Important features for an oceanographic vessel
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Robotic submersibles, the great winch for lifting and lowing survey systems into the ocean, and sonar and dive equipment are essential features of oceanography vessels. These vessels carry laboratories and have satellite communications. Submersibles Oceanographers study all things related to the marine environment. However, many...
By: Candy Spilman
The seas had already been sailed for centuries, and a small amount of research had been conducted on the Gulf Stream, formation of atolls and the use of chronometers to map out latitude and longitude. Even so, the launching of the Challenger Expedition a little...
By: David Thackston
The expedition by the HMS Challenger between the years of 1872 and 1876 is one of the most important scientific voyages to have ever taken place. The voyage was essentially the first focused on the widespread and thorough exploration of the ocean and the species...
History of the Challenger Expedition
By: Christyl Rivers
HMS Challenger was the first oceangoing ship to be used specifically for exploration and data collection. It is said that this fantastic mission invented the science of oceanography. It was the first voyage undertaken that attempted to collect such an ambitious array of sheer data...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Pollution can be seen in relation to many aspects of the environment. Water, air and land pollution are three instances of pollution that are being discussed heavily in global environmental forums. However, it is felt that people and organizations alike tend to consider ocean pollution...
By: Terrence Tan
Onyx is a variety of chalcedony and comes in a variety of colors, ranging from white and black to shades of blue and purple. However, the most common form of onyx contains the colors brown and black. Nowadays, you can find that artificial treatments are...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Jet streams are very fast moving currents of air found at about 10 km (6.2 miles) above the surface of the earth in the tropopause, which is the transition layer between the Earth’s troposphere and the stratosphere. The major jet streams usually follow...
Interesting facts about the jet stream
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Jet stream is the term used to describe a fast moving band of air, usually located in the high altitudes, at or just below the top of the troposphere. It is also described as the ‘upper level winds’ and could fluctuate slightly to the...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Baltic Sea is a brackish body of inland water situated above the northernmost part of Europe. The Baltic Sea is bordered by a number of European countries and connects to the Atlantic Ocean through the Skagerrak Strait via the Kattegat Bay. More than 250...
Types of oceanographers
By: Christyl Rivers
The Earth is more ocean than earth. Studying the wide variety of approaches to investigate oceanography is almost as vast and deep as the oceans themselves. In the modern age of climate change, topics as diverse as rising oceans, depleted fish stores, reef conservation, threatened...

 

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