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Marine Protected Areas - Tools for Sustaining Ocean Ecosystems
   The present volume was prepared by the team of recognized specialists in the field of marine science with the ultimate intention to provide readers with the review of the state of possessed knowledge of the marine reserves as well as protected areas plus evaluation of their utility with the purpose of conservation and promotion of the biological diversity, improvement of the fishery management, and protection of sea habitants. The publication has been arranged in nine separate chapter, the first one being purely introductory. The second chapter of the book provides the conservation goals, while the following one explains the basic principles of the conventional management as applied to the marine fisheries. The fourth and fifth chapters deal with the societal values of the marine reserves/marine protected areas, and provide modeling as well as empirical studies of the marine reserves. Remaining chapters of the volume address the design, monitoring, modeling and research matters, give some brief historical background and information on the evaluation of MPAs, standing for the marine protected areas, in the US. The last chapter of the book contains the recommendations to the readers, and conclusions. The list of acronyms is there at the end of the volume, together with the glossary of terms, biographies of the committee members, and other valuable supplementary info.

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Marine Biotechnology in the Twenty-First Century
   As it is quite clear from the title of this volume, it is dedicated to the problems, promise and products of marine biotechnology in the 21st century. In the content of the present publication the team of authors who compiled it, has integrated and summarized the relevant information that and been obtained in the course of two workshop. Subject information has served as a basis for provision of the recommendations related to the promising areas of research to be conducted in marine biotechnology. The biomedical applications have been emphasized within this book and numerous important topics related to the discovery and development of the drugs have been included. In addition to that, the content of the publication is covering such the important aspects as proteomic and genomic applications, bioengineering, biomaterials, associated public policy and relationships etc. The review of the present report has been conducted by the recognized experts chosen for their professional technical expertise and perspectives, following the procedures established by the Report Review Committee of NRC, and its purpose is to provide all interested parties with the critically valuable comments. The amount of the information chosen for inclusion into this collection will make this book very useful and interesting for all people involved in marine science. 

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The Dynamic Method in Oceanography
   More than a century ago, B. Helland-Nanses and I. Snadstrom and proposed a method of computing the ocean currents on the basis of the water density distribution. Later, this method became known as the dynamic method for computing elements of the ocean currents, or hydrological data analysis method. This is the indirect method and fully bases on the theoretical assumption that the coriolis force and horizontal pressure gradient are in equilibrium in the steady state below the mixed layer of the ocean surface. The velocities of the current are calculated by means of the dynamic method. The present volume is the author's attempt to properly justify the method referred to above, theoretically and also to shed some light on the nature of currents calculated/computed using this method. It also examines the importance of the depth of reference surface and the accuracy of the computations. In addition, the book contains the descriptions of the structure of the gradient component of a wind-driven current velocity. However, the author of the title does not attempt to provide a thorough treatise on the method in question, but is rather trying to analyze some of the important aspects of the theoretical principles of the dynamic method together with the possible practical applications, using the ocean currents theory. 

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Marine Acoustics - Direct and Inverse Problems
   The publication was released to present the ongoing trends in the scientific researches related to the underwater acoustic wave inverse/direct problems. We consider the "ocean-seabed" system an acoustic wave guide, and in fact this volume is the only one treating the inverse problems. The authors of the title treat the acoustic wave propagation for different seabed types and consider the direct/inverse problems in realistic environments of the ocean. They have emphasized the computation of the Green's functions and have added some completely new material relating to the poro-elastic and elastic types of seabed. They have also addressed numerous areas of the practical interest mainly relating to the underwater acoustic imaging, covering the ecological cleanup and surveys, means of protection of the open-water harbours, proper maintenance of the offshore oil-and-gas enterprises, together with other relevant and important areas of concern. It shall be treated as an excellent math treatise. The book will be very useful because of the information contained - note that the waveguide inversion problems are not actually addressed in too many reference books and this book is also intended to fill the gap in the information with this regard, with particular attention paid by the authors to the forward scattering problem.

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Chemistry in the Marine Environment
   Since the world ocean covers more than seventy percent of the planet's surface and has the average depth of  almost four kilometers, it should not be too surprising that the exchanges occurring there between the atmosphere and the ocean exert quite significant influences on the climate of Earth. The great variety within the ocean's expanses shall also be taken into account, including large differences in temperatures and huge biological diversity that is brought about by chemical diversity in the same environment. The present publication has been compiled by a group of internationally recognized and experienced professionals in the field of marine chemistry, with the intention to offer readers a very authoritative and truly multi-disciplinary technical review of the subject topic. The content of the title also includes a thorough review of the existing challenges and opportunities connected with the development of the pharmaceutical from the sea water, together with the examination of pollution and contamination of the marine environment - this is actually considered one of the most serious threats. The book shall be used worldwide and will be of great use to both students and professionals, engaging their further interest and close attention to the topics addressed within the publication. It is really an essential reading for them due to the expert and concise review provided.

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Wave Energy Conversion
   The energy of ocean waves and of the renewable energy resources provides quite small but still significant proportion of the future energy needs without adding to global warming and also pollution of the environment. The present concise and very practical reference book prepared by John Brook describes several alternative methods of application, and also sheds the light on the technical concepts standing behind the conversion of the waves energy; the author has also investigated the wave power activities all around the world. The volume presents the exploration of the potential of the energy that can be obtained from the ocean waves - historically, this source of energy is well known for its great destructive power and strength. However, as you will see from this book, this source of energy can and shall be converted into useful work. Of course, some of the methods of conversion are still under development but there is some significant progress and subject systems will most probably be introduced soon. The issue is that the cost of energy obtained using these methods, remains relatively high; however, they are expected to come down quite considerably, bearing in mind that the experience is growing. It is anticipated that this type of energy eventually replace or at least supplement significant portion of conventionally generated energy...

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Marine Science - The People Behind The Science
   The world ocean covers more than seventy percent of the Earth's surface, so-called "the blue planet". More than ninety percent of the living space of the Earth is accumulated in the ocean waters and until half-billion years back, literally all forms of life existed there. The global health of our planet together with all its inhabitants seriously depends on the water cycling and nutrients and minerals carried by the water. The oceans of the world have always influenced the weather and climate patterns. The relationship between the sea and the human began in ancient times when lack of technology significantly limited people's ability to explore the ocean waters. There are many economically valuable resources that are acquired from the seas, and the scientists in the field of marine science and oceanography have also revealed the insight into the very origin of life to study the reproduction and development of the organisms and various geological processes. The term "marine biology" covers numerous sciences all relating to the sea, for example marine biology and oceanography, marine chemistry and others. The present title tells the readers about the prominent people who made the marine science, from Sir C. Wyville Thomson to Robert D. Ballard. In addition to the chapters dedicated to these people, there is also a glossary of terms.

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The Science of Ocean Waves
   This book written by famous scientist and professional astronomer J. B. Zirker is dedicated to the ocean waves, including tsunamis, stormy ocean waves and ripples, and the book is aimed at any interested persons including surfers and ocean scientists. The book is very hard to put down. It presents a very fascinating reading for them and is considered a great one for the oceanography classes, especially at undergraduate level. The author has provided an up-to-date and quite comprehensive account of the matters whose complexity is commonly very hardly appreciated by non-professionals in the field and non-scientists. The deep insights, comprehensive narratives and historic perspectives included to the publication do not contain any single equation and presence of graphics has been kept to a minimum, making the volume very reader-friendly and being the reason why the title has been recognized as a very remarkable achievement. We would say that this book may already be used as a standard textbook for the ocean as well as weather forecasters, scientists, plus climate modelers and students. The author has applied a very fresh look to the ocean waves and also provided the theory with numerous illustrations to make the content more accessible for everyone.

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Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter

   Today, we know that there is an incresingly high interest in the DOM, standing for the dissolved organic matter, and the reason is mostly because DOM plays one of the critically important roles in both global and oceanic cycling of carbon, which directly impacts weather. The primary goal of professionals in the fields of oceanography and marine biogeochemistry over the past decades was to properly understand all underlying processes of occurring during the transformations of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and other major chemical elements in the ocean waters. The publication is arranged in sixteen chapters containing nearly two hundred informative figures and data tables, valuable reports on the major technological advances in the subject area, made by a group of experienced and world recognized pros in oceanography. Moreover, in it focusing on the major role that DOM plays in elemental cycling, and this is actually the area with a great informational demand. Denniss Hansell and Craig Carlson did a remarkably good job in covering, in a single volume, literally all important aspects of the biogeochemistry of marine DOM and also providing a truly comprehensive review and introducing all important key issues, that made the present title maybe the best and definitely most up-to-date of those available today.

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Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences

   The really multi-disciplinary nature of the marine science has been reflected in this volume. The book contains nearly two thousand of keywords listed in alphabetical orders and supplemented with the colorful and informative illustrations included with the intention to provide the students and teachers, as well as scientists with a time-saving and very helpful aid to be used in the course of studying the specific literature. It also provides all interested parties with the brief yet comprehensive technical explanations of the basic concepts, fundamental terminology and established methods and this all makes the book even more valuable to the readers than just a pure dictionary. It is relatively small but truly wonderful book and maybe the only one of its size, completely covering such a wide topic area. The content of the book reflects an excellent job done by the team of authors. Many terms in the book has been cross-referenced and such approach provides even better understanding of the terminology. In short, we guarantee that the present encyclopedia will be very useful to any person with the interest in marine science as they will get a thorough and proper understanding of the most important aspects of marine environment, such as the exploration and exploitation, management and other aspects.

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The Ecology of Seashores

   As it is clear from the title, the book is dedicated to the ecology of the sea shores. It has been specifically designed to be used by the students at graduate students as well as the students at upper-graduate level plus the professionals who are engaged in the management and research  related to the coastal zones. The content of the book has been arranged in seven parts; the first part provides readers with some introduction to the ecology of the sea shores, and it also sets the scene for the remaining chapters of the publication. The second chapter of the book is dealing with the zonation patterns and the basic causes, together with the key components of the marine fauna, special habitats and other relevant matters. The following chapter is covering the physicochemical environment and general biota. Then, there are two large sections of the volume dealing with the microbial ecology, detritus and nutrient cycles in the eco-systems in question. The remaining parts of the title address the existing ecological niches , maintenance/establishment of various zonation patterns, predation, disturbance and other factors determining the distribution and diversity, plus production of consumers, energy flow and flood webs, examples of the models of ecosystems, new network analysis techniques, comparison of the ecosystems etc.

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Condition and Health Indicators of the Exploited Marine Fishes

   This very informative and useful textbook is intended to outline and discuss the most important details of the fundamental principles and established methods that are considered central to any of the studies related to the fish condition. The publication will describe all potential capacities of the indicators in question, and provide numerous live examples illustrating the use of the subject condition indicators to solving various practical problems directly relating to the fish ecology and associated researches. The authors of the present volume, Josep Lloret, Malcolm Love and Georgiy Shulman, have focused on populations of the wild fish, and the book will duly complement the constantly increasing number of works that contribute to show how exactly the studies related to fish condition are important to reveal the underlying problems in the field of marine aquaculture, fish diseases, various effects caused by the marine pollution, and significance of fish in medicine as well as in human nutrition. The book also provides readers with a comprehensive info assisting the students as well as pros and researchers who are working in marine biology and other relevant fields. 

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Marine Ecology in a Changing World

   We are all aware of the fact that the world is changing quite rapidly and in past decades the technological progress in the fields of communication, robotics and others has been very impressive, and this all also improved our ability to explore the ocean and get the correct and reliable info about its ecology. This volume opens with a brief yet comprehensive overview of the basics of marine ecology, including the water quality, stability of the ecosystems, and biological diversity. The other chapters of the publication have been arranged as per the major bio-orders, starting from the primary producers to mammals, and up to the primary consumers, fisheries and sea weeds. The information contained in this book will definitely provide students, professionals, scientists and researchers with the excellent broad view and cutting-edge data relating to the marine life facing deviations from the fundamentals of the theory. The first chapter introduces readers to the general aspects of the oceanography, the second chapter is dealing with the coastal marine biological diversity, while the following chapters address the effects of ocean-climate changes, summarize both observed and potential responses to the populations of the zooplankton to the changes in climate, describe the berthing organisms, history of marine mammals, basic concepts of the ecology of the seaweeds etc.

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Numerical Modelling of Marine Hydrodynamics - Applications to Dynamic Physical Processes

   This book has been prepared by Hans-Gerhard Ramming aiming to cover all applications of the numerical modeling to various dynamic processes, as it is stated in the title. The information included by the author into this volume will definitely be found useful by all persons involved in various fields of marine science, oceanography and hydroengineering. The publication has been divided in eight major chapters. The first chapter is mainly dedicated to the general differential equations of hydrodynamics - the system of such equations is formed by four of them, three of them are corresponding to the velocity and one to the pressure... Three chapters that follow are describing the steady motion, covering both numerical methods and providing some oceanographical examples, as well as ones for unsteady motion. The numerical treatment of tides has been addressed in the separate chapter, together with the various models of tidal rivers and shallow coastal waters. The author has also paid particular attention to the application of the transport equations and periodic motion. The list of relevant figures is there at the end of the book. As it can be seen, the publication covers literally all important topics and can therefore be recommended to all people involved in marine hydrodynamics.

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Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle

   The book provides readers with a good insight into the fundamental processes that regulate the marine carbon cycle. The content of the volume is offering a required background in chemical oceanography; in addition to that, it provides readers with the clear description of the way chemical elements contained in  sea water and sediments are actually used as tracers of various processes occurring in the oceans - and these processes are biological, geological, physical and chemical. The chapters of the book are covering the basics of thermodynamics, carbonate chemistry, they provide the explanation of the influence of life on the chemistry of the ocean and how exactly it evolved in the past. There are some topics in the book that contain essential information for understanding the idea of the carbon cycle, including such important aspects as exchange of gas within the air-sea system, organic geo-chemistry, reaction kinetics, diffusion, and so many of other relevant matters. The title will be really ideal to serve as a textbook for all students in geo-chemistry, oceanography, marine science, environmental science and any other fields. It will also be useful for the professionals and scientists in the field and actually to any persons involved in the relevant researches. 

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Descriptive physical oceanography
   The current release of the work by Lynne Talley was published to provide some introduction to this subject for graduate/undergraduate-level students. The emphasis has been made by the author one the large scale oceanography, mainly in observations; the content of this volume also includes several topics brought from wave oceanography and also coastal oceanography. The list of topics covered within this title includes seawater properties, salt and heat budgets, applied instruments, various methods of data analysis, introductory dynamics, variability of the climate as applied to each ocean and global ocean in general, plus brief general introductions to the coastal oceanography, waves and physical setting. The body of the document has been expanded to include the descriptions of the ocean basin and to emphasize the dynamical context, several completely new chapters have been added dealing with the ocean dynamics and circulation. Moreover, this revised edition of the title contains additional supplemental changes and numerous useful practical exercises included to analyze a global ocean data by means of the Java Ocean Atlas. Definitely recommended title for all professionals/enthusiasts of marine science and oceanography.

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Wave Mechanics for Ocean Engineering
   Today, we so glad to offer you a very useful and interesting monograph, the author of which is dealing with quite broad range of various subjects that all directly related to the basics mechanics of the sea waves. Paolo Coccotti, the author of this volume, has highlighted the results obtained during the recent theoretical researches of random waves generated by the wind. The fresh-look approach to the established and proven theoretical concepts was applied by the author. The publication provides readers with numerous worked real-life examples for the design of various coastal and offshore marine structures. Another subject addressed within this publication is quasi-deterministic mechanics together with the loads commonly exerted by the 3D wave groups on offshore structures. This work would be primarily aimed to the graduate students and also professionals, scientists and researchers in the field of ocean engineering, However, the manner in which the content has been presented and arranged within this volume, has made it suitable even for the undergraduates. Some of the relatively complex theoretical concepts have been clearly explained plus duly supplemented with several informative live examples and case studies for easier and proper understanding. The title is covering statistical/deterministic topics relating to the mechanics of the waves...

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Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences
   Thienice and interesting publication offered here, was compiled by an excellent team made of truly recognized industry experts working in the field of marine science and has actually been dedicated to the submarine mass movements considered critically important part of the turbidity. The opening section of the volume explains the basic nature of the submarine mass movements including the triggers and also mechanics, plus major geo-technical properties - among the issues that have been covered within present section there are advanced dynamic testing of the soil, self-organizing maps, submarine slope failure, mass wasting dynamics, micaceous sand, drag forces acting on the suspended pipelines and lines laid on the sea floor, subaqueous deposits, control of the slope destabilization, shear rupture propagation etc. The second section is mainly focusing on the analysis of the several real-life case studies plus the assessment of hazards involved - it covers such topics as the mass-transport deposit, submarine mass transport, sediment redistribution and mass wasting in particular geographic areas, risk analysis conducted for the submarine mudslides induced by hurricane-wave effect, gas-generated pore pressure, slope instability, morphodynamic instability and numerous specific topics that would otherwise be very difficult to find in any other publication.

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Breaking and Dissipation of Ocean Surface Waves

   The ocean waves generated by the wind are considered one of the most prominent features of the ocean surface. We know that the ocean covers a huge part of our planet, and the ocean waves cover all oceans. In fact, the wind-generated ocean surface wind is maybe the only object in the science of oceanography which does not require any general introduction. The present publication prepared by Alexander Babanin, is outlining the current situation in the research related to the wave breaking and is also presenting the most important outstanding problems of today. The influence of the effects of non-breaking dissipation on the atmospheric boundary level have also been covered in the book, together with the extreme weather conditions and upper-ocean mixing. As a result, we can consider this book to be a very valuable source of information aimed at any person with the interest in the topic, including engineers and forecasters, modelers and researchers, scientists and students in the fields of ocean engineering, oceanography and meteorology. Among the topics covered within this book there are detection of wave breaking and its measurements, probability and severity of the wave-breaking, energy dissipation, analytical theories, and so many other important topics.

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Marine Ecological Geography - Theory and Experience

   This interesting and rare monograph has been written by the recognized professional and experienced oceanologist; it was released with the sole intention to provide the today's industry with the correct results of the developments, as well as practical solutions worked out by the author in the course of formulating the major principles of ecological geography of the sea. The first chapter of this monograph states the key methodological principles of visualization of ecological data for the dissemination between the users; this would result in the development of the geo-and-eco model of the sea basin. The second chapter of the document considers both ecological and geographic sides of math modeling f the marine eco-systems, together with the key features and capabilities of some relevant models. The other six chapters of the monograph have been dedicated to the history of formation of the hydrological structure, summer suffocation causes, potential impact the sea fish farms, self-purification from the pollution caused by oil spills, consequence of the various economic activities, etc. The theoretical part of the book has been supplemented with numerous very informative examples illustrating it. The closing chapter of the monograph sheds some light on the major world problems associated with the exploitation of the marine resources.

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Modelling of Marine Systems

   The main content of this useful and interesting title dedicated to the modeling of marine systems has actually been emerged from the proceedings of one of the international conferences on this subject, arranged by the science committee of NATO within the formal framework of their efforts in promoting the progress of marine science by means of the international cooperation. The decision to compile and release this book was made straight after subject conference had completed. The ultimate intention of this volume is not actually the reproduction of the informal volume of the conference, but rather the development and further introduction of the valuable and useful guidelines to the theoretical and experimental work, i.e. the professional survey, via the specially commissioned documents, of the present situation in modeling of these systems. The documents contributing to the subject survey, are in fact based on the relevant publications. The final aim of the book is to duly assemble the different elements of a very first manual on modeling the marine systems. The book is arranged in two halves, first focusing on the technical concepts and applicable techniques of the modeling, and the second dealing with the state-of-the art of marine systems modeling, covering all technical aspects involved.

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The Open Sea - The World of Plankton

   The book opens with the introductory chapter providing some general information, followed by the chapters that have been dedicated to the movement of the sea water and plants forming the plankton. Then there are several chapters dealing with the seasons at sea, various animals of the plankton etc. Separate chapters have been included addressing the vertical migration, marine life in the sea depths, photophores, fisheries and other aspects. Numerous plates are there at the end of the title, including both black-and-white and color, accompanied by the comprehensive glossary of terms that have been used throughout the document. The author, A. Hardy, has expressed his wish to draw the careful attention of the readers of this volume, especially of non-professionals and non-scientists, to the glossary, because of the simple, concise and easily understandable explanations of the specific terminology that the author had to use. Talking about the zoologists, the author would like to emphasize that the book will be very useful due to the amount of the information that is very difficult to find in other publications. That is the reason why this volume is so popular among the people involved in the field of marine science and we recommend it to everyone.

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Biology of European Sea Bass

   The present interesting, useful and practical publication which is hereby offered to you is presenting the high-quality professional up-to-date reviews topics that are directly relating to the matters of the biology of the seabass; all subject information was compiled by one of the world-recognized and truly leading experts having a truly extensive brilliant knowledge of the seabass. The present volume will be covering the issues of ecology/biology of the different sea basses and recent findings in the field of physiology, biology together with the behavior of this species. The main content of this document has been arranged in two major section. The first section addresses the general ecology and biology, dealing with these important aspects as bio-clock and dualism, and distribution of Dicentrarchus labrax. The second half of the title has been mostly dedicated to the behavior, pathology, and physiology matters, and covers the melatonin rhythms, foraging behavior, pathology itself, responses to stressors, regulation of the food intake, dietary/nutrition selection, neuroanatomical approach, larval culture plus other associated topics. What we would for sure say is that this book is highly recommended to all persons with serious interest in the marine biology, because of the amount and quality of the information contained.​

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An Introduction to the Chemistry of the Sea

   The offered release of the world popular book by Michael Pilson dedicated to the marine chemistry, has been seriously expanded to be fully updated with all recent developments and is now providing readers with the easily accessible introductory information that is directly related to the chemistry of the sea. The author of the volume has highlighted the geochemical interactions that exist there between ocean, land, climate and atmosphere, enabling readers to duly appreciate the link between different systems and processes, elucidating the variations in the chemical environment of the ocean, ranging from deep to surface waters. The content of the volume has been presented in a very clear and engaging manner, providing all students in marine chemistry/oceanography with the basic tools commonly required for better understanding of the ocean chemistry. The appendices that supplement the main body of the book are presenting some additional info on the properties of the sea water, key constants and equations used during the calculations related to the oceanographic processes. The popular problems have been addressed there at the end-chapters plus summaries allowing the easier review of the material; in addition to the above, there is a very good glossary of terms that are used and list of supporting internet resources.

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Sea-Level Science

   The correct understanding of the basic processes occurring at the sea-level, is really a key to the effective planning of the coastal defense arrangements. Such process would commonly include storm surges and ocean tides, rises plus all other processes that are usually caused by the climate changes. The content of the present work mainly bases on the valuable technical materials contained there in the recognized scientific publications and researches dedicated to this subject, that were significantly expanded and incorporating all important technological advances in the relevant areas, for example the tsunami science, satellite altimetry, and analysis of the extreme sea-levels. The duet of authors of the work, Philip Woodworth and David Pugh, have made an attempt to compile a discussion of how the measurement and survey techniques complement others in the course of providing the reliable forecasts of the forthcoming changes. This book may be treated as one of maybe the most exciting and authoritative volumes considered quite essential for the students, scientists and researchers in various fields; these fields would include marine engineering and marine biology/geology, climatology plus oceanography, as well as any other relevant disciplines. This interesting volume will also be of great use to persons who are involved in making key decisions plus coastal engineers.

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