Oceanography (compound of the Greek words ὠκεανός meaning "ocean" and γράφω meaning "write"), also known as oceanology and marine science, is the branch of Earth science that studies the ocean. It covers a wide range of topics, including marine organisms and ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries. These diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers blend to further knowledge of the world ocean and understanding of processes within: astronomy, biology, chemistry, climatology, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology and physics.
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geschildert von Adolph Eduard Grube; Besitzer: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek -- Austr. 1862
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Theoretical developments in ocean circulation theory / Joseph Pedlosky. - Venezia : Istituto veneto di scienze lettere ed arti, 1991. - 124 p. ; 24 cm. - (Environmental dynamics series ; 1)
The general circulation of the oceans / edited by Paola Malanotte Rizzoli. - Venezia : Istituto veneto di scienze lettere ed arti, 1994. - 366 p. ; 24 cm