Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, Third Edition is a comprehensive, major reference work covering all aspects of the ocean sciences. This new edition builds on the prior editions through a comprehensive updating of previous articles and commissioning of new chapters. New and expanded sections in this third edition cover fields that have seen significant progress since 2009, namely microbial ecology, high latitude systems and the cryosphere, climate and climate change, hydrothermal and cold seep systems. In addition, a number of chapters have been reviewed and updated as part of the Reference Module on Earth Systems and Environmental Science. E-i-C Kirk Cochran is also Section Editor for the Oceanography section of the Reference Module, which ensures synergy between the two projects.
- Represents a one-stop information resource on the breadth of ocean science research
- Provides scientifically reliable information at a foundational level, making this work a resource for students as well as active researches
- Features an online version with interactive maps, helping readers deepen their understanding of specific topics
Sections: Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction Benthos Birds Circulation Climate and Climate Change Convection Currents Ecosystems and Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics (food webs) Elemental Distribution EnergyResources Fish Biology Fisheries and Mariculture Geophysics High Latitude Systems and Cryosphere Hydrothermal Systems Instruments Land-Sea Interactions Marine Mammals Marine Pollution Models Nutrient Cycling Ocean Circulation Ocean Currents Ocean Process Tracers Paleo-oceanography Platforms Policy Pollutants Primary Production Ridges and Hydrothermal Systems Satellite Remote Sensing Sediments (grouped under Sediment Flux and Deep-Sea Sediments) Turbulence and Diffusion Upper Ocean Processes Waves