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Author Nichols, C. Reid.
Title Encyclopedia of marine science [electronic resource] / C. Reid Nichols and Robert G. Williams.
Published New York : Facts on File, c2009.
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 Electronic Reference  GC9 .N53 2009eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 626 p.) : ill., maps.
Series Facts on File science library
Facts on File science library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A note on measurements and conversions -- Entries A-Z -- FEATURE ESSAYS: Marine embedment anchors: A twist on anchors / Royce Randlett, Jr. -- Undersea exploration: A biographical sketch of Jacques-Yves Cousteau / Robert G. Williams -- Air-sea interactions: A biographical sketch of Vagn Walfrid Ekman / Robert G. Williams -- Drill ship: Glomar Challenge / Bradley A. Weymer -- The Sargasso Sea: Sea of legends / Robert G. Williams -- Cold seeps: It is not all hot stuff / Robert G. Williams -- Antarctica's tabletops: Bergs of note / Kyle R. Dedrick -- Icebreaking : A marine science perspective / C. Reid Nichols -- The joint global ocean flux study / David L. Porter -- Radioactive waste disposal in the sea / Kyle R. Dedrick -- Oceanographic innovations: A biographical sketch of Fridtjof Nansen / Robert G. Williams -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA'S) National Marine Sanctuary Program / Craig Bonn -- A brief history and current and future programs at the Johns Hopkins University applied physics laboratory / David L. Porter -- Ocean explorations: A biographical sketch of Dr. Robert D. Ballard / C. Reid Nichols -- Drill ship JOIDES Resolution / Bradley A. Weymer -- Ocean platforms for research: The Harvest Platform / C. Reid Nichols -- Modern physical oceanographer: A biographical sketch of Walter Heinrich Munk / Robert G. Williams -- The Deep Sea Drilling Project / Bradley A. Weymer -- NOAA'S Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS) / Robert G. Williams -- Acoustic tide gauges: A sound way to measure water levels / Robert G. Williams -- Appendixes: Marine science further resources -- Selected major oceans, seas, gulfs, and bays worldwide -- Classification of marine organisms -- Periodic table of the elements -- The Geologic timescale -- Selected listing of marine laboratories -- Modern map of the world's oceans.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Marine sciences -- Encyclopedias.
Genre Electronic encyclopedias.
Related Names Williams, Robert G.
Related Titles Gale virtual reference library.
Related To Print version: Nichols, C. Reid. Encyclopedia of marine science. New York : Facts on File, c2009. Nichols, C. Reid. Encyclopedia of marine science. New York : Facts on File, c2009 9780816050222 0816050228 (DLC) 2007045166
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