Coastal Upwelling Its Sediment Record

Part A: Responses of the Sedimentary Regime to Present Coastal Upwelling

  • Erwin Suess
  • Jörn Thiede

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 10B)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Erwin Suess, Jörn Thiede
      Pages 1-10
  3. Circulation Patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Robert L. Smith
      Pages 13-35
    3. Burton H. Jones, Kenneth H. Brink, Richard C. Dugdale, David W. Stuart, John C. Van Leer, Dolors Blasco et al.
      Pages 37-60
    4. Eugene D. Traganza, Vitor M. Silva, Dana M. Austin, Walter L. Hanson, Sherman H. Bronsink
      Pages 61-83
    5. Armando F. G. Fiúza
      Pages 85-98
  4. Particulate and Dissolved Constituents in the Water Column

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Theodore T. Packard, Paula C. Garfield, Louis A. Codispoti
      Pages 147-173
    3. Kathy Fischer, Jack Dymond, Chris Moser, Dave Murray, Anne Matherne
      Pages 209-224
    4. Nick Staresinic, John Farrington, Robert B. Gagosian, C. Hovey Clifford, Edward M. Hulburt
      Pages 225-240
  5. Geochemistry of Coastal Upwelling Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335

About this book

Introduction

NATO Advanced Research Institutes are designed to explore unre­ solved problems. By focusing complementary expertise from various disciplines onto one unifying theme, they approach old problems in new ways. In line with this goal of the NATO Science Committee, and with substantial support from the u.s. Office of Naval Research and the Seabed Assessment Program of the U. S. National Science Founda­ tion, such a Research Institute on the theme of Coastal Upwelling and Its Sediment Record was held september 1-4, 1981, in Vilamoura, Portugal. The theme implies a modification of uniformitarian thinking in earth science. Expectations were directed not so much towards find­ ing the key to the past as towards exploring the limits of interpret­ ing the past based on present upwelling oceanography. Coastal up­ welling and its imprint on sediments are particularly well-suited for such a scientific inquiry. The oceanic processes and conditions characteristic of upwelling are well understood and are a well­ packaged representation of ocean science that are familiar to geolo­ gists, just as the magnitude of bioproduction and sedimentation in upwelling regimes --among other biological and geological processes-­ have made oceanographers realize that the bottom has a feedback role for their models.

Keywords

Coast Sediment Sedimentation geoscience ocean oceanography production research

Editors and affiliations

  • Erwin Suess
    • 1
  • Jörn Thiede
    • 2
  1. 1.School of OceanographyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of KielKielFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6651-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-6653-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6651-9
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