The Sea: Ideas and Observations on Progress in the Study of the Seas

The Sea is a continuing, comprehensive, and timely synthesis of the state of knowledge of ocean science. Topical areas for volumes include physical, biological, and chemical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, and the interactions of the oceans with the atmosphere, the solid earth, and ice.

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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2.Cover: The Sea, Volume 2: The Composition of Sea-Water Comparative and Descriptive Oceanography

The Sea, Volume 2: The Composition of Sea-Water Comparative and Descriptive Oceanography

Hill, M. N.

3.Cover: The Sea, Volume 3: The Earth Beneath the Sea History

The Sea, Volume 3: The Earth Beneath the Sea History

Hill, M. N.

4.1.Cover: The Sea, Volume 4A: New Concepts of Sea Floor Evolution: Part 1, General Observations

The Sea, Volume 4A: New Concepts of Sea Floor Evolution: Part 1, General Observations

Maxwell, Arthur E.
Bullard, Edward
Worzel, J. Lamar

4.2.Cover: The Sea, Volume 4B: New Concepts of Sea Floor Evolution: Part 2, Regional Observations Concepts

The Sea, Volume 4B: New Concepts of Sea Floor Evolution: Part 2, Regional Observations Concepts

Maxwell, Arthur E.
Bullard, Edward
Worzel, J. Lamar

12.Cover: The Sea, Volume 12: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Sea

The Sea, Volume 12: Biological-Physical Interactions in the Sea

Robinson, Allan R.
McCarthy, James J.
Rothschild, Brian J.

13.Cover: The Sea, Volume 13: The Global Coastal Ocean: Multiscale Interdisciplinary Processes

The Sea, Volume 13: The Global Coastal Ocean: Multiscale Interdisciplinary Processes

Robinson, Allan R.
Brink, Kenneth H.

In multidisciplinary efforts to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of The Sea focus on two of the most important components in the field of ocean science today—the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical–biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics.

14.1.Cover: The Sea, Volume 14A: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses

The Sea, Volume 14A: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses

Robinson, Allan R.
Brink, Kenneth H.

In multidisciplinary efforts to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of The Sea focus on two of the most important components in the field of ocean science today—the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical–biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics.

14.2.Cover: The Sea, Volume 14B: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses

The Sea, Volume 14B: The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses

Robinson, Allan R.
Brink, Kenneth H.

In multidisciplinary efforts to understand and manage our planet, contemporary ocean science plays an essential role. Volumes 13 and 14 of The Sea focus on two of the most important components in the field of ocean science today—the coastal ocean and its interactions with the deep sea, and coupled physical–biogeochemical and ecosystem dynamics.

15.Cover: The Sea, Volume 15: Tsunamis

The Sea, Volume 15: Tsunamis

Bernard, Eddie N.
Robinson, Allan R.

The world’s foremost experts write about the dynamics of geophysical processes involved in tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation, along with the statistical and geophysical properties of tsunami recurrence, and their application to tsunami forecasts and warnings.

16.Cover: The Sea, Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management

The Sea, Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management

Fogarty, Michael J.
McCarthy, James J.

Any viable strategy for sustaining the world’s oceans must reflect the relationships among all ecosystem components, human and nonhuman species included. Marine Ecosystem-Based Management is a state-of-the-art synopsis of the conservation approaches that are currently being translated from theory to action on a global scale.

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