Investigating Oceanography 13 9780078022913
Investigating Oceanography

Investigating Oceanography

Grade Levels: 13
By Keith Sverdrup and Raphael Kudela
Copyright: 2014
Publication Date: January 16, 2013
MHID: 0078022916
ISBN 13: 9780078022913

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New Features

Striking Photos and Illustrations

This first edition contains over 600 photos and Illustrations, all carefully designed and selected to compliment and reinforce the text while engaging your students. This extensive art program is available for download in addition to an interactive ebook where instructors can quickly access images for presentations.

In-Depth Essays Written by Scientists and Educators

We have invited outstanding scientists and educators to write guest essays in their fields of specialization. We call these Diving In essays and they are found throughout the book. Diving In essays engage students in a deeper study of intriguing topics and also encourage them to explore in greater detail other topics of particular interest to them.

Oceanography From Space Section

Because so much of modern oceanographic research relies on remote sensing satellite data, we have also prepared a special center spread on the use of satellites in oceanography. Today’s students rely daily on satellite data for weather forecasts, the global positioning satellite system, and communications satellites to let us talk with friends and colleagues around the globe.

Investigating Oceanography offers numerous aids to engage students and help them identify and understand key concepts in ocean science.

  • Learning Outcomes Each chapter opens with learning outcomes students can use to guide their study and focus on critical concepts presented in the chapter. These outcomes specify what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do after studying the chapter.
  • Quick Review Questions Each major subsection of a chapter ends with a list of quick review questions. These help students check their identification and understanding of the major concepts and processes discussed in the subsection. These questions also challenge the students to think in greater depth about what they have learned.

  • Study Problems Students need to become comfortable with graphs, data, and comparing numbers. At the end of each chapter we provide study questions that allow students to practice and improve their quantitative skills. This gives them a deeper understanding of concepts and builds confidence in their ability to quantitatively analyze and interpret data.
  • Summary An end-of-chapter summary briefly outlines the major concepts and processes discussed in the chapter. Students can get a quick overview of the chapter by reading the summary and seeing how different ideas are linked to one another and build on each other.

Investigating Oceanography

Prologue: The History of Oceanography

1 The Water Planet

2 Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics

3 The Sea Floor and Its Sediments

4 The Physical Properties of Water

5 Seawater

6 The Atmosphere and the Oceans

7 Ocean Structure and Circulation

8 The Waves

9 The Tides

10 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries

11 The Living Ocean

12 The Plankton, Energy, and Food Webs

13 The Nekton: Swimmers of the Sea

14 The Benthos: Living on the Sea Floor

15 Environmental Issues

16 The Oceans and Climate Disruption

About the Author

Keith Sverdrup

Keith Sverdrup is a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Raphael Kudela