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Main Title Practical handbook of marine science /
Author Kennish, Michael J.,
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2019
Call Number GC11.2.K46 2019
ISBN 9781315157597; 1315157594; 9781351654104; 1351654101; 9781351654098; 1351654098; 9781351654081; 135165408X
Subjects Oceanography. ; Marine biology. ; SCIENCE / Life SCIENCEs / Biology / Marine Biology ; SCIENCE / Environmental SCIENCE ; SCIENCE / Earth SCIENCEs / Geology
Internet Access
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Taylor & Francis
Edition Fourth edition.
Collation 1 online resource (xvii, 507 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Previous edition: 2001. OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Author; Chapter 1: Physiography; I: Ocean Provinces; A. Ocean Dimensions; B. Physiographic Provinces; 1. Continental Margin Province; 2. Deep-Ocean Basin Province; 3. Mid-Ocean Ridge Province; C. Benthic and Pelagic Provinces; 1. Benthic Province; 2. Pelagic Province; II: Conclusions; References; 1.1. General Features of the Earth; References; References; 1.2. General Characteristics of the Oceans; 1.3. Appendices, Conversion Factors, Measures, and Units; Chapter 2: Marine Chemistry; I: Seawater Composition A. Major ConstituentsB. Minor and Trace Elements; C. Nutrient Elements; 1. Nitrogen; 2. Phosphorus; 3. Silicon; D. Gases; E. Organic Compounds; F. Dissolved Constituent Behavior; G. Vertical Profiles; 1. Conservative Profile; 2. Nutrient-Type Profile; 3. Surface Enrichment and Depletion at Depth; 4. Mid-Depth Minima; 5. Mid-Depth Maxima; 6. Mid-Depth Maxima or Minima in the Suboxic Layer (~1 km); 7. Maxima and Minima in Anoxic Waters; H. Salinity; II: Conclusions; References; 2.1. Periodic Table; References; 2.2. Composition of Seawater; References; 2.3. Properties of Seawater; References 2.4. Atmospheric and Fluvial Fluxes2.5. Trace Elements; 2.6. Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Chemistry; 2.7. Organic Matter; 2.8. Decomposition of Organic Matter; 2.9. Oxygen; 2.10. Nutrients; 2.11. Carbon Dioxide; 2.12. Calcium Carbonate; Chapter 3: Physical Oceanography; I: Introduction; II: Seawater Properties; A. Temperature; B. Salinity; C. Density; III: Open Ocean Circulation; A. Wind-Driven Circulation; 1. Ocean Gyres; 2. Meanders, Eddies, and Rings; 3. Equatorial Currents; 4. Antarctic Circumpolar Current; 5. Convergences and Divergences; 6. Ekman Transport, Upwelling, and Downwelling 7. Langmuir CirculationB. Surface Water Circulation; 1. Atlantic Ocean; 2. Pacific Ocean; 3. Indian Ocean; 4. Southern Ocean; 5. Arctic Ocean; C. Thermohaline Circulation; 1. Atlantic Ocean; 2. Pacific Ocean; 3. Indian Ocean; 4. Arctic Ocean; IV: Estuarine and Coastal Ocean Circulation; A. Estuaries; B. Coastal Ocean; 1. Currents; 2. Fronts; 3. Waves; V: Physical Oceanography Instrumentation; VI: Conclusions; References; 3.1. Light; 3.2. Temperature; 3.3. Salinity; 3.4. Density; 3.5. Tides; 3.6. Wind; 3.7. Waves and Their Properties; 3.8. Coastal Waves and Currents; 3.9. Estuarine Circulation 3.10. Ocean Circulation3.11. Direct and Remote Sensing Oceanographic Applications; 3.12. Sampling Platforms; Chapter 4: Marine Geology; I: Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Basins; II: Seafloor Topographic Features; A. Mid-Ocean Ridges; B. Deep Ocean Floor; 1. Abyssal Hills; 2. Abyssal Plains; 3. Seamounts; 4. Aseismic Ridges; 5. Deep-Sea Trenches; C. Continental Margins; 1. Continental Shelf; 2. Continental Slope; 3. Continental Rise; III: Sediments; A. Deep Ocean Floor; 1. Terrigenous Sediment; 2. Biogenous Sediment; 3. Pelagic Sediment Distribution; 4. Authigenic Sediment The heavily-revised Practical Handbook of Marine Science, Fourth Edition continues its tradition as a state-of-the-art reference that updates the field of marine science to meet the interdisciplinary research needs of physical oceanographers, marine biologists, marine chemists, and marine geologists. This edition adds an entirely new section devoted to Climate Change and Climate Change Effects. It also adds new sections on Estuaries, Beaches, Barrier Islands, Shellfish, Macroalgae, Food Chains, Food Webs, Trophic Dynamics, System Productivity, Physical-Chemical-Biological Alteration, and Coastal Resource Management. The Handbook assembles an extensive international collection of marine science data throughout, with approximately 1,000 tables and illustrations. It provides comprehensive coverage of anthropogenic impacts in estuarine and marine ecosystems from local, regional, and global perspectives. Maintaining its user-friendly, multi-sectional format, this comprehensive resource will also be of value to undergraduate and graduate students, research scientists, administrators, and other professionals who deal with the management of marine resources. Now published in full color, the new edition offers extensive illustrative and tabular reference material covering all the major disciplines related to the sea.