Paddle Library: An Oceanography Resource Guide
Oceanography, also known as marine science, is the scientific study of the ocean. There are many areas of studies, crossing over to other branches of science like chemistry, biology, meteorology, geography, and physics. The branches of oceanography are biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography, and physical oceanography. Some related disciplines include biogeography, coastal geography, geophysics, hydrology, and glaciology. Here's a comprehensive oceanography resource guide.
- Marine Biologist: Find out what it takes to become a marine biologist.
- Marine Biology Links: Great resource center with links to marine mammals, sharks, coral reef, habitats, and more.
- Marine Biological Laboratory: Many resources for students, scientists, library researchers, the media, and so on.
- The Open Marine Biology Journal: Excellent source of academic papers on marine biology.
- WoRMS: Homepage of the World Register of Marine Species.
- Marine Species: A comprehensive listing of marine species by the Australian government.
- Simple Global Species List: A listing of species by the Marine Mammal Commission.
- Marine Chemistry: Come here to access free online courses on the subject.
- Research: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute provides resources for marine chemistry research.
- Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Library: Come here to find E-resources, E-journals, subject guides, and more.
- Pollution: The Southern Cross University offers some information on marine chemistry and pollution.
- Salinity: Learn about the salinity of ocean water here.
- Chemistry of Seawater: A comprehensive overview of the technical properties of seawater.
- Marine Life: Find out if marine chemistry affects marine life.
- Seafloor Geology: Covers the deep sea, mid-ocean ridge, plate tectonics, and hydrothermal vaults.
- Underwater Chimneys: Come here to find out how they are formed.
- Marine Geology: The page provides information on marine processes and marine environments.
- Plate Tectonics: An excellent learning center with animations and other resources.
- More on Plate Tectonics: Another place to learn all about plate tectonics.
- Methods & Equipment: Find out about the tools and methods used by ocean geologists.
- Russian Journal of Pacific Geology: Look for professional articles on ocean geology here.
- Ocean Waves: An excellent description of ocean waves.
- More on Ocean Waves: This explanation is more technical with formula, graphs, and diagrams.
- Moon Tides: Find out how tides are affected by the moon.
- Tidal Height & Current: A tool to predict tidal height and current in many regions of the world.
- Ocean Tides: Come here to learn about ocean tides.
- Ocean Acoustics: A great resource center for people who interested in sounds waves in the ocean.
- Radio Waves: Explains how radio waves are used to map currents in coastal ocean.
Careers in Oceanography
- Careers: A good place to begin researching on a career in oceanography.
- Choosing a Career: Follow this guide to find out which career is most suitable.
- Opportunities: What can you do with degrees in Oceanography?
- Oceanographer: Find out what it takes to become an oceanographer.
- Jobs: Come here to look for jobs related to oceanography.
- Careers in Oceanography: A great resource center for people who are interested to pursue a career in oceanography.
- Careers in Marine Science: Provides information on job responsibilities, outlook, salary, and more.