Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological and geological disciplines. Complementing this information are articles on ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing.
Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross-referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information.
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