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Edited by Marco Marcelli

Tuscia University, Italy

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean (Arthur C. Clarke). Life has been originated in the oceans, human health and activities depend from the oceans and the world life is modulated by marine and oceanic processes. From the micro-scale, like coastal processes, to macro-scale, the oceans, the seas and the marine life, play the main role to maintain the earth equilibrium, both from a physical and a chemical point of view. Since ancient times, the world's oceans discovery has brought to humanity development and wealth of knowledge, the metaphors of Ulysses and Jason, represent the cultural growth gained through the explorations and discoveries. The modern oceanographic research represents one of the last frontier of the knowledge of our planet, it depends on the oceans exploration and so it is strictly connected to the development of new technologies. Furthermore, other scientific and social disciplines can provide many fundamental inputs to complete the description of the entire ocean ecosystem. Such multidisciplinary approach will lead us to understand the better way to preserve our "Blue Planet": the Earth.

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OceanographyEdited by Marco Marcelli

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1376

ISBN: 978-953-51-0301-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4978-1

Copyright year: 2012

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38114 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

48 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. Open-Sea Observatories: A New Technology to Bring the Pulse of the Sea to Human Awareness

By I. Puillat, N. Lanteri, J.F. Drogou, J. Blandin, L. Géli, J. Sarrazin, P.M. Sarradin, Y. Auffret, J.F. Rolin and P. Léon


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2. New Technological Developments for Oceanographic Observations

By Marco Marcelli, Andrea Pannocchi, Viviana Piermattei and Umberto Mainardi


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3. Application of the Long-Term Delayed Luminescence for Study of Natural Water Environments

By Zdzisław Prokowski and Lilla Mielnik


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4. An Introduction to FY-3/MERSI, Ocean Colour Algorithm, Product and Application

By Sun Ling, Hu Xiuqing, Guo Maohua, Zhu Jianhua, Li Sanmei and Ding Lei


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5. Seismic Oceanography: A New Geophysical Tool to Investigate the Thermohaline Structure of the Oceans

By Haibin Song, Luis M. Pinheiro, Barry Ruddick and Xinghui Huang


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6. Variability of Internal Solitary Waves in the Northwest South China Sea

By Zhenhua Xu and Baoshu Yin


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7. Bodies of Water Along the Coast of a Tideless Sea in Areas with Young Pleistocene Accumulation from Scandinavian Glaciers (Baltic Sea)

By Roman Cieśliński and Jan Drwal


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8. Prediction of Wave Height Based on the Monitoring of Surface Wind

By Tsukasa Hokimoto


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9. Oxygenated Hydrocarbons in Coastal Waters

By Warren J. de Bruyn, Catherine D. Clark and Lauren Pagel


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10. Organic-Aggregate-Attached Bacteria in Aquatic Ecosystems: Abundance, Diversity, Community Dynamics and Function

By Xiangming Tang, Jianying Chao, Dan Chen, Keqiang Shao and Guang Gao


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11. Connectivity as a Management Tool for Coastal Ecosystems in Changing Oceans

By Nicolas Le Corre, Frédéric Guichard and Ladd E. Johnson


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12. Geochemical Changes in Aquatic Environment Caused by Deep Dredging - A Case Study: The Puck Bay (Baltic Sea)

By Bożena Graca, Katarzyna Łukawska-Matuszewska, Dorota Burska, Leszek Łęczyński and Jerzy Bolałek


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13. Fisheries and Biodiversity in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico

By Gerardo Rodríguez-Quiroz, Eugenio Alberto Aragón-Noriega, Miguel A. Cisneros-Mata and Alfredo Ortega Rubio


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14. On the Chemical Profile of Marine Organisms from Coastal Subtropical Environments: Gross Composition and Nitrogen-to-Protein Conversion Factors

By Graciela S. Diniz, Elisabete Barbarino and Sergio O. Lourenço


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15. Ecology and Zoogeography of Parasites

By Ewa Sobecka


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