geological oceanography

geological oceanography

[¦jē·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ‚ō·shə′näg·rə·fē]
(geology)
The study of the floors and margins of the oceans, including descriptions of topography, composition of bottom materials, interaction of sediments and rocks with air and sea water, the effects of movements in the mantle on the sea floor, and action of wave energy in the submarine crust of the earth. Also known as marine geology; submarine geology.
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USF offers five graduate programs: biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, and marine resource assessment.
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Intended for scientists, students, and managers working in the region, the text begins with an introduction to the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem, and then addresses the physical and biological background, climate and weather, physical and geological oceanography, as well as biological and chemical oceanography.
The scientists at the Rio de Janeiro State University's Geological Oceanography Observatory measured coastal erosion by monitoring the volume of sands that have been washed away by ocean currents.
He earned a master of science in geological oceanography in 1971 and a doctorate in geological oceanography in 1974, both from Texas A&M University.

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