The Coastal Ocean: A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences by John H. Steele

The Coastal Ocean: A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

byJohn H. SteeleEditorSteve A. Thorpe, Karl K. Turekian

Paperback | October 26, 2010

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The Coastal Ocean is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2ndEdition, and serves as an important reference on coastal oceanography in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles provides current knowledge and expertise in the areas of: Rivers, estuaries and fjords; Salt marshes, lagoons, beaches and rocky shores; Corals and reefs; Groundwater seepage; Ice and permafrost; Waves, tides, surges, tsunami and seiches; Topography and sea level; Plankton and benthos; Management, mariculture and fisheries; Pollution; Sediments, slides, slumps and cycling; Circulation and models; Remote sensing by acoustics, aircraft and satellites; and rigs, structures and shipping. The Coastal Ocean serves as an ideal reference for topical research.



  • References related articles in coastal oceanography to facilitate further research
  • Richly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key concepts
  • Includes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchers
  • Topical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference

About The Author

KARL KAREKIN TUREKIAN (1927 2013)Karl Turekian was a man of remarkable scientific breadth, with innumerable important contributions to marine geochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, cosmochemistry, and global geochemical cycles. He was mentor to a long list of students, postdocs, and faculty (at Yale and elsewhere), a leader in geochemist...
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Title:The Coastal Ocean: A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean SciencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:742 pages, 10.38 × 7.68 × 0.68 inPublished:October 26, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123813956

ISBN - 13:9780123813954

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Rivers, estuaries and fjords; Salt marshes, lagoons, beaches and rocky shores; Corals and reefs; Groundwater seepage; Ice and permafrost; Waves, tides, surges, tsunami and seiches; Topography and sea level; Plankton and benthos; Management, mariculture and fisheries; Pollution; Sediments, slides, slumps and cycling; Circulation and models; Remote sensing by acoustics, aircraft and satellites; Rigs, structures and shipping