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  Oceanography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology or marine science is the study of the Earth's oceans and seas.
Physical oceanography, the study of the ocean's physical attributes (such as its temperature-salinity structure, waves, tides and currents).
Oceanography began as a quantifiable science in 1872, when the Scots Charles Wyville Thompson and John Murray launched the Challenger expedition (1872-76).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oceanography   (722 words)

 oceanography - HighBeam Encyclopedia
OCEANOGRAPHY [oceanography] study of the seas and oceans.
Oceanography as a comprehensive study dates from the Challenger expedition (1872-76), directed by the naturalists C. Thomson, a Scot, and John Murray, a Canadian.
The term oceanography became current through reports of the expedition edited by Murray, who later became a leader in the study of ocean sediment.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/o/oceanogr.asp   (505 words)

 Florida Institute of Technology
Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science that attempts to describe and understand the oceans.
At Florida Tech, the oceanography program might better be called oceanology, because of our dedication to the study of the sea in all its aspects, including oceanography, geophysics, undersea exploration, economic and governmental uses, and management.
The marine studies oceanography undergraduate curricula are designed to prepare the graduate for a professional scientific career and/or graduate studies exploring the scientific implication of human activities in and near the oceans.
www.fit.edu /AcadRes/dmes/oceanography.html   (612 words)

 Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oceanography is the study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans: their biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science.
Although oceanography is a relatively young science, it is the natural setting to ask fundamental questions about the development of life, and the behavior (or misbehavior) of global climate.
Oceanography is a natural 'home' in which to ask such questions, with inhabitants from each of the four principal disciplines.
www.paliyam.8m.com /ocean.html   (4977 words)

 Oceanography At Palomar College: Careers In Oceanography, Oceanographic Laboratories, Physical Oceanography Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Physical oceanography is the exploration and study of the physics and geography of the ocean currents and water properties.
Biological oceanography is the study of the various oceanic life forms and their relationships to one another; adaptations to the marine environment, and developing ecologically sound methods of harvesting seafood.
Since the study of oceanography often examines in detail all the different disciplines of oceanography, it is often described as being an interdisciplinary science, or one covering all the disciplines of science as they apply to the oceans.
www.foroceanography.com   (2505 words)

 Oceanography :: University of Southampton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oceanography is the scientific study of the oceans,seas and coastal waters of our planet and embraces aspects of all the mainstream science subjects.The School of Ocean and Earth Science teaches and researches all facets of this multi-disciplinary science.
In all oceanography degrees, you will find integrated practical and key (transferable) skills, and the degree pathways take advantage of the flexible modular lecture-course system.Your coursework is supported by regular, small group tutorials and there is scope to gain experience by spending time in the NOCS and other marine laboratories.
The fouryear degree in oceanography with French gives you a broad marine background in combination with language skills.The third year of this programme is spent in an oceanography department in a French university.
www.soton.ac.uk /study/undergraduate/2006/oceanography.html   (1040 words)

 TAMU Oceanography: Physical Oceanography
Physical Oceanography is the study of the physical processes in the ocean and the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere.
Ann Jochens: Physical oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico, with focus on observations of the circulation and property exchanges between the shelf and deep ocean
This is summarized under physical oceanography research topics and there linked to the respective faculty member's and research scientist's webpage, where more details can be found.
oceanography.tamu.edu /Education/phys.html   (778 words)

 2006-2007 UAF Catalog
Students considering graduate study in oceanography should have a strong background in physics, chemistry, biology, geology or mathematics, and a working familiarity with the other subjects.
However, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree in oceanography (biological, chemical, fisheries, geological, and physical oceanography) will be expected to have completed course work at least equivalent to that required for the corresponding M.S. degree.
Note: Students are admitted to the graduate program in marine sciences and limnology on the basis of their ability and the capability of the program to meet their particular interests and needs.
www.uaf.edu /catalog/current/programs/oceanography.html   (376 words)

 Careers in Oceanography
Since oceanography is such a new science (with much room left for new discoveries) most people enter the field with an advanced degree (master’s or doctorate).
New fields associated with biological oceanography include marine biotechnology (the use of natural marine resources in the development of new industrial and biomedical products) and molecular biology (the study of the structure and function of bioinformational molecules—such as DNA, RNA, and proteins—and the regulation of cellular processes at the molecular level).
The Oceanography Society can be contacted at 4052 Timber Ridge Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 and their telephone number is (804) 464-0131.
www.palomar.edu /oceanography/links/Careers.html   (1419 words)

 Oceanography - Biological Oceanography
They should be prepared to test hypotheses, to collect data at sea, in the lab, or from remote sensors and then to understand the measurements, model the results and contribute to extant theory.
Clearly, biological oceanography is an inter-disciplinary science that demands collaboration.
Success is ultimately reflected in the ability to explain variation in the biological nature of the ocean such that predictions can be made with a specified degree of uncertainty.
oceanography.dal.ca /ocean_917.html   (245 words)

 Science - Oceanography, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Careers In Oceanography profiles careers in the oceanography and marine related fields.
NASA Oceanography provides online field trips, information about ocean phenomena (such as phytoplankton, carbon, and reefs), remote sensing tools for monitoring ocean changes, and more.
Project Oceanography describes a marine science education program produced by the University of South Florida.
wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov /cfapps/free/displaysubject.cfm?sid=8&subid=71   (867 words)

 Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Emphasis is placed on a qualitative knowledge of the principles and processes governing the ocean and its interaction with the physical and biological environment.
The four areas of oceanography are surveyed, namely chemical, biological, physical and geological oceanography.
This introductory laboratory course in oceanography is provided for students who wish a laboratory course in combination with Oceanography 1.
www.lavc.cc.ca.us /Ocean.html   (265 words)

 Oceanography Research at the School of Chemistry, Physics and Earth Sciences, Science and Engineering, Flinders ...
The range of research projects in physical oceanography is broad.
It is characterized by strong emphasis on field observation in combination with modelling and covers processes from the coastal zone into the world ocean.
The study of shelf and coastal zone dynamics has increased in importance during recent years and is expected to become the major field of research for physical oceanography in the School.
www.scieng.flinders.edu.au /cpes/research/oceanography/index.html   (148 words)

 Oceanography Theme Page
Check out their "subjects" pages for an extensive meta-list of links to aquatic resources, organized under the subjects of aquaculture, conservation and education, fisheries, limnology, marine science and oceanography, maritime heritage, ocean engineering, and seafood.
Coral Reefs Learn where coral reefs are located, the threats to them, coral reefs in Belize, and coral reef animals.
Oceanography Lesson Plans A variety of lesson plans for the study of oceanographic topics within creative art, mathematics, language arts, phsyical education, and social studies.
www.cln.org /themes/oceanography.html   (1642 words)

 UHM Graduate Studies - Oceanography
Oceanography is the study of the physics, chemistry, and geology of the ocean and the ecology of organisms that live within the sea.
The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM) offers MS and PhD programs in four subdisciplines — physical, chemical, geological, and biological oceanography.
Physical oceanography is concerned with ocean circulation, waves, tides, upwelling, air-sea interactions, and the effect of the oceans on climate.
www.hawaii.edu /graduatestudies/fields/html/departments/mno/oceanography/oceanography.htm   (1044 words)

 Amazon.com: Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One branch of biological oceanography, fisheries oceanography, is a rapidly...
Study Oceanography with SEA -- Study oceanography with a SEA semester.
Oceanography semester with perspectives from social science, humanities, and policy that focuses on global climate change.
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=aps&keywords=Oceanography&page=1   (501 words)

OCEAN 115 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe (5) NW Introduction to the new science of astrobiology, study of the origin and evolution of life on Earth, and the search for microbial and intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe.
OCEAN 430 Biological Oceanography (4) NW Marine organisms, their quantitative distribution in time and space and their interactions with the ocean.
Ecological principles at individual, population, and community levels; overview of discipline of biological oceanography; case studies of interdisciplinary problems shared with the physical sciences.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/ocean.html   (3240 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Note: If you have a question about oceanography this is a great place to ask it.
In general this subject is like a general oceanography forum or oceanography message board.
It will be critical to know for certain whether average sea ice thickness is indeed increasing in the Antarctic as our model indicates, and to determine what environmental factors are spurring this apparent phenomenon.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/oceanography_918.php   (1451 words)

Research grants and contracts now exceed $6.0 Million per year, some 35% of the total research funds raised by the Faculty of Science.
This increasing prominence is reflected in past and current housing of the Canadian offices of large international projects, including the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), and the Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS).
The people at Dalhousie Oceanography are some of the best in their field in the world.
oceanography.dal.ca /index.html   (377 words)

 Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By combining their knowledge of marine chemistry and physical oceanography, marine geologists help piece together information about how the Earth formed and how the movement of plates and continents results in events such as volcanoes and earthquakes.
This innovation has revolutionized oceanography and given researchers important information about weather and climate, circulation, and environmental problems, such as global warming, global circulation, the world's fisheries decline, and harmful algal blooms.
One important aspect of chemical oceanography is the study of pollutants.
www.marinecareers.net /text/ocean.htm   (2761 words)

 Amazon.com: Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science (with InfoTrac College Edition and Earth Systems Today ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This introduction to oceanography text uses an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing the discipline's connection with astronomy, physics, chemistry, meteorology, geology, biology, ecology, history, and economics.
Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science is the number one best-selling oceanography text.
These oceanography texts have allowed him to reach beyond the walls of Orange Coast College and into the minds and imaginations of thousands of students.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/053437557X?v=glance   (1062 words)

Oceanography, GLG 307, is a 3-hour course at NAU and serves two distinct groups of students: 1) Geology, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Geology Minor students, and science majors from other disciplines; 2) Upper-Division Liberal Studies Students.
It consists of lectures and field trips that are designed to provide an introduction to oceanography with an emphasis on geological and physical aspects of the marine environment, both past and present.
Topics to be covered include fundamental aspects of the oceanic realm, continental shelves, inland seas, and the coast, sea water, structure and tectonics of ocean basins and margins, and the origin and history of ocean basins (plate tectonics).
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~rcb7/Oceanography.html   (1637 words)

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