Columbus O'Donnell Iselin

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Abstract: If you can agree with me that the central theme in oceanography lies in the understanding of the movements of the waters both on a large scale and on a small scale, then it is eveident that our ability to navigate precisely is of critical importance to this rather obscure field of science. Whether an oceanographer's interests are biological, chemical, geological, meteorological, or merely physical, sooner or later we run up against the fact that the water is in constant motion, so that to understand the distribution of life or chemicals or heat, or anything else in the sea, one meust be able to take these motions into account.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 3
Pages: 182 - 184
Cite this article: Iselin, Columbus O'Donnell, "OCEANOGRAPHY, 1962", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 1962, pp. 182-184.
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