Ocean Monitoring Books

  • Coastal oceans research and development in the Indian Ocean : status report 2008

    The CORDIO programme, which started in 1999 as a pragmatic response to the impacts of global warming on coral reefs, has over the years improved our knowledge and management of coral reefs. Data collection in the Curieuse Marine Park in the Seychelles was instrumental in guiding government policy over the management of marine protected areas, ...

  • Coral reef degradation in the Indian Ocean : status report 2005

    Since the 1998 coral bleaching and mortality, which affected reefs throughout the tropics, a number of projects dealing with research, monitoring and management of coral reefs have been conducted. A number of these projects have been carried out under the CORDIO Program in the Indian Ocean where coral reefs have been severely impacted by bleaching ...

  • Ocean Sciences Bridging the Millennia

    Since the rise of ancient civilizations, human curiosity has led to relentless exploration in an attempt to understand the oceans that cover 70% of our planet. The findings of ancient maritime explorers still form the foundation of modern knowledge and research, which benefit from increasingly precise instruments and platforms such as large ...

  • Tessa and the Fishy Mystery

    Tessa and the Fishy Mystery is part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 'Tunza' means ' to treat with care of affection' in Kiswahili. UNEP hopes to inspire caring for the Earth through creative literature that sparks the interest and awareness of children, their parents and ...

  • Coral reef degradation in the Indian Ocean : status report 2002

    Since the 1998 coral bleaching and mortality, which affected reefs throughout the tropics, a number of projects dealing with research, monitoring and management of coral reefs have been conducted. A number of these projects have been carried out under the CORDIO Program in the Indian Ocean where coral reefs have been severely impacted by bleaching ...

  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics, 31st Volume

    The latest volume in this on-going series examines a broad range of topics, including advances in analysis and predictive capability, behavior of new and emerging materials, design tools and approaches to control failures, accelerated testing, and industrial applications. 29 peer-reviewed papers, written by leading experts worldwide are divided ...

  • Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Six-Volume Set

    The 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. The Encyclopedia also covers ...

  • El Nino: Fact and Fiction

    What is El Nino? A caprice of the heavens? A scapegoat for every calamity? This book has been devised with the aim of helping the general public understand the El Nino phenomena. El Nino: Fact and Fiction takes the reader on a tour of the Earth's climate machine, deciphering the mysteries of one of its more extreme components. Written for ...

  • Mantle and Lower Crust Exposed in Oceanic Ridges and in Ophiolites

    The processes involved in accretion taking place at oceanic ridges are approached here via petrological and structural analysis of oceanic rocks in present-day oceanic ridges, combined with similar studies based on ophiolites, and includes present cases of slow and fast oceanic spreading and inferred analogues in ophiolites. A complementary ...

  • Advanced Ocean Modelling

    This book introduces the reader to advanced methods used in the computer-based modelling of fluid processes. This includes nonhydrostatic processes such as breaking internal waves and density-driven convection, but the model code is also used to simulate an El-Niño event! The book contains 25 practical exercises, using freely available Open-Source ...

  • Fluid Mechanics and the Environment: Dynamical Approaches

    This book is a collection of papers presented at a symposium held in honor of Sidney Leibovich. According all papers deal with mathematical or computational aspects of fluid dynamics applied mostly to atmospheric or oceanographic problems. All contributions are research papers having not only the specialist but also graduate students in ...

  • Biogeochemical Processes of Biogenic Elements in China Marginal Seas

    'Biogeochemical Processes of Biogenic Elements in China Marginal Seas' is the first monograph dedicated to this topic. The book mainly presents the latest research achievements of China's national research projects about the biogenic element cycling processes in China marginal seas starting in 1999. By describing the biogeochemical processes of ...

  • Marine Science Frontiers for Europe

    Europe is a continent with a high coast-to-surface ratio, and European seas encompass a broad range of settings and regimes. The sustainable development of living and non-living marine resources, the protection of the marine environment and the provision of marine-based services are critical to economic prosperity and to the quality of life of ...

  • The Ocean Carbon Cycle and Climate

    The great questions that challenge our understanding of the global carbon cycle are: What are the basic oceanic mechanisms that control the oceanic carbon reservoirs and the partitioning of carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere? How do these mechanisms depend on the state of the climate system and how does the carbon cycle feed back to the ...

  • A Window on the Future of Geodesy

    This book collects the proceedings of the symposia held during the 36th IAG General Assembly. This international event, held every fourth year, serves as a forum to announce and record new achievements and the primary research directions of the worldwide geodetic community. The actual date of this assembly, on the verge of the 3rd millennium, adds ...

  • Biochemical Cycling and Sediment Ecology

    The present book represents a unique survey of recent Russian research on element cycling in the ocean, with new data on the Aral Sea. It takes the form of a broad-scale review of organic matter cycling in the world's oceans and in particular the working of marginal filters. An up-to-date survey of sediment ecology and key aspects, such as ...

  • Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

    Bioinspiration & Biomimetics publishes research that discovers and uses principles from natural systems to create physical models, engineering systems and technological ...

  • Sound Images of the Ocean

    Sound Images of the Ocean is the first book of its kind which offers a comprehensive overview of acoustic imaging applications in the various fields of marine research, utilization, surveillance, and protection. The book employs 400 sound images of the sea floor and of processes in the sea volume, contributed by more than 120 marine experts from ...

  • Marine Toxins as Research Tools

    Marine organisms produce a wide array of toxins, many of which are not only structurally unusual, but also show potent and interesting modes of action. Since the discovery of tetrodotoxin, a pufferfish toxin, as a potent and selective blocker of Na+ channels in 1964, it has been widely used as a research tool in pharmacological and physiological ...

  • The Arctic Basin

    This unique group of authors from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, have all achieved individual doctoral theses on various aspects of Arctic and Antarctic research. Ivan Frolov, whose speciality is oceanography, has completed a study of Arctic Ice Cover, researching ice distribution in the seas of the Russian ...

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