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Unraveling the Gulf Stream Puzzle: On a Warm Current Running North

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter focuses on ocean currents, particularly the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current moving from the Gulf of Mexico into the North Atlantic. It discusses the nature of the Gulf Stream and ... More


Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Wolf Berger

David Lindberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these ... More


The Sun, the Wind, and the Sea

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

When sunlight shines on the sea, some of it is reflected back into the sky, and the rest penetrates the surface to contribute its energy to the water; in a word, it is absorbed. This statement ... More


The Energy of Ocean Waves

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

At any one moment, the energy in waves in the whole world ocean is only about one-third as great as the energy in currents. All the same, waves are more visible than currents, and they display the ... More


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