Recent Advances and Issues in Oceanography (Frontiers of Science Series)

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This volume describes and evaluates the major current research developments in the ocean sciences. Topics include advances in measuring ocean phenomena from space, in situ instruments, and the development of fully integrated observing systems that allow investigators to take environmental snapshots of areas that must be monitored in order to protect property and save lives. The authors emphasize that today's successful oceanographic programs rely on multidisciplinary, integrated, and task-organized teams of ...

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Overview

This volume describes and evaluates the major current research developments in the ocean sciences. Topics include advances in measuring ocean phenomena from space, in situ instruments, and the development of fully integrated observing systems that allow investigators to take environmental snapshots of areas that must be monitored in order to protect property and save lives. The authors emphasize that today's successful oceanographic programs rely on multidisciplinary, integrated, and task-organized teams of varying professionals, marine technicians, and oceanographers.

Also discussed are the World Wide Web, distributed databases, and computer models that allow research and operational oceanographers to share information to build useful products and make new discoveries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573564069
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2003
  • Series: ABC-CLIO Frontiers of Science Series
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

C. REID NICHOLS is President of Marine Information Resources Corporation (MIRC), and Executive Director for the Bay Bus Partnership Project.

DAVID LARSEN PORTER is a Principal Senior Staff Oceanographer for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory's Ocean Remote Sensing Group and Senior Physical Oceanographer for MIRC.

ROBERT G. WILLIAMS is Senior Physical Oceanographer at MIRC.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Oceanography Today 1
2 Technology Today 51
3 Unsolved Problems, Unanswered Questions 106
4 Social Issues 132
5 Chronology of Recent Investigations 144
6 Biographical Sketches 155
7 Documents, Speeches, Testimony, and Reports 186
8 Career Information 224
9 Statistics on Education, Budget, and Resources 234
10 Organizations and Associations 248
11 Print and Electronic Resources 288
Glossary 381
Index 391
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