Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Introduction to the Oceans
- Chapter 2: Getting our Bearings
- Chapter 3: The Origin and Structure of Earth
- Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics and Marine Geology
- Chapter 5: Chemical Oceanography
- Chapter 6: Physical Oceanography
- Chapter 7: Primary Production
- Chapter 8: Oceans and Climate
- Chapter 9: Ocean Circulation
- Chapter 10: Waves
- Chapter 11: Tides
- Chapter 12: Ocean Sediments
- Chapter 13: Coastal Oceanography
- Chapter 14: Ice
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About the Contributors
Paul Webb earned a BA in Biology from the University of Richmond, and a MS in Marine Science and PhD in Biology from the University of California-Santa Cruz. At UCSC his research focused on the behavioral and physiological ecology of northern elephant seals.
For the past 20 years he has been a faculty member in the Department of Biology, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, where he is a Professor of Marine Biology. At RWU he regularly teaches courses in Oceanography, Marine Mammalogy, Marine Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Behavior, Animal Physiology, Tropical Ecology (in Belize), and Herpetology.