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Polar Oceanography

Author: Walker O. Smith, Jr.
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080925952
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Polar Oceanography is an integrated synthesis of the biological, physical, geological, and chemical processes that occur in the polar oceans. The book represents the first modern interdisciplinary synthesis of this field.

Polar Oceanography Physical Science

Author: Walker O. Smith
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ISBN: 9780126530315
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This collection of papers on the oceanography of the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans includes chemical oceanography, polar phytoplankton and zooplankton, marine ecosystems, the polar benthos, sedimentation, meteorology, sea ice, remote sensing, mesoscale phenomena, small-scale processes and the application of models to polar oceanography.

Linking Optical And Chemical Properties Of Dissolved Organic Matter In Natural Waters

Author: Christopher L. Osburn
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889450813
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A substantial increase in the number of studies using the optical properties (absorbance and fluorescence) of dissolved organic matter (DOM) as a proxy for its chemical properties in estuaries and the coastal and open ocean has occurred during the last decade. We are making progress on finding the actual chemical compounds or phenomena responsible for DOM’s optical properties. Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry, in particular, has made important progress in making the key connections between optics and chemistry. But serious questions remain and the last major special issue on DOM optics and chemistry occurred nearly 10 years ago. Controversies remain from the non-specific optical properties of DOM that are not linked to discrete sources, and sometimes provide conflicting information. The use of optics, which is relatively easier to employ in synoptic and high resolution sampling to determine chemistry, is a critical connection to make and can lead to major advances in our understanding of organic matter cycling in all aquatic ecosystems. The contentions and controversies raised by our poor understanding of the linkages between optics and chemistry of DOM are bottlenecks that need to be addressed and overcome.

How Many Oceans Are There

Author: Jonah Young
Publisher: Ice Press
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There are five oceans in the world, the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Look into the details of each ocean.

High Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics In A Changing Climate

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080570044
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High-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate is based on data collected during the past 10 years by Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (ZERO) at Zackenberg Research Station in Northeast Greenland. This volume covers the function of Arctic ecosystems based on the most comprehensive long-term data set in the world from a well-defined Arctic ecosystem. Editors offer a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of how climate variability is influencing an Arctic ecosystem and how the Arctic ecosystems have inherent feedback mechanisms interacting with climate variability or change. The latest research on the functioning of Arctic ecosystems Supplements current books on arctic climate impact assessment as a case study for ecological specialists Discusses the complex perpetuating effects on Earth Vital information on modeling ecosystem responses to understand future climates

Frozen Oceans

Author: David Neville Thomas
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781554070008
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Life abounds in and around the planet's ice caps and science has learned a great deal about it and the role pack ice plays in the world's ecology. This book is the first exploration of the topic for lay people and is abundantly illustrated.

Marine Conservation

Author: G. Carleton Ray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111871444X
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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University