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3. Measurement and prediction

3. Measurement and prediction  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
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9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0003
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‘Measurement and prediction’ outlines the ways in which tides and tidal currents can be measured, and considers the standard method of analysing tidal data using a curve-fitting procedure ... More
1. Watching the tide

1. Watching the tide  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0001
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9780198826637
The tide is the ocean’s response to the variation in gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun over the surface of the Earth. ‘Watching the tide’ considers the importance of tides, from ... More
3. Ocean floor

3. Ocean floor  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0003
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‘Ocean floor’ examines the morphology, composition, sediment cover, and cycles of change of the ocean floor. The jigsaw puzzle of tectonic plates and their movement about the Earth ... More
9. Ocean bounty

9. Ocean bounty  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0009
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‘Ocean bounty’ examines the variety of resources and their availability in the ocean realm—from oil, gas, coal, and clathrates to industrial metals and food resources—as well as the use of ... More
1. Ocean frontier

1. Ocean frontier  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0001
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9780199655076
From the dawn of history the ocean has provided a source of food, refreshed our bodies, and cleansed waste. Once a barrier to human migration, it has since become a highway for transport ... More
10. Fragile environment

10. Fragile environment  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0010
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‘Fragile environment’ looks at the stresses on the ocean environment and considers the options and challenges we face for achieving sound management of ocean space in the coming decades. We ... More
2. Ocean transience

2. Ocean transience  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0002
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9780199655076
Once formed from the primitive Earth environment, the oceans and continents have been constantly moving, changing, and evolving at a rate perceptible only in geological time. Oceans are ... More
4. Chemical broth

4. Chemical broth  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0004
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9780199655076
‘Chemical broth’ considers ocean chemistry and physics. The Earth is a single unity linked everywhere by oceans and seas. The remarkable properties of the simple water molecule have allowed ... More
3. Sedimentary rocks

3. Sedimentary rocks  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792588
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0003
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9780198725190
The Earth has the greatest abundance and variety of sedimentary strata in our star system, dating back some 3.8 billion years. ‘Sedimentary rocks’ describes the processes that create ... More
5. Rigid plates of lithosphere

5. Rigid plates of lithosphere  

Peter Molnar

in Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.003.0005
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9780198728269
‘Rigid plates of lithosphere’ explains that because of the lithosphere’s strength, essentially rigid plates of lithosphere move with respect to one another across the surface of the Earth. ... More

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