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 DeCS Categories

G01 Physical Phenomena .
G01.311 Geological Phenomena .
G01.311.625 Oceans and Seas .
G16 Biological Phenomena .
G16.500 Ecological and Environmental Phenomena .
G16.500.275 Environment .
G16.500.275.725 Saline Waters .
G16.500.275.725.500 Seawater .
G16.500.275.725.500.650 Oceans and Seas .
H01 Natural Science Disciplines .
H01.277 Earth Sciences .
H01.277.750 Oceanography .
SP4 Environmental Health .
SP4.011 Science .
SP4.011.097 Chemistry .
SP4.011.097.117 Oceanographic Chemistry .
SP4.016 Water Resources .
SP4.016.132 Water .
SP4.016.132.553 Surface Waters .
SP4.016.132.553.929 Oceanography .
SP4.016.132.553.929.220 Oceanographic Chemistry .
SP8 Disasters .
SP8.473 Risk 17142 .
SP8.473.654 Hazards .
SP8.473.654.622 Oceanography .
SP8.473.654.622.677 Swell (Oceanography) .
SP8.473.654.692 Techniques, Measures, Measurement Equipment .
SP8.473.654.692.792 Techniques .
SP8.473.654.692.792.698 Oceanographic Survey .
SP8.946 Disaster Management .
SP8.946.702 Disaster Planning .
SP8.946.702.667 Specialties in Disasters .
SP8.946.702.667.670 Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.633 Biological Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.649 Physical Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.665 Geological Oceanography .
SP8.946.702.667.670.681 Chemical Oceanography .
Z01 Geographic Locations .
Z01.756 Oceans and Seas .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Oceanography .
Oceanographies .
Oceanology .
The science that deals with the ocean and its phenomena. (Webster, 3d ed) .
Physical Oceanography .
Branch of oceanographic science that deals with physical characteristics of the oceans, such as density, temperature and salinity of sea water, the transmission of sound and light scattering in sea water, ice, tides, and spatial and temporal variability of currents and waves. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Swell (Oceanography) .
Ground Swell .
Ocean waves which have traveled out of their generating area. A swell characteristically exhibits a more regular and longer period and has flatter crests than waves within their fetch. (From: AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY. Glossary of Meteorology (Ralph E. Huschke, ed.). Boston: American Meteorological Society. 1959. 638 p. Cited in Glossary of Oceanographic Terms. 2nd Edition. 1966. Edited by B. B. BAKER, Jr., W. R. DEEBEL, R. D. GEISENDERFER. Oceanographic Analysis Division. Marine Sciences Department. U.S. NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE. Washington, D.C. 20390. 204 p. Available in Swells are waves not produced by the local wind and come in at a higher period (longer wave length) than waves produced by the local wind. (From: Glossary of Terms for Detailed Wave Information. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Available in .
Chemical Oceanography .
Branch of oceanography which studies the chemical composition of dissolved gases and solids, suspended matter, the composition of ocean waters and its geographical and temporal variability. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Biological Oceanography .
Part of the oceanographic science that studies the biology of marine plants, animals, and other living beings. .
Geological Oceanography .
Part of oceanography which studies the funds and the margin of the oceans, their nature, relief characteristics, physical and chemical composition of materials, the interaction of rocks and sediments to air and seawater, as well as the action of various forms of wave energy underwater in the crust of the earth. .
Oceanographic Survey .
Systematic procedure of obtaining information to study the physical, chemical, biological and geological conditions of the oceans or parts of them. (Free translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPS, 1992) .
Oceanographic Chemistry .
Oceans and Seas .
Oceans .
Seas and Oceans .
Seas 11858 .
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic). .