Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences

  • Hanneke J. G. Baretta-Bekker
  • Egbert K. Duursma
  • Bouwe R. Kuipers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A
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    Pages 1-20
  3. B
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    Pages 21-40
  4. C
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    Pages 41-84
  5. D
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    Pages 85-100
  6. E
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    Pages 101-120
  7. F
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    Pages 121-134
  8. G
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    Pages 135-146
  9. H
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    Pages 147-157
  10. I
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    Pages 158-168
  11. J
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    Pages 169-169
  12. K
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    Pages 170-173
  13. L
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    Pages 174-182
  14. M
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    Pages 183-202
  15. N
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    Pages 203-212
  16. O
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    Pages 213-223
  17. P
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    Pages 224-255
  18. Q
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    Pages 256-256
  19. R
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    Pages 257-275
  20. S
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    Pages 276-313

About this book

Introduction

Marine science today is an area of rapid expansion. Scientific activity is in­ creasing, and a growing number of scientists are involved in one or more of its disciplines. For a thorough understanding of the marine environment, for its exploration, exploitation, and management, background knowledge of more than one discipline is required. A clear need therefore exists for a concise mul­ tidisciplinary oceanographic encyclopedia. The initiative for this book was taken by the Netherlands Institute of Sea Research, NIOZ, Texel, a multidisciplinary institute, founded in 1876. The second edition of this Encyclopedia contains some 1980 entries, 210 of which in (bio)chemistry, 330 in (bio)physics, 350 in geology, and 970 in biolo­ gy, while the remaining 120 are general terms, with 60 on oceanographic expe­ ditions. Concepts, terminology, and methods of the various disciplines are briefly explained and, especially in the description of marine processes, the book tries to be more than a glossary or a dictionary. It attempts to provide a succinct overview of the major topics in marine science. Students, teachers and scientists as well as interested laymen may use it to find an explanation of oceanographic terms outside their own fields. The manuscript of the first edi­ tion was read by a variety of potential users, whose comments have been used to improve and clarify the descriptions. The second edition has benefited from the comments by several reviewers.

Keywords

Marine Geology Marine chemistry Marine systems Meeresbiologie Meereschemie Meereseologie Meeresgeologie Meeresphysik Ocean Oceanography Ozeanographie Ozeanohgraphie Umweltgeologie biology marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanneke J. G. Baretta-Bekker
    • 1
  • Egbert K. Duursma
    • 2
  • Bouwe R. Kuipers
    • 3
  1. 1.Joint department of VKI Institute for the Water Environment and the Danish Hydraulic InstituteEcological Modelling CentreHørsholmDenmark
  2. 2.Res. les MargueritesLa TurbieFrance
  3. 3.NIOZ, Netherlands Institute for Sea ResearchDen Burg, TexelThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-58831-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62675-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58831-0
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