The Oceanographer's Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers

The Oceanographer's Companion: Essential Nautical Skills for Seagoing Scientists and Engineers

by George Maul


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498773065
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/03/2017
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Research Vessels of the Past and Present—A Brief History of Seagoing Science. Seagoing Skills—Crews, Scientific Party, Logistics, Emergencies, First Aid, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Research Vessel Construction—Terminology, Equipment, and Machinery. Stability and Trim—Tonnage, Safety of Life at Sea, Maritime Organizations; Sea Change. Science Spaces—Open Deck, Wet Lab, Dry Lab, Computer Lab, Stateroom, Lockers. Mariner’s Compass—True and Magnetic, Variation, Deviation, Correcting, and Uncorrecting. Coastal Navigation—Nautical Charts, Geographic Positioning, Marine Electronics, and Instruments. Rules of the Road—Classes of Vessels, Lights, Day Shapes, Maneuvering, and Collision Avoidance. Marlinspike Seamanship—Lines, Knots, Splices, Blocks, Tackle, Cleats, and Fairleads. Trailerable Boats—Hubs and Hitches, Trailering, Boat Ramps, Launching, Recovery, and Anchoring. Handling Equipment—Superstructure, Deck Machinery, Wire Ropes, Clothing, and Commands. Oceanographic Stations—Preparation, Time, Position, Weather, Personnel, and Ancillary Data. Cruise Planning and Execution—Project Instructions, Foreign Waters, Geographic Names, and Tides and Tidal Currents. Underwater Operations—Planning, Equipment, Safety, Diving, American Academy of Underwater Sciences Certification, and Underwater Archeology. Celestial Navigation—Spherical Trigonometry, Spherical Triangles, Azimuth, Sextant Altitude, Amplitude, and Line of Position. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Index.

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