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Introduction to Oceanography

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Paul Webb

Pub Date: 2019

Publisher: Rebus Community

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Oceans
  • Chapter 2: Getting our Bearings
  • Chapter 3: The Origin and Structure of Earth
  • Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Marine Geology
  • Chapter 5: Chemical Oceanography
  • Chapter 6: Physical Oceanography
  • Chapter 7: Primary Production
  • Chapter 8: Oceans and Climate
  • Chapter 9: Ocean Circulation
  • Chapter 10: Waves
  • Chapter 11: Tides
  • Chapter 12: Ocean Sediments
  • Chapter 13: Coastal Oceanography
  • Chapter 14: Ice

About the Book

Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

About the Contributors

Author

Paul Webb earned a BA in Biology from the University of Richmond, and a MS in Marine Science and PhD in Biology from the University of California-Santa Cruz. At UCSC his research focused on the behavioral and physiological ecology of northern elephant seals. For the past 20 years he has been a faculty member in the Department of Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he is a Professor of Marine Biology. At RWU he regularly teaches courses in Oceanography, Marine Mammalogy, Marine Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Behavior, Animal Physiology, Tropical Ecology (in Belize), and Herpetology.