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  AllRefer.com - ocean : The World Ocean (Geology And Oceanography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The oceans are not uniformly distributed on the face of the earth.
Continents and ocean basins tend to be antipodal, or diametrically opposed to one another, i.e., continents are found on the opposite side of the earth from ocean basins.
It is now also generally accepted that a new ocean crust has been forming more or less continuously for at least the past 200 million years through a process of volcanic activity along the midocean ridge system (see seafloor spreading), which consists of a series of underwater mountains.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/O/ocean-the-world-ocean.html   (780 words)

 Indian Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bounded on the north by southern Asia (the Indian subcontinent); on the west by the Arabian Peninsula and Africa; on the east by the Malay Peninsula, the Sunda Islands, and Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean.
It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20°east meridian south of Africa, and from the Pacific by the 147°east meridian.
The northernmost extent of the Indian Ocean is approximately 30°north latitude in the Persian Gulf.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_Ocean   (1566 words)

 ocean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Ocean waters serve as a source of food and valuable minerals, as a vast highway for commerce, and provide a place for both recreation and waste disposal.
Ocean water itself could prove to be a limitless source of energy in the event that nuclear fusion reactors are developed, since the oceans contain great quantities of deuterium.
Ocean pollution, meantime, has escalated dramatically as those who use the oceans for recreational and commercial purposes, as well as those who live nearby, have disposed of more and more wastes there (see water pollution).
www.bartleby.com /65/oc/ocean.html   (3087 words)

 June 8 is World Oceans Day
The Ocean Project, of which GDRC is a member, coordinated efforts with the World Ocean Network to celebrate the 13th Annual World Ocean Day (WOD), on June 8.
The world's oceans cover more than 70% of our planet's surface and the rich web of life they support is the result of hundreds of millions of years of evolution.
Sometimes called the ocean conveyer belt, this mechanism is responsible for bringing the oxygen that sustains life to the deepest reaches of the sea, and in moving warmer waters from the tropics towards the poles.
www.gdrc.org /oceans/oceans-day.html   (1606 words)

 World Ocean Has Warmed Significantly over past 40 Years
The water in the upper 3000 meters of the world ocean warmed on average by 0.11 degrees Fahrenheit.
The scientists determined their findings by using data -- 5.1 million temperature profiles -- from sources around the world, to quantify the variability of the heat content (mean temperature) of the world ocean from the surface through 3000 meter depth for the period 1948 to 1996.
The world ocean warming is likely due to a combination of natural variability, such as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and human-induced effects, say the scientists who calculated the warming.
www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov /releases2000/mar00/noaa00020.html   (713 words)

 World InfoZone - Pacific Information
Its area is greater than all of the world's dry land put together and covers one third of the earth's surface.
Because the coral grows on the ocean side and dies in the centre, the island grows outwards in a ring shape.
The Pacific Ocean is the home of many creatures such as the brightly coloured fish living in coral areas, squids, sharks, and crustaceans, molluscs and mammals.
www.worldinfozone.com /oceans.php?country=Pacific   (934 words)

 LFA Accord "First Domino in International Campaign to Prevent Deafening of the World's Ocean," According to Ocean ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society were co-plaintiffs with NRDC and others in an eight-year legal battle with the U.S. Navy to protect marine species from the harmful effects of LFA.
The mission of OFS is to explore the global ocean, inspire and educate people around the world to act responsibly for its protection, document the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrate the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.
Ocean Futures Society is based in Santa Barbara, CA., USA with offices in Paris and Washington, D.C. For more information about the endeavors of Cousteau and OFS.
www.oceanfutures.org /press/2003/pr_10_13_03.asp   (728 words)

 Ocean Robbins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ocean is co-author of Choices For Our Future: A Generation Rising For Life On Earth (published by the Book Publishing Company, September, 1994), and speaks widely, spreading a message of hope and inspiration to conferences, companies and organizations.
Ocean's on-going efforts on behalf of a better world have been honored by many organizations, including the Giraffe Project (for people who stick their necks out for what they believe), the National Alliance for Animals (The Compassionate Youth Award), E Magazine (The Kid Heroes Hall of Fame), and EarthSave (Volunteer of the Year Award).
Ocean lives happily in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California, with his parents, Deo and John Robbins (author of the international bestseller Diet for a New America and founder of EarthSave), his wife Michele, and their recently born identical twin boys, River and Bodhi.
www.yesworld.org /aboutyes/ocean_bio.htm   (721 words)

 Russia’s World Ocean Program
The World Ocean is a very promising region for economic activity on one side, and the most important factor in geopolitics, as well as a region of inevitable rivalry and potential division into spheres of influence.
The World Ocean is the field of various economic, scientific technical, humanitarian, defense and political activities performed by states and their unions, intentional organizations, and transitional corporations where interests of subjects of sea activity intersect, straining contradictions between them.
The World Ocean Program is aimed at a comprehensive solution of the problem of exploration and effective use of the World Ocean in the interests of economic development and provision for the national security of this country.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/russia/doctrine/CDONEW22.htm   (8419 words)

As part of the WOCE one time survey of the Indian Ocean, high quality hydrographic, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and chemistry data were collected along a section through the center of the Central Indian Basin and a repeat of the section sampling the northward flow of deep water West of Australia.
The upper ocean circulation in the Indian Ocean is dominated by the monsoon in the tropics and a classical southern hemisphere subtropical gyre at latitudes farther south.
One of the primary purposes of the WHP Indian Ocean expedition is to determine the fate of the deep water which enters from the south.
www.aoml.noaa.gov /general/project/phodmob4.html   (1390 words)

 World: Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps (Library of Congress)
This elaborate elegant Portuguese portolan chart depicts the Atlantic Ocean, the southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest Indian Ocean, as well as the continents of South America, Africa, Europe, and portions of North America and Asia.
This is a decorative Portuguese chart of the Atlantic Ocean and the coastlines of South America, Africa, Europe, and Newfoundland.
This large scale map of the Atlantic Ocean with the coasts of Iberia, West Africa, Northern South America, the Carribean Islands, New England, and Nova Scotia, includes coastlines, coastal features, representations of vessels, rhumb lines, and lines in blue and red ink indicating seasonal navigation routes.
www.loc.gov /rr/geogmap/luso/world.html   (761 words)

 CNN.com - World ocean map goes online - June 6, 2002
The atlas will be continuously updated and is designed to track the state of ocean resources including threats to the marine environment such as over-fishing and the effects of climate change on the Earth's ice caps, as well as ship piracy, the spread of poisonous algae and offshore oil.
Among the major concerns are the unsustainable exploitation of the world's marine resources -- primarily fish stocks -- and the effects of climate change on global sea levels.
The launch of the ocean atlas comes as Australia announced it would not ratify the Kyoto climate change treaty aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/science/06/05/oceans.atlas   (608 words)

 NOAA News Online (Story 399)
March 23, 2000 — Scientists at NOAA have discovered that the world ocean has warmed significantly during the past 40 years.
The scientists determined their findings by using data—5.1 million temperature profiles—from sources around the world, to quantify the variability of the heat content (mean temperature) of the world ocean from the surface through 3000 meter depth for the period 1948 to 1996.
The scientists, led by Sydney Levitus, who heads NOAA's Ocean Climate Laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland, report their findings in the March 24 issue of Science magazine in an article titled "Warming of the World Ocean." They found that there is a consistent warming signal in each ocean basin.
www.noaanews.noaa.gov /stories/s399.htm   (738 words)

 Whirlpools in Your Bathtub   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Because this ocean is so large (the largest, in fact, of all the ocean basins), its currents tend to be slow and somewhat complex.
As with the Pacific Ocean, the equatorial currents are the same; the North Equatorial Current flows westward north of the equator and the South Equatorial Current flows west south of the equator.
In fact, the North Indian Ocean, that small portion of the Indian Ocean north of the equator, has a circulation pattern that consists primarily of the flow of the North Equatorial Current westward along the southern tip of India and the flow of the eastward-moving Equatorial Countercurrent just south of the equator.
www.oceansonline.com /ocean_currents.htm   (3362 words)

 Ocean - World Religions Free Research Library
Ocean is a free collection of the World's Religious literature managed by a unique book-centered research engine.
What they will find is shocking: the core message of all the world's religious writings is the same: ethical integrity, honesty, sincerity, compassion, tolerance and non-violence.
Ocean continues to be, after CTA, the mainstay of my electronic research tools.
www.bahai-education.org /ocean   (1177 words)

 ocean -> The World Ocean on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
An ocean of complexity ; Our view: Oceans would be better managed by taking into account the relationship among species, their environment and the impact of human activity.
Ocean Freight Intermediaries: An Analysis of Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC's) and Maritime Reform.
Pacific Ocean coast at Isla Negra during a storm.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/ocean_TheWorldOcean.asp   (1040 words)

 Marine - Celebrate World Ocean Day: June 8, 2005 - Ocean Photos, Ocean Essay - World's Oceans Day
New global efforts by scientists and government officials are bringing attention to the value of the world's oceans, the services they provide and the need for ecosystem-based management to address these threats.
Think about what the ocean means to you and what it has to offer all of us; envision how you would like it to be, now and in the time of your great grandchildren.
Whether you live inland or on the coast we are all connected to the ocean; take the time to organize or participate in activities that celebrate the ocean.
nature.org /initiatives/marine/about/art15524.html   (748 words)

 Sea Life gifts and Ocean World collectibles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The ocean world of fish, dolphin, whale, walrus, sea otter, sea turtle, manatee and more.
"Ocean World" begins with astonishing views of a gigantic blue whale and dolphins to the pitch-fl environs of deep sea predators rarely glimpsed by humans.
Virtually an encyclopedia of the undersea world, this magnificent and comprehensive volume covers all aspects of life in the oceans.
www.the-animal-shop.com /sea/sea-life.shtml   (336 words)

 Oceans Alive! | The Water Planet
The ocean wraps the globe and is divided into four major regions: the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
These oceans, although distinct in some ways, are all interconnected; the same water is circulated throughout them all.
Seventy-one percent of the Earth's surface is ocean.
www.mos.org /oceans/planet   (257 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Southern Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 delimited a fifth world ocean - the Southern Ocean - from the southern portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean.
The Southern Ocean extends from the coast of Antarctica north to 60 degrees south latitude, which coincides with the Antarctic Treaty Limit.
The Southern Ocean is now the fourth largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean, but larger than the Arctic Ocean).
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/oo.html   (413 words)

 Education World ® - Lesson Planning: Celebrate the Year of the Ocean
oceans represent a significant source of food, energy, minerals, and usage with significant economic potential.
The purpose of adopting the resolution was to recognize the importance of Earth's oceans and their resources and to educate and encourage governments and individuals to accept responsibility for sustaining them.
On a world map, find and mark with an X the locations of the 20 largest bodies of water on the list in the previous activity.
www.education-world.com /a_lesson/lesson060.shtml   (1441 words)

 Our World -- Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean).
The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south.
The Pacific Ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch.
www.charitytradingpost.com /ourworld/geos/zn.html   (409 words)

 Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006
On the evening of 18 August, Ericsson Racing Team's Volvo Ocean 70 was baptised by her godmother, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a spectacular christening ceremony in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Volvo Ocean Race is pleased to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.
The Volvo Ocean Race is braced for the glare of Hollywood with the ground-breaking announcement today, March 21, that there will be a Pirates of the Caribbean II entry in the 2005-2006 round the world race.
www.volvooceanrace.org   (3164 words)

The ocean is a more efficient collector of solar energy then the land due to the high
deep ocean water masses, in contrast to the continuous driving force of surface winds.
The ocean, on the other hand, is heated at the surface.
www.educationalimages.com /fx150002.htm   (1074 words)

 The Ocean Project: What's New!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Ocean Project helps each year to coordinate events and activities worldwide with aquariums, zoos, museums, and the World Ocean Network, including a campaign to have the United Nations officially designate World Ocean Day as June 8 each year (sign the petition!
Host other athletic events related to the ocean, such as a swimming or sailing race, and donate the proceeds to a conservation program or organization.
Conduct outreach activities on the oceans in your local schools during that week.
www.theoceanproject.org /news/oceanday.html   (1413 words)

 WOCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) was a component of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and remains the most ambitious oceanographic experiment undertaken to-date.The aims of the programme were to establish the role of the oceans in the earth's climate and to obtain a baseline dataset against which future change could be assessed.
Sophisticated numerical ocean models were also developed to provide a framework for the interpretation of the observations and for the prediction of the future ocean state.
Among them are;- CLIVAR, a global study of the earth's climate variability and predictability, GODAE, the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment, ARGO a global array of temperature/salinity profiling floats.
www.soc.soton.ac.uk /OTHERS/woceipo/ipo.html   (287 words)

 The Energy Story - Chapter 14: Ocean Energy
The world's ocean may eventually provide us with energy to power our homes and businesses.
We can use the ocean's waves, we can use the ocean's high and low tides, or we can use temperature differences in the water.
A difference of at least 38 degrees Fahrenheit is needed between the warmer surface water and the colder deep ocean water.
www.energyquest.ca.gov /story/chapter14.html   (612 words)

 Our Ocean World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
"The way we study tsunamis in the ocean is that we use a pressure gauge to measure the weight of the water as a wave passes over, and we can do this very accurately.
Other Ocean World related and other links related to the show or of interest to our listeners.
Our Ocean World can be heard around the world.
www.ouroceanworld.com /2001/archive/2001-01/text0101a/030714.htm   (259 words)

 NGDC/WDC MGG, Boulder-Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans and Marginal Seas
A digital total sediment thickness database for the world's oceans and marginal seas is being compiled by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).
The distribution of sediments in the oceans is controlled by five primary factors:
The digitization of the Pacific was performed by Greg Cole of Los Alamos National Laboratory, and for the Indian Ocean by Carol Stein of Northwestern University, the South Atlantic and Southern Ocean by Dennis Hayes of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
www.ngdc.noaa.gov /mgg/sedthick/sedthick.html   (504 words)

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