This full-color, hardcover edition, authored by Joseph M. Moran, includes 15 chapters exploring the world ocean from an Earth system perspective.
The Ocean Studies textbook may be used in conjunction with the Investigations Manual and RealTime Ocean Portal or by itself. If you are a faculty member interested in using the Ocean Studies textbook in a current or future course offering, request an examination copy of the eTextbook and eInvestigations Manual.
Orders for the Ocean Studies textbook and/or other course materials should be placed through your college bookstore. Go to the Order Class Materials page for details. Students can also place orders directly through the AMS Bookstore, under the AMS Ocean Studies header.
Chapter 1: Ocean in the Earth System (copyright notice)
Chapter 2: Ocean Basins and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 3: Properties of Ocean Water
Chapter 4: Marine Sediments
Chapter 5: The Atmosphere and Ocean
Chapter 6: Ocean Currents
Chapter 7: Ocean Waves and Tides
Chapter 8: The Dynamic Coast
Chapter 9: Marine Ecosystems
Chapter 10: Life in the Ocean
Chapter 11: The Ocean, Atmosphere, and Climate Variability
Chapter 12: The Ocean and Climate Change
Chapter 13: The Future of Ocean Science
Chapter 14: Ocean Stewardship
Chapter 15: Ocean Problems and Policy
Appendix I: Conversion Factors
Appendix II: Ocean Timeline
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