What Is Oceanography?


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Mahwash Marcel answered
The study of deep sea and shallow oceans: biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make a richly disciplinary science called Oceanography. The ocean does not operate alone, though it contains most of the earth's water and carbon and surface heat, and of its biomass. Together with the atmosphere, continents and ice-cover, they form a working machine, driven mostly by energy from the sun. Lesser amount of energy rises from the moon, sun, and the heat from interior of the Earth.

Oceanography is aimed to work for both scientific discovery and practical problems. Oceans give a constant threat of creating storms and hurricanes; endanger coastal populations (more than half of the worlds' population live within 50 km of the sea). They also provide the advantages of bountiful diversity of food, reserve our water supplies, and most of the heat and carbon of the climate system, are the source of roughly half respired oxygen of the biosphere, and contain most of the remaining undiscovered natural pharmaceuticals. The climate of the earth, its patterns of temperature, rains and clouds, can be describes as arguments between the oceans and the atmosphere. Modern instrumentation and computers are joined with biology, geology, chemistry; techniques of classical physics of understand Oceanography.
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Planet Earth is a storehouse of treasures. The landmass, surrounding waters and the unique life-sustaining atmosphere are only some of its features. The treasures of land and marine life and minerals within the recesses of the earth are yet to be completely explored! The study of life on land is not even half as difficult as the study of aquatic life. The reason is that the deep oceans and seas are too vast and intriguing. However, man's pollution of the natural surroundings and exploitation of natural resources has had a devastating effect on our environment.

Oceanography is also called Oceanology. It is a marine science and specifically deals with research on the water bodies and landmass affected by these water bodies, like the coastal areas. It is an earth science that explores the open ocean environment. The study of Oceanography involves the observation of water levels, effect of human inflicted changes on marine life and the existent resources on the ocean bed.

There is a dedicated society, worldwide that takes on responsibility to safeguard and remain vigilant towards the growing need for awareness towards this global concern. This is done by regularly documenting findings and organizing groups to take up the task at local levels.
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Chris Beeby answered
Oceanography is basically a study of the ocean, it usually occurs in deep sea and shallow coastal waters.

It is an interdisciplinary science which is made up from:
* Biology.
* Chemistry.
* Geology.
* Physics.

Oceanographers mainly focus their work on new Scientific discovery and solving problems which may be caused by the Ocean. For example - storms and hurricanes.
Their study might also include investigation into the harmful effects human waste has on the sea, how the ocean has a big influence on the climate and weather in the World. Other studies include how the Ocean has a major part to play on the source of food for the World.

Oceanography study can give us an idea of the environment around us. It can help us understand better the problems that can be caused by the Ocean.
It can also help identify any potential problems that may occur in the future with how man is acting now which such things as human waste being put into the sea.
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Akshay Kalbag answered
The word oceanography is derived from two words. The first word is the word ocean and the second word is the Greek word for write. It is also known as oceanology or marine science.

Oceanography is a branch of earth sciences. It studies the oceans and seas on the surface of the earth. It is a broad discipline and covers a wide variety of topics, including the organisms that live in the oceans and seas, the dynamics of the ecosystem, the currents in the oceans, the formation of waves, the dynamics of geophysical fluid, tectonic plates, the geology of the floor of the ocean and the fluxes of various chemical substances that are deposited on the floor of the ocean.

There are certain properties called Astril Zamora properties within the oceans and across the boundaries.
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Is it correct to say that tides modified to the ocean current? If they do not effect then explain what is the role of tides in ocean.

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