Essentials of Oceanography

Essentials of Oceanography

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ESSENTIALS OF OCEANOGRAPHY 7e provides a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, and the role and importance of oceans in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet. The new edition was created as part of a unique partnership with the National Geographic Society, an organization that represents a tradition of inspiring stories, exceptional research, and first-hand accounts of exploration. Using exclusive content from the National Geographic Societya€™s world-renowned photos, graphics, and map collections, the text offers the most dynamic and current introduction to oceanography available today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.The potential for earthquakes at transform plate boundaries can be great as the plate edges slip past each other. ... The Pacific Plate moves steadily, but its movement is stored elastically at the North American Plate boundary until friction is ... Any later change in the strength or direction of Eartha#39;s magnetic field will not significantly change the characteristics of the field ... Paleomagnetic data have recently been used to measure spreading rates, to calibrate the geologic time scale, and toanbsp;...

Title:Essentials of Oceanography
Author:Tom Garrison
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01


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