By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world, encompassing approximately 29 percent of the total water contained on the surface of the Earth. The Atlantic Ocean is delimited by the American continent on the west and Europe and Africa in the east...
By: Jose Juan Gutierrez
Depth sounding is the word used to refer to the task of measuring the depth of a body of water. The sounding of a body of water was initially done by using sounding sticks or weighted sounding lines of rope with spaced marks along it...
By: Virginia Gaces
The depth of the ocean floor is no longer undetermined as oceanographers found a way to measure this previously immeasurable depth. In the old days, the depth was measured using a piece of rope, which was marked off at 6-foot intervals. This was cumbersome and...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Oceanographic vessels play a key role in the modern day oceanic research and it can be recognized as the most important tool that determined the evolution of oceanic research in the last decade. These vessels consist of state of the art equipment and are designed...
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...
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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