Corpus ID: 129389136

Introduction to Ocean Sciences

  title={Introduction to Ocean Sciences},
  author={Douglas A. Segar},
  • D. Segar
  • Published 29 August 1997
  • Environmental Science
History and importance of ocean studies studying the oceans evolution of the ocean floor the evidence for plate tectonics water and seawater ocean sediments ocean-atmospheric interactions ocean circulation waves tides coasts foundations of life in the oceans coastal oceans and estuaries marine ecology ocean ecosystems ocean uses and pollution critical concept - toxicity. 
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