Introduction to Oceanography

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Title

Introduction to Oceanography

Subject

oceanography

Description

There are many reasons why people study oceanography. An understanding of ocean processes is obviously vital to oceanographers, marine biologists, or environmental scientists. However, there are numerous other scientific fields where the oceans play an important role. The oceans are a major contributor to global climate patterns, and can give us clues to past climate conditions. Knowledge of oceanography is important for resource or energy extraction, such as commercial fishing or aquaculture, oil and gas exploration, and clean energy
resources such as wind, wave, or tidal energy. The oceans are the major route for international trade through commercial shipping, and are still a significant factor in the transportation of people across the seas. But even the recreational user benefits from an understanding of the ocean, from winds and currents for the casual
sailor, tides and habitat conditions for a fisherman, to wave patterns for surfers. And finally, for anyone who has ever stood on the shore and gazed out at the ocean with a sense of wonder at what lies beneath the surface, the study of oceanography can begin to reveal some of the ocean’s mysteries.

Creator

Paul Webb

Source

https://rwu.pressbooks.pub/webboceanography/front-matter/preface/

Publisher

Rebus Community

Date

2019

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

Multiple Format

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

Files

Citation

Paul Webb, “Introduction to Oceanography,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed February 29, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/2819.

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