dyer
An estuary is the tidal mouth of a large river, and is a marine area where freshwater and saltwater meet. This book examines the physical aspects of estuaries, and has been updated to include new research on sediment dynamics, estuarine mixing mechanisms, effects of global warming, and mathematical modeling of...