Life in the World s Oceans

Life in the World s Oceans

The Census of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine Life (CeDAMar) was devoted to the study of the largest and remotest ecosystem on Earth, the major deep basins stretching between continental margins and the mid-ocean ridge system.

Author: Alasdair McIntyre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396201

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Abundance and Distribution is a true landmark publication. Comprising the synthesis and analysis of the results of the Census of Marine Life this most important book brings together the work of around 2000 scientists from 80 nations around the globe. The book is broadly divided into four sections, covering oceans past, oceans present, oceans future and a final section covering the utilisation of the data which has been gathered, and the coordination and communication of the results. Edited by Professor Alasdair Mcintyre, Marine Life is a book which should find a place on the shelves of all marine scientists, ecologists, conservation biologists, oceanographers, fisheries scientists and environmental biologists. All universities and research establishments where biological, earth and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this essential book on their shelves. A true landmark publication One of the most important marine science books ever published Contributions from many world leading researchers Synthesis of a huge amount of important data Represents the culmination of 10 years' research by 2000 scientists from 80 countries
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Protecting the World s Oceans

Protecting the World s Oceans

Protecting the World's Oceans. From Vision to Action Coimate change puts the health of the wood's oceans at stark risk, while the oceans themselves play a key role in transforming the world's geography as temperatures rise.

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9789292547479

Category: Nature

Page: 61

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The World Ocean Conference (WOC) 2009 and Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) Summit week was the first large-scale international event to bring together both ocean and climate change stakeholders and specialists. The presentations and panel discussions held during WOC 2009 highlighted the central role of oceans in the climate change response, drew attention to the resulting challenges for oceans and small-island developing states (SIDSs), and called on all stakeholders led by governments and their development partners, nongovernment organizations, and the private sector to take immediate action to adapt to or mitigate the impacts of climate change. This publication is a summary of the major and recurring themes discussed during that week.
Categories: Nature

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

The World s Oceans  Geography  History  and Environment

See also: Carbon Cycle; Climate Change; Coral Reefs; Environmental Issues and the World's Oceans; Marine Pollution; Reefs. Further Reading Anthony, K. R. N., D. I. Kline, G. Diaz-Pulido, S. Dove and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2008.

Author: Rainer F. Buschmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843525

Category: Science

Page: 434

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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics
Categories: Science

Legal Order in the World s Oceans

Legal Order in the World s Oceans

Uses such as navigation and laying of cables are uses which, for all practical purposes given the size of the world's oceans, can be repeated over and over without scarcity. Such uses are also of enormous benefit to the world ...

Author: Myron H. Nordquist

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004352544

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Legal Order in the World’s Oceans: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea assesses the impact of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and many aspects and challenges of modern law of the sea.
Categories: Law

On the Abyssal Temperatures of the World Oceans

On the Abyssal Temperatures of the World Oceans

Boyd Ellertson Olson. --_- -_- ~~ ~~~~ On the Abyssal Temperatures of the World Oceans by Boyd.

Author: Boyd Ellertson Olson


ISBN: UCSD:31822033418906

Category: Abyssal zone

Page: 302

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In comparison with solar radiation, the energy of geothermal heat flowing through the sea bottom is extremely small; nevertheless, this energy is not insignificant in the circulation of the bottom water. Calculations indicate that in the deep basins of the South Atlantic the water volume transport necessary to remove this heat is at least one-tenth of the total northward flow of Antarctic Bottom Water. Plots of mean values of near bottom salinity and oxygen versus mean potential temperatures help to trace the movement of the bottom water. Geothermal and adiabatic warming associated with downslope flow combine to produce a deep temperature (in situ) minimum in portions of most of the deep basins of the world. Adiabatic or near adiabatic temperature gradients have been measured near the bottom in many of these basins. Evidence of superadiabatic gradients from temperature measurements made with reversing thermometers is inconclusive; however, careful measurements with closely spaced thermometers suggest that such gradients do exist over vertical distances of a few hundred meters in some of the deepest basins. Decreasing potential density with depth, as found in some of the Atlantic Basins in association with sharp temperature and salinity gradients, is not necessarily an indication of unstable equilibrium. This is demonstrated by the results of stability calculations in the manner prescribed by Hesselberg and Sverdrup (1915).
Categories: Abyssal zone

World Ocean Assessment

World Ocean Assessment

The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, also known as the “World Ocean Assessment I”, is the outcome of the first cycle of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, ...

Author: World Ocean Assessment team

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316510018

Category: Science


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Categories: Science

The Atmospheric Input of Trace Species to the World Ocean

The Atmospheric Input of Trace Species to the World Ocean

The proposal to make such estimations on global and regional scales was originated in 1987 by the WMO-led GESAMP Working Group on the Interchange of Pollutants between the Atmosphere and the Oceans established in 1976 to provide advice ...

Author: IMO/FAO/UNESCO/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution


ISBN: UCSD:31822007888209

Category: Air

Page: 111

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Categories: Air

World Ocean Atlas 1994

World Ocean Atlas 1994

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was established as part of the Department of Commerce on October ... the solid Earth , the oceans and their living resources , the atmosphere , and the space environment of the Earth .



ISBN: UCSC:32106012010689

Category: Chemical oceanography


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Categories: Chemical oceanography

Discards in the World s Marine Fisheries

Discards in the World s Marine Fisheries

Large - scale pelagic driftnet fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas ; unauthorized fishing in zones of national jurisdiction and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's ...

Author: Kieran Kelleher

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9251052891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

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This publication gives an updated review of the quantity of discards in the world's marine fisheries, using information from a broad range of fisheries in all continents. A number of policy issues are discussed including a 'no discards' approach to fisheries management, the need for balance between bycatch reduction and bycatch utilisation initiatives, and concerns arising from incidental catches of marine mammals, birds and reptiles. The report also highlights the need for more robust methods of estimating discards, and the development of bycatch management plans.
Categories: Business & Economics

Observed World Ocean Seasonal Surface Currents on a 5 Grid

Observed World Ocean Seasonal Surface Currents on a 5   Grid

The degree to which this would actually affect surface current calculations from ship drifts would vary in space and time over the global oceans due to a myriad of other factors, but it is probable that ...

Author: Gerald A. Meehl


ISBN: PSU:000017464604

Category: Ocean currents

Page: 23

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Categories: Ocean currents