Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Seas by Patrick J. Walsh, Sharon Smith, Lora Fleming, Helena

By Patrick J. Walsh, Sharon Smith, Lora Fleming, Helena Solo-Gabriele, William H. Gerwick

This ebook highlights an unparalleled collaboration of environmental scientists, ecologists and physicians operating jointly in this vital new self-discipline, to the good thing about human well-being and ocean environmental integrity alike. Oceanography, toxicology, common items chemistry, environmental microbiology, comparative animal body structure, epidemiology and public well-being are all lengthy confirmed parts of study of their personal correct and all give a contribution facts and services to an built-in knowing of the ways that ocean biology and chemistry impact human healthiness for higher or worse. This e-book introduces this subject to researchers and complex scholars attracted to this rising box, permitting them to work out how their examine matches into the wider interactions among the aquatic surroundings and human future health. *Color illustrations of aquatic existence and oceanic phenomena reminiscent of hurricanes and algal blooms*Numerous case studies*Socio-economic and moral Analyses position the technology in a broader context*Study questions for every bankruptcy to help scholars and teachers * hazards and treatments sections to assist outline direction modules for guide

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The equatorial countercurrent actually flows between about 4° and 10° N latitude. of the latitude. The force is zero at the equator and a maximum at the poles (see References at the end of this chapter). One would expect that ocean currents would flow in the same direction as the surface winds, but they rarely do. Just as landmasses affect the flow of winds, they impose some constraints on the direction in which ocean currents can flow. Virtually all coastal current systems flow parallel to the coast, regardless of the direction in which the wind is blowing.

The equatorial countercurrent actually flows between about 4° and 10° N latitude. of the latitude. The force is zero at the equator and a maximum at the poles (see References at the end of this chapter). One would expect that ocean currents would flow in the same direction as the surface winds, but they rarely do. Just as landmasses affect the flow of winds, they impose some constraints on the direction in which ocean currents can flow. Virtually all coastal current systems flow parallel to the coast, regardless of the direction in which the wind is blowing.

9 evaporation over precipitation. 3 In the polar gyre systems air moving over the ocean toward the equator picks up heat and water vapor as do the Trade Winds in the tropics. The combination of increased temperature and humidity causes the air to rise at roughly 60° latitude. Like the ITCZ, the region near 60° latitude is also characterized by an excess of precipitation over evaporation. When the air rises to an altitude of roughly 3 km it moves either toward the poles (polar cell circulation) or toward the equator (Ferrel cell circulation).

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