ERIC Number: ED224697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Estuarine Oceanography. CEGS Programs Publication Number 18.
Wright, F. F.
Estuarine Oceanography is one in a series of single-topic problem modules intended for use in undergraduate and earth science courses. Designed for those interested in coastal oceanography or limnology, the module is structured as a laboratory supplement for undergraduate college classes but should be useful at all levels. The module has two distinct parts: a text covering general concepts and stressing the small-scale technology necessary to study small natural bodies of water, and a rather detailed exercise describing an ideal estuary. Emphasis throughout the module is on techniques that have evolved for low-budget studies of physical oceanographic phenomena, particularly water movements and mixing problems. Although estuaries are emphasized, most of the techniques discussed are equally applicable to lakes. Like other modules in the series, this module is inquiry- and problem-oriented, dealing with interdisciplinary, contemporary, and pragmatic aspects of the subject matter. It is designed to be open-ended so that ideas can be incorporated into higher level classwork. Supporting materials such as specifications of current drogues, bathymetric-survey data sheet, current measurement data sheets, drift-can data, and inshore T-S probe survey sheets are included in appendices. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on Education in the Geological Sciences, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Estuaries; National Science Foundation