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Sea surface studies : a global view

Author: R J N Devoy
Publisher: London ; New York : Croom Helm, ©1987.
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The oceans are vast with t,Yo-thirds of our planet being covered by a thick layer of water, the depth of which can be likened to flying above the earth's surface at an altitude of 30,000 feet (9,800  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sea surface studies.
London ; New York : Croom Helm, ©1987
(DLC) 87005401
(OCoLC)15317114
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R J N Devoy
ISBN: 9789401511469 9401511462
OCLC Number: 858950574
Description: 1 online resource (649 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction: First Principles and the Scope of Sea-surface Studies.- 1. Introduction: First Principles and the Scope of Sea-surface Studies.- One: Sea-Surface (Sea-level) Changes: What Are They?.- 2. Ocean Volume Change and the History of Sea Water.- 3. Mechanisms of Relative Sea-level Change and the Geophysical Responses to Ice-Water Loading.- 4. Glaciation and Sea Level: A Case Study.- 5. Tectonic Processes and their Impact on the Recording of Relative Sea-level Changes.- Two: The Evidence and Interpretation of Sea-Surface (Sea-level) Movements.- 6. Dating and Associated Methodological Problems in the Study of Quaternary Sea-level Changes.- 7. Global Analysis and Correlation of Sea-level Data.- Three: The State of Current Knowledge: Regional and Global Views.- 8a. Pre-Quaternary Long-Term Changes in Sea Level.- 8b. Quaternary Sea-level Changes: Northern Hemisphere Data.- 9. Quaternary Sea-level Changes: Southern Hemisphere Data.- 10. Sea-level Changes During the Holocene: The North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.- 11. Sea-level Changes During the Holocene: The Northwest Pacific.- 12. Holocene Sea-level Changes in Australasia and the Southern Pacific.- The Impact and Application of Sea-surface Changes: An Introduction to Parts Four and Five.- The Impact and Application of Sea-surface Changes: An Introduction to Parts Four and Five.- Four: The Coastline: Processes, Planning and Management.- 13. Coastal Processes: The Coastal Response to Sea-level Variation.- 14. Man's Response to Sea-level Change.- 15. The Greenhouse Effect, Rising Sea Level and Society's Response.- Five: Sea-surface (Sea-level) Changes: Some Wider Implications.- 16. Hydrocarbon Exploration and Biostratigraphy: The Application of Sea-level Studies.- 17. Placer Deposits of the Nearshore and Coastal Zones: The Role of Littoral Processes and Sea-level Changes in their Formation.- 18. Sea-surface Variations and Energy: Tidal and Wave Power.- Six: Conclusions.- 19. Sea-surface Changes: Where Do We Go From Here?.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.
Responsibility: edited by R.J.N. Devoy.

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