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  Oceanography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oceanographers study a diverse range of topics such as plate tectonics to ocean currents to marine organisms.
The five branches tend to stem from the fact that many oceanographers are trained in the exact sciences and then specialise in oceanography.
Early exploration of the oceans was limited to its surfaces and the few creatures that fishermen brought up in nets, but when Bougainville and Cook carried out their explorations in the South Pacific, the seas themselves formed part of the reports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oceanography   (744 words)

 KiwiCareers - Oceanographer / Print Page
Oceanographers can specialise in several areas: physical oceanographers study the ocean currents, tides and circulation; geological oceanographers study the landforms, rocks and sediment beneath the ocean; biological oceanographers study marine life; marine scientists study the chemistry and composition of the ocean.
Oceanographers make a lot of use of computers, and advanced computer and instrumental technology is allowing oceanographers to develop detailed imagery of the ocean floor.
Oceanographers are at the forefront of developing and using new technologies to analyse the chemistry of ocean waters.
www.kiwicareers.govt.nz /jobs/6a_phy/j80101x.htm   (933 words)

 Environmental scientists and geoscientists
Oceanographers use their knowledge of geology and geophysics, in addition to biology and chemistry, to study the world’s oceans and coastal waters.
Chemical oceanographers study the distribution of chemical compounds and chemical interactions that occur in the ocean and on the sea floor.
In 2003, the Federal Government’s average salary for geologists in managerial, supervisory, and nonsupervisory positions was $76,389 for geologists, $86,809 for geophysicists, $70,525 for hydrologists, and $79,023 for oceanographers.
stats.bls.gov /oco/ocos050.htm   (3205 words)

Oceanographer (AGS–3), formerly Corsair II, was built in 1899 by W. and A. Fletcher Co., Hoboken, N.J. Except for a brief period of commissioned service during World War I, she served as a luxury yacht for J. Morgan until 1930.
She was acquired by the Navy from the Coast and Geodetic Survey at Norfolk, Va. 7 April 1942, briefly renamed Natchez (PG–85); renamed Oceanographer (AGS–3); rerigged and outfitted at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. for survey duty; and commissioned 15 August.
Oceanographer decommissioned 22 September, was struck from the Naval Register 14 October, and, in accordance with the agreement executed with J. Morgan, Jr., broken up for scrap.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/o1/oceanographer.htm   (428 words)

 Asia Observer - web directory and search
Christopher Taggart, Fisheries Oceanographer - Involved in active research both in the field and laboratory, focusing on physical, ecological biochemical and genetic influences on early life history and recruitment in fish and on fish population structure and distribution.
Jody Klymak, Physical Oceanographer - Jody Klymak is a physical oceanographer interested in small scale physics and its impact on circulation and the transport of tracers in the ocean.
Julie Pullen, oceanographer and meteorologist - Dr. Julie Pullen is an oceanographer and meteorologist in the Marine Meteorology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory studying how the air and sea interact in coastal regions and impact plumes of chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) contaminants in cities.
www.asiaobserver.com /cgi-local/anacondaodpp.pl?passurl=/Science/Earth_Sciences/Oceanography/Oceanographers   (1077 words)

 Careers in Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The physical oceanographer studies the physical properties of the ocean and the relationship between the sea and the atmosphere.
A good oceanographer must be willing to spend at least 50 percent of his/her time at sea engaged in surveys or conducting research.
The sacrifices involved in this type of sea duty are tremendous; however, most oceanographers have found that the rewards that come from discovering the ocean's secrets far outweigh the imposition of long deployments at sea.
pao.cnmoc.navy.mil /PAO/Educate/career-o.htm   (933 words)

 index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An Oceanographer is a person who studies the sea and formations in the sea.
There are four different kinds of oceanographers: chemical oceanographer, physical oceanographer, geological oceanographers and biological oceanographers.
Oceanographers can work for themselves, the government and or universities doing research.
www.sarasota.k12.fl.us /bayhaven/Loonam/careers/Oceanographer   (278 words)

Oceanographer Lynne Talley of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, has been elected to the 2003 class of fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
As a physical oceanographer and professor who specializes in large-scale ocean circulation, Talley is known as a leading expert on mid-latitude air-sea interaction processes around the world.
She received a Ph.D. in physical oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1982.
scrippsnews.ucsd.edu /article_detail.cfm?article_num=572   (506 words)

 Oceanographer press
[Oceanographer] are a five-piece from Denton, Texas, and they've done quite a breathtaking little number on Twenty String, their debut recording.
Now Iˆ¢ve heard some stunning debuts in my time that have left me dropped jawed but [Oceanographe's] 6 track debut is without doubt one of the best Iˆ¢ve had the fortune to be allowed to hear, leaving me awestruck and begging for more.
[Oceanographer's] first song was a cover of Cat Power's 'Colors and the Kids,' in which guitar harmonics and xylophone were piled on top of each other until the proceedings sounded like a little boy lost in a watch factory.
www.oceanographermusic.com /press.html   (3517 words)

 Directory - Science: Earth Sciences: Oceanography: Oceanographers
On the Shoulders of Giants: Roger Revelle (1909-1991)  · cached · Profile of the oceanographer who went on to become a senior spokesman for science and who was one of the first to recognize the effects of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide on the Earth's surface temperature.
Christopher Taggart, Fisheries Oceanographer  · Involved in active research both in the field and laboratory, focusing on physical, ecological biochemical and genetic influences on early life history and recruitment in fish and on fish population structure and distribution.
Jody Klymak, Physical Oceanographer  · cached · Jody Klymak is a physical oceanographer interested in small scale physics and its impact on circulation and the transport of tracers in the ocean.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=283440   (814 words)

Four types of oceanographers are biological oceanographers, geological oceanographers, marine scientists, and physical oceanographers.
For example, a physical oceanographer monitors the surface and currents of the ocean while a biological oceanographer studies the marine life in the ocean.
An oceanographer can work indoors and outdoors, on the ocean and on land, in a lab or on a ship, in hot and cold, in groups or by him/herself, and in the day time or night time.
mountalverniahs.org /Mahs/Departments/Science/Gr11ChemWeb04/ocean.htm   (358 words)

 An Interview with Oceanographer Evan B. Forde   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From exploring tides and waves to investigating the chemical properties and age of seawater, oceanographers use their knowledge of several basic science fields to study the world’s oceans and coastal waters.
Forde, recognized by NOAA as the first African American oceanographer to participate in dives aboard research submersibles (vessels that can submerge and operate underwater) in 1979, tackles unsolved mysteries and his research contributes toward understanding and improving the delicate relationship between people and our planet.
I have used sound to map the ocean floor and sub surface sediment layers, taken air and water samples to monitor pollutants and carbon dioxide levels, used optical devices to scan the deep ocean layers for evidence of underwater volcanoes, and taken thousands of samples of deep sea sediments and rocks.
www.nsta.org /main/news/stories/science_teacher.php?category_ID=88&news_story_ID=48668   (557 words)

 WHOI : Media Relations : Press Release : WHOI to Present Stommel Medal to California Oceanographer June 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s most prestigious awards will be presented June 14, 2000 to Professor Russ E. Davis of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego.
The Henry Stommel Medal in Oceanography is presented “for fundamental and enduring contributions to observing and understanding ocean processes.“ The award, a gold medal and monetary prize, is named for the late WHOI oceanographer Henry Stommel, who died in 1991 at age 71.
The Stommel Medal was established by the WHOI Trustees in January 1993 in honor of the world renowned physical oceanographer who made many contributions to nearly every area of physical oceanography and is credited with establishing the modern concepts of ocean circulation.
www.whoi.edu /mr/pr.do?id=975   (598 words)

 Oceanographer/Marine Biologist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oceanographers help us gain a better understanding of how our oceans, and living creatures in them, function as an ecosystem.
While oceanographers study oceans as a whole, marine biologists focus on the living creatures in different types of water, not just huge oceans.
Oceanographers may also be technicians who specialize in working on equipment used to study the oceans.
kids.earth.nasa.gov /archive/career/oceanographer.html   (195 words)

 Search Results for oceanographer - Encyclopædia Britannica
Norwegian explorer, oceanographer, statesman, and humanitarian who led a number of expeditions to the Arctic (1888, 1893, 1895–96) and oceanographic expeditions in the North Atlantic (1900, 1910–14).
German oceanographer who, by collecting and analyzing many systematic observations, developed the first essentially complete understanding of the physical structure and deep circulation of the...
Sverdrup, H.U. Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer known for his studies of the physics, chemistry, and biology of the oceans.
www.britannica.com /search?query=oceanographer&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (425 words)

 Learn about Oceanography--Girl Power! Science and Technology Section
Not long ago, oceanographers thought the deepest, darkest part of the ocean was a dead zone where nothing much happened.
Oceanographers work at sea, in floating laboratories, on land, and along the coast to collect information about the temperature and chemistry of the water, undersea land formations, and what it all means for weather, wildlife, and the environment.
An oceanographer spends a lot of time studying the information she collects and coming up with new ideas.
www.girlpower.gov /girlarea/sciencetech/jobs/oceanography.htm   (451 words)

 Sponic Zine - Music Reviews - Oceanographer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is something to be said for doing a job well, even if it you aren’t the first to do it, or the only one doing it now.
The Austin, Texas band Oceanographer throw their hat into the ring of somnambulistic pop music with their debut EP, and they are off to a promising start.
Oceanographer promise lengthier releases in the future, but at 34 minutes this EP is the perfect size for this type of music.
www.sponiczine.com /review_detail.asp?wfArtist=Oceanographer   (280 words)

 An Oceanographer Looks
An oceanographer and former scientific liaison officer for the Office of Naval Research, Dr. Stevenson recently threw more buckets of cold water on the raging fires of global warming in a presentation titled “The Non-Science of Global Warming” at the 15th Annual Meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness in San Diego, CA.
Each of the six points were gleaned by him from papers given by 450 oceanographers and atmospheric physicists/chemists on research conducted since 1991.
Each was reconfirmed by him in 1995 at the 21st General Assembly for Physical Scientists of Oceans to which 700 oceanographers from 81 countries contributed.
www.sovereignty.net /floy/oceanographer.htm   (738 words)

 Scripps News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Walter Munk, considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest living oceanographers, will be awarded the inaugural Prince Albert I Medal from the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO).
The award is named in honor of the late Prince Albert I of Monaco, a devoted participant in early oceanographic research, who, in 1919, organized the Oceanography Section of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and other international ocean research organizations.
After seeing the results of recent oceanographic voyages in an exhibition in the Paris Museum, Prince Albert made a decision in 1884 to devote his time and resources to oceanography.
scrippsnews.ucsd.edu /pressreleases/munk_medal.cfm   (920 words)

 NRDC: Underwater Worlds - Oceanographer Canyon
Oceanographer Canyon is carved 6,600 feet deep into the southern edge of Georges Bank, an oval-shaped underwater plateau and famed fishing grounds off the southern New England coast.
Oceanographer Canyon is also home to the richest and most diverse colonies of deepwater corals on the east coast.
To protect these colonies, fisheries managers are now considering proposals to put Oceanographer (as well as at least one other nearby canyon) off-limits to certain fishing.
www.nrdc.org /water/oceans/worlds/page5.asp   (330 words)

 Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Education
If you're thinking about becoming an oceanographer start now and take a quiz to become a Junior Oceanographer.
Recently, I and a dozen other Texas-based oceanographers and marine mammal biologists and our graduate students worked to study the distribution and abundance of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
I consider myself to be a classical large-scale oceanographer because I go out on research ship cruises and make measurements of large-scale ocean properties all over the world (but especially in the Arctic Ocean).
sealevel2.jpl.nasa.gov /jr_oceanographer/meet-oceanographer.html   (831 words)

 URI oceanographer embarks on collaborative study of the northern Alaskan coastal system
Whale migration routes and habitat use are determined by where the plankton that whales eat can be found, which in turn is driven by oceanic conditions, which depends on the climate.
URI Graduate School of Oceanography marine scientist Dr. Robert G. Campbell has received a $340,000 collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the impact of environmental change on the bowhead whale population and Inupiat subsistence whaling along the coast of Alaska.
The NSF grant will allow the scientists to identify and understand the complexity of the linkages, mechanisms, and interactions that occur in the atmosphere, ocean, and within the human population, as well observe and record the response and resilience of these components to environmental change.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2005-01/uori-uoe010405.php   (601 words)

 USN Ships--USS Corsair (SP-159), later USS Oceanographer (AGS-3)
Later in the year she went to Alaskan waters to perform surveys, but proved unsuitable for the harsh conditions there and in March 1943 was sent to the south Pacific.
Oceanographer conducted extensive surveys in that part of the World until June 1944, when she left for repairs.
USS Oceanographer was decommissioned in September 1944 and subsequently scrapped.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-c/sp159.htm   (816 words)

 Princeton - News - Oceanographer develops simple model of ocean flows
Understanding the flow of the ocean is a major research theme at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, a US government lab located on Princeton's Forrestal Campus and funded by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
He was a physics major as an undergraduate at Princeton, but then went off to do his graduate work at the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, where he was part of a group that went on ocean voyages to gather data.
Now in his office at Princeton, where he has been since 1995, the only decoration is a spherical orange float with some mangled rope attached -- the remains of his first failed attempt to deploy a data-gathering buoy.
www.princeton.edu /pr/news/99/q2/0426-flow.htm   (999 words)

 Physical Oceanographer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The focus of the post is research on fundamental physical oceanographic processes at a range of scales and in diverse environments.
The Physical Oceanographer will take a lead role in the development of the detailed field programmes as part of the DYNAMOE team, and in the co-ordination of the collection of key physical data sets at sea.
To broaden the base of the physical oceanographic research input into the DYNAMOE programme the postholder will be expected to develop collaborative links with a range of scientists in the UK physical oceanographic and international Antarctic research communities.
www.antarctica.ac.uk /Employment/2002/bas652002.html   (1163 words)

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