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Open Ocean Convection

Open Ocean Convection

Book Title

Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

Document Type

Book Chapter



Publication Date



John H. Steele, Steve A. Thorpe, Karl K. Turekian


The Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences is the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive resource on the science of the oceans. This ambitious work includes contributions from leading scientists around the world on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. TheEncyclopedia also covers ancillary topics such as ocean technology, law of the oceans, global programs, marine policy, the use of the oceans for food and energy, and the impact of pollution and climate changes. The many different methods used to study the oceans are covered, from ship-based systems to satellite remote sensing.

Users will enjoy easy access to more than 400 articles, each approximately 3000-4000 words in length with further reading lists and extensive cross referencing. Each article provides comprehensive coverage of a particular topic, and is designed for a wide audience of students, academics, researchers, and professionals. The articles are written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest technical information.


Academic Press


San Diego


Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology


Open Ocean Convection
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