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Topics in the Encyclopedia of Oceanography


This is a list of the major topic headings in The Encyclopedia of Oceanography, Rhodes W. Fairbridge, ed., Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1966. This compendium leans towards geological oceanography and descriptive physical oceanography, with only a few broad sections dealing with dynamical processes.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


A

abyssal cones, fans
abyssal fauna
abyssal hills
abyssal plains
abyssal sediment (thickness)
abyssal zone
acoustics (underwater)
advection
Agulhas Current
Aleutian Current
alkalinity (of seawater)
amphidromic point, region
Amundsen Sea
Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea:  geophysics of
angular momentum, angular velocity
Antarctic Convergence
Antarctic pelagic sediments:  geochemistry
aqualungs
Arabian Sea
Arafura Sea
archipelagic aprons
Arctic Ocean
aseismic ridges
Atlantic Ocean
atmospheric ocean interactions
austausch, exchange coefficient

B

Baffin Bay
Bali Sea
Baltic Sea
Banda Sea
Barents Sea and White Sea
bathyal zone
bathymetry
Bay of Bengal
Bay of Fundy
Beaufort Sea
Bellingshausen Sea
Benguela Current
benthonic zonation
benthos, marine
Bering Sea
Bernoulli's Theorem
biochemical productivity
biomass
Bismarck Sea
Black Sea
Brazil Current
Burma Sea
Buru Sea

C

calcium carbonate compensation depth
California Current
Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Baffin Bay
Canaries Current
capillarity, capillary wave
carbon cycle (organic) in the oceans
carbon dioxide cycle in the sea and atmosphere
Caribbean Current
Caribbean Sea--oceanography
Caribbean Sea--sediments and crust
Celebes Sea
Ceram Sea
chemical oceanography, general
Chukchi Sea
circulation
coastal currents
cold water sphere
conduction
continental borderland
continental rise
continental shelf, classification
continental slope
continental terrace
convergence and divergence
Convergence, Antarctic
Coral Sea
Coriolis force
cosmic dust
currents

D

dating
Davis Strait
deep scattering layers
deep-sea currents
deep-sea fan
deep-sea fauna
density
diffusion in the ocean
Drake Passage
drifting ice stations
dynamics of ocean currents

E

East Australian Current
East China Sea
East Siberian Sea
eddy viscosity
Ekman spiral
El Nino effect
energy budget of the earth's surface
English Channel
equation of motion
equatorial currents
exchange coefficient

F

Falkland Current
Ferrel's Law and Buys Ballot's Law
fertility of the oceans
fetch
Fiji Sea
fixed platforms
floating ice platforms
Flores Sea
Florida Bay:  A modern site of limestone formation
flow
fluid mechanics
flux density
Forel scale
fracture zones
free oscillations

G

Grand Banks and the Eastern Seaboard of Canada
gravity and geopotential
Greenland Sea
Guiana Current
Guinea Current
Gulf of California
Gulf of Carpentaria (Northern Australia)
Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of St. Lawrence
Gulf Stream
Gulf of Thailand
guyot

H

hadal
hadal zone
Halmahera Sea and Kau Bay
heat transport by ocean currents
hodograph
Hudson Bay and approaches
Humboldt Current
hydraulics
hydrodynamics
hypsographic curve

I

ice
ice transportation
icebergs
Indian Ocean
internal waves
Irish Sea and Celtic Sea
Irminger Current
Irminger Sea
isotope fractionation in the ocean

J

Japan Sea
Java Sea

K

Kara Sea
Kau Bay
Kuril Current
Kuroshio Current

L

Labrador Current
Labrador Sea
laminar flow, laminar boundary layer
Laptev Sea
littoral zone (and sedimentation facies)

M

manganese nodules (deep-sea)
marine ecology
marine geology--techniques and tools
marine microbiology
marine sediments
marine seismic profiler
mass mortality in the sea
mean sea level
mean sea level changes, long-term eustatic and other
Mediterranean area:  Quaternary history
Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea:  A Late Pleistocene sedimentary core
Melanesian Basin
meteorologic-ocean relations
microseisms
mid-oceanic ridge
mineral potential of the ocean
Molucca Sea
Monsoon Current
Mozambique Current

N

natural regions in the oceans
Navier-Stokes equations
navigation
nearshore oceanography
nekton, marine
neritic zone (and sedimentation facies)
Newtonian fluid
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
nutrients in the sea

O

ocean-atmosphere interaction (macroprocesses)
ocean-atmosphere interaction (microprocesses)
ocean bottom currents
ocean bottom features--terminology and nomenclature
ocean bottom relief
ocean currents, introduction
ocean (primary production)
oceanic circulation
ocean current and wave recording--instrumentation
oceanic rise
oceanographic ships, past and present
oceanography surveys
oceanography
oceanography, nearshore
oceanography, optical
oceanography, physical
oceans:  lmits, definitions, dimensions
ocean waves
Okhotsk Sea (Sea of Okhotsk)
Oyashio Current (Kuril Current)

P

Pacific Ocean
pack ice
pelagic biogeochemistry
pelagic distribution
pelagic life
pelagic sediments
Persian Gulf
Peru (Humboldt) Current
pH and Eh of marine sediments
Philippine Sea and the waters south of Japan
phytoplankton
planktonic photosynthesis
plankton
Prandtl numbers
precision depth recorders
pressure gradient
primary production
productivity

Q

Nothing here.

R

radioactive waste in the ocean
radionuclides in oceans and sediments
radionuclides:  their applications in oceanography
radium
Rayleigh number
Red Sea
ripples
Ross Sea
Rossby number

S

Sahul Shelf
salinity in the ocean
sand flows and sand falls
Sargasso Sea
Savu Sea
scattering layer
Scotia Sea and Drake Passage
scuba as a scientific tool
sea ice
sea ice transportation
seamounts (including guyots)
sea state
seawater:  chemistry
seawater:  its history
sediment coring--unconsolidated materials
seiche
seismic reflection profiling at sea
sheet flow
Siberian Seas
slicks, ripples, and windrows (surface oceanographic phenomena)
Solomon Sea
Somali Current
sound propagatoin
sounding
South Atlantic Current
South China Sea
Southern OCean
Southwest Pacific Ocean
standing crop
static instability
storm, storminess
storm surge
streamlines and streamline analysis
subaqueous sand dunes
Subarctic Current
submarine canyons and other sea valleys
submarine cones or fans
submarine plateaus
submarine springs
submarine topography
Subpolar Convergence
Subtropical Convergence
Sulawesi (Celebes) Sea
Sulu Sea
Sunda Sea
Sunda Shelf
sunspots and sedimentation
surface tension
surf beats

T

Tasman Sea
temperature structure in the sea
thermal instability
thermocline
tides
Timor Sea
transparency
trenches and related deep sea troughs
troposphere and stratosphere in the ocean
tsunami
turbidity currents
turbulence

U

underwater photography
underwater sound
underwater television
upwelling

V

vector analysis
volcanic ridges
vortex trail
vorticity

W

warm water spheres
water masses and the core method
wave and current recordings
wave refraction
waves
waves as energy sources
wave theory
Weddell Sea
West Australian Current
West Greenland Current
White Sea
wind--principles
windrows

X

Nothing here.

Y

Yellow Sea

Z

zooplankton



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