The Present and Future

  • Peter G. Brewer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Small-and Local-Scale Oceanography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. Richard Harbison
      Pages 17-33
    3. J. Stewart Turner
      Pages 35-55
    4. Frank G. Carey
      Pages 57-68
    5. Christopher Garrett
      Pages 69-86
    6. Orrin H. Pilkey
      Pages 87-100
  3. Regional-Scale Oceanography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. J. Walter Munk
      Pages 109-126
    3. James J. Childress
      Pages 127-135
    4. H. Thomas Rossby
      Pages 137-161
    5. Hugh D. Livingston, William J. Jenkins
      Pages 163-191
    6. Peter A. Larkin
      Pages 193-204
  4. Global-Scale Oceanography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Heinrich D. Holland
      Pages 219-229
    3. Pearn P. Niiler
      Pages 231-254
    4. John A. Whitehead Jr.
      Pages 255-281
  5. The Human Scale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Bert Bolin
      Pages 305-326
    3. Hillel Gordin
      Pages 347-361
    4. John H. Steele
      Pages 377-380
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-392

About these proceedings


Oceanography: The Present and Future is the proceedings of a sym­ posium held at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on September 29-0ctober 2, 1980 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Institution. The symposium was immediately preceded by the Third International Congress on the History of Oceanography, also held at Woods Hole, and the proceedings of that Congress, Oceanography: The Past, also published by Springer-Verlag, forms a companion volume to this book. The editorial responsibilities were handled by Ms. Kate Eldred, who worked extraordinarily hard on this volume, while the scientific editing was performed by Dr. Peter G. Brewer. The organizing committee of scientists charged with responsibility for the symposium was: Dr. Peter G. Brewer, chemistry; Dr. Arthur E. Maxwell, geology and geophysics; Dr. Robert W. Morse, marine policy; Dr. David A. Ross, marine policy and marine geology; Dr. Peter B. Rhines, physical oceanography; Dr. John A. Teal, marine biology; and Dr. Robert Spindel, ocean engineering. They were faced at the outset with the problem that science proceeds with intense effort and competition within a disciplinary peer group but that, particularly in ocean science, the results of this work often have com­ pletely unforseen and important consequences in a totally unrelated area.


Future Ocean Oceanography Ozeanologie marine marine geology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Brewer
    • 1
  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

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