Marine Science & Oceanography

29.07.2017
MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Today, marine ecosystems shall definitely be considered quite a wide topic that includes so many different processes, geographical peculiarities and different groups of various bio-organisms. The present publication is a sort of collection of topics that in fact are not directly related to the matters stated above but rather telling the readers about the research that has been already conducted by groups of professional scientists that have been working all around the world; the only common element is the search for the excellence of the authors.

This book contains eleven chapters, with the opening chapter covering the threats that are there to the ultraoligoscopic systems. This chapter is followed by the one describing the process of modelling the dynamics of the pelagic ecosystem in north-west Mediterranean area. The remaining chapters of this book address the meiofauna as an instrument to be used for the bio-monitoring of the marine system, ecophysiology and evolution of the labytinthulomycetes, limiting the impact of bottom trawling, hydrocarbon contamination, chemical interactions, marine spatial planning, proper mapping of the seabed, plus some other really important issues. A good and useful publication aimed at all people having the real interest in marine ecosystems, taking into account the amount of the material as well as the way of presenting.

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29.07.2017
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Among the key features of the present publications are the integrated and modern approach applied by the author to both active and passive underwater acoustics, numerous useful and informative examples of the lab scale models of the ocean-acoustic environments, together with the practical experiments carried out at sea, the coverage of the remote sensing of the sea floor and marine life, explanation of the high intensities, parametric sources, shock waves, cavitation, streaming and the explosive waves, coverage of the microbubbles caused by the breaking waves, dispersion, attenuation and rainfalls, inclusion of the valuable information on signal processing of the ocean sounds, various physical and biological noises, explanation of the propagation of the sound along the ray paths and caustics, presentation of the sound transmissions etc.

A very valuable volume for the people involved in oceanography. The publication has already proven to be the authoritative one and full of supplementary exercises and examples for better understanding of the theoretical part. The authors of the volume encourage the marine scientists and engineers to apply the modern and newly established methods...​

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20.07.2017
HURRICANE—GENERATED SEAS

Hurricanes are deservedly considered to be among the most serious aspects of the ocean environment, and we do know that the can potentially cause significantly disastrous events for marine systems. This work presented by the expert in the field, should be treated as a very informative and valuable source of reference for all persons directly involved in the naval, ocean and even coastal engineering field.

The author clarified the conditions of the hurricane generated seas required for the design and also proper operation of relevant marine systems and provided the necessary and data relating to the protection of both onshore and near-shore structures plus the environment during the hurricane landing. The book by Michel Ochi covers all important aspects of the subject; it has been specifically designed by the author to serve as a reference tool for the students, technical managers, scientists, researchers and designers in various areas of ocean, coastal and naval engineering.

The publication presents the technical information covering the hurricane-generated seas in different conditions and areas, including deep ocean and finite water depth of the shelf. The theoretical information has been supplemented with the practical wave data collected during the relevant researches conducted by NOAA by means of the buoys and aircrafts.

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19.07.2017
COASTAL POLLUTION — EFFECTS ON LIVING RESOURCES AND HUMANS

Here is the very latest release of the publication dedicated to the coastal pollution and providing readers with an excellent revision of the materials that were contained there in the first edition, together with the remarkably lucid expansion of its content. The current publication is still preserving the most important technical aspects of the coastal pollution and continues to enlighten the vignettes that have been already recorded there in the original release of the volume.

The main content of this title has been arranged in three separate sections, recounting several horrow real life stories based on the consequences following the coastal pollution events, surveying the potential effects the coastal pollution may have or resource species, for example on marine mammals as well as fish and shellfish; moreover, various serious effects of the coastal pollution on human beings has also been dealt with in the book.

The publication closes with the chapter containing the conclusions and offering several professional predictions for both near and distant future. The author's primary intention was actually to go far beyond the discussion in any single area, therefore he applied all his professional experience as a sort of lens providing reader with better and perfectly documented technical understanding of the impact that human has on the marine environment.​

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19.07.2017
CO2 IN SEAWATER — EQUILIBRIUM, KINETICS, ISOTOPES

This publication should serve as an essential book for those industry professionals who are planning to work with the carbon dioxide system in seawater. It is intended to serve as a valuable reference tool for both experienced people and students. Next to nitrogen, oxygen and argon, carbon dioxide is deservedly considered the most abundant gas in the atmosphere.

And, it is also one of the critically important greenhouse gases, straight next to the water vapor. Nearly all of this gas is stored in the world ocean in the form of the dissolved organic carbon. In order to properly understand the processes taking place in the marine carbon cycle, we have to possess a thorough and deep technical knowledge of the sea-water carbonate chemistry, and this would include both equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties, for example the stable isotope fractionation.

The present volume was released with the intention of its authors, D. Wolf-Gladrow an R. Zeebe, to present all interested readers with a comprehensive overview and a synthesis of the above stated subjects, and this title will be useful to everyone including enthusiasts, students and professionals in the fields of marine biology, oceanography, marine chemistry and biology, biogeochemistry and others, as all of them will find the information in this book very practical.

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19.07.2017
CHEMICAL MARINE MONITORING — POLICY FRAMEWORK AND ANALYTICAL TRENDS

This title was released to present the results of combined professional efforts by a team of the world recognized experts in marine chemistry; it forms a part of the popular "Water Quality Measurements" series. The volume is aimed for the postgraduates as well as specialists and scientists, together with the researchers directly involved in various activities in the filed of analytical chemistry. This work will definitely be found beneficial for all persons with the interest in the development of various materials and established analytical methods relating to the regulations addressing the drinking water.

The authors of this comprehensive text have arranged the main content in several sections, covering the monitoring of marine pollutants, international conventions plus associated European Union marine strategy, addressing the marine parameters to be monitored, different chemical species and trace elements, nutrients and organic micro pollutants, types of the monitoring, including methods of biological monitoring and classic chemical monitoring, quality assurance matters, including various certified reference materials to be used when performing the monitoring, important issues directly relating to the development and research activities, explanation of the role of the sediments in coastal monitoring, and also various technologies for the passive sampling. Recommended to all people interested in marine science.

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18.07.2017
ANALYSIS OF SEAWATER — A GUIDE FOR THE ANALYTICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST

The present practice-oriented publication was prepared with the specific intention to address virtually all aspects of the sea-water analysis by means of the classical plus the most advanced and recently introduced techniques. Until now, such analysis was limited to some number of major constituents. It will be of great interest to anyone dealing with the environment protection and to other workers such as river.

Authorities, oceanographers, practicing analysts, scientists and, of course, environmentalists. T. Crompton, the author of the volume, collected all methods published in the last several decades years. The main content of the work has been supplemented with almost fifty tables and same number of figures. The methods of the seawater analysis have been presented in a very logical manner making them easy to understand and perform.

The book starts with a chapter addressing the sampling and storage matters, including the devices used. The second chapter deals with determination of the anions, while the third one covers the anions in both coastal and estuary waters. Remaining chapters of the publication address the dissolved gases, cations in the sea water, cations in the coastal, bay and estuary waters, radioactive elements and organic/organometallic compounds, sample preparation, and elemental analysis.

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16.07.2017
LIQUEFACTION AROUND MARINE STRUCTURES

Looking into this volume, we have underline the main purpose of this well-written plus remarkably comprehensive publication is to describe physics of the seabed liquefaction processes taking place around marine structures, together with their implications for the pipelines and sea outfalls, plus quay walls, caisson breakwaters and different other marine structures.

We would recommend this title to literally all participants of the ocean as well as marine and coastal engineering industry and anyone with the practical interest in the liquefaction/stability of marine structures. Professor Mutlu Sumer, the author of the this title, has also included numerous real-life examples with the sole intention to duly illustrate the possible catastrophic consequences of the liquefaction of soil as applied to the various marine structures; moreover, the author has also addressed the matters of math modeling of the liquefaction.

Some other live examples are directly supporting the discussion on the proper assessment of potential the liquefaction has, as well as the investigation of the benchmark cases. A must-have reading to any specialist in different areas of ocean engineering and any associated disciplines, including students, pros, scientists/researchers taking part in the activities of marine and ocean engineering.

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