Transport Processes in Lakes and Oceans
The researchers studying transport processes in lakes and oceans include physical, chemical and biological oceanographers, geologists, meteorologists, environmentalists and civil, chemical and mechanical engineers. These comprise an exceedingly varied group of disciplines, having the distinct advantage that problems can be approached from a wide range of viewpoints. However, it can also lead to serious disadvantages, with probably the most serious and wasteful being that, due to a number of factors, a researcher might not take advantage of previous work accomplished in a disciplinary field other than that of his own interest. Some of these factors are, of course, the different training researchers may have had and the approaches to research in the various disciplines. Equally important is the fact that the findings of each discipline are usually published in the specialty journals of the particular discipline and, in general, may not be read by workers in another discipline. Findings from research may likewise, not be presented in terms readily understood by researchers in another discipline.
KeywordsTransport Process Sediment Transport Continental Shelf Solid Material Planktonic Foraminifera
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