THE OCEAN SCIENCE PROGRAM OF THE U.S. NAVY: ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND PROSPECTS
OFFICE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY ALEXANDRIA VA
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Contents Introduction objectives of the ocean-science program, Organization and management, the history of ocean science in the Navy, The Navy ocean science program physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, oceanic biology, underwater sound, environmental prediction, engineering research, instrumentation, special-purpose platforms, ocean data stations, Major accomplishments oceanic circulation, thermal structure, wave forecasting, physiography, sediment and crustal structure, gravity and geodesy, arctic, geophysical instruments and systems, oceanographic buoys, deep underwater vehicles, man-in-the-sea program, Support of other national objectives marine food resources, transportation, mineral and energy resources, weather prediction, public health and recreation, engineering, international understanding and cooperation, education, Prospects for the future ocean dynamics, air-sea interaction, chemistry of the ocean, benthic boundary studies, sea floor topography and sediment studies, crustal and subcrustal studies, oceanic biology, underwater sound, scientific platforms and instrumentation, major cooperative experiments, ocean exploration and exploitation.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost