Scott E. McDowell

 

SEA KNOWLEDGE presents practical marine concepts, new oceanographic discoveries, contemporary sea topics and myth-busting facts.

47 chapters with over 160 pages, 120 color images and diagrams, written for young and old, boaters, beach-goers, fishermen and mariners who are interested in better understanding our planet Earth and the role of its many oceans.

SEA KNOWLEDGE
Fascinating Topics - Simple Explanations

 

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STRANGE PHENOMENA and MYTHS

1 If We Had No Moon

2 The Bermuda Triangle

3 Rainbows – The Magic of 42°

4 Green Flash at Sunset – Not a Myth

 

DEBRIS IN THE OCEAN

5 Gyres at the Center of Major Oceans

6 Shipping Containers Lost at Sea

7 Rubber Duckies Circling the Globe

8 Floatable Debris Types

9 Floatable Debris from International Contributors

10 Floatable Debris from Tsunamis and All Sources

11 Garbage Patches in the Ocean – Publicity Frenzy

12 Garbage Patches in the Ocean – Research and Reality

 

NATURAL DANGERS and MARINE SAFETY

13 Rip Currents – Killers at the Shore

14 How to Recognize a Person Drowning

15 Great White Sharks

16 White Shark Proliferation at Cape Cod

17 Electric Shock Drowning in Harbors

18 Lightning – Formation and Risk to Swimmers

19 Lightning – Probability of Strikes to Boaters

20 Drinking Seawater to Your Death

 

BIG BAD WAVES

21 Rogue Waves – The Oceans’ Largest

22 Tsunamis

23 Meteo-Tsunamis

 

OCEAN DEPTHS and SEAWATER CHARACTERISTICS

24 Ocean Depths – Abyss or Puddles?

25 Salinity in the Sea

26 Pressure in the Sea

27 Sound in the Sea

28 Light in the Sea – Solar Input and Color

29 Light in the Sea – Biological Response

30 Sea Ice Characteristics Govern Aquatic Life

 

SEA LEVEL and CLIMATE CHANGE

31 Sea Level – Processes that Cause Change

32 Measurements of Sea Level

33 Sea Level Science

34 Climate Change Controversy

 

FASCINATING OCEAN FEATURES

35 Mountain Ridges on the Seafloor

36 Hydrothermal Vents in the Abyss

37 The Large Salty Tongue of Mediterranean Water

38 Swirling ‘Meddies’ in the Deep Atlantic

 

MAJOR CURRENT SYSTEMS

39 Ocean Currents

40 Gulf Stream and Kuroshio Currents

41 Florida Current – Source of the Gulf Stream

42 Flow in the Abyss

 

WAVES and TIDES

43 Waves on the Sea Surface

44 Fetch – Not the Dog Command

45 Swell

46 Waves Beneath the Sea Surface

47 Tides – A North Atlantic Perspective

 

 

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