Created by rocksea on 16 Dec 2005
Oceans are alluring and challenging. Several fathoms of water lie unexplored and mysterious. To study them and define its vast array of physical, chemical and biological properties/aspects is the task of an oceanographer.
And we? We belong to the domain of physical oceanographers. To put it simple, we look on to such aspects like the how and why of the ocean currents, interaction of the atmosphere above and the ocean below [oh does it sound like the man-woman relationship?] and how the ocean talks to the atmosphere and how the atmosphere talks back to the ocean.. This explains only a part of the science of physical oceanography which includes other domains viz.coastal oceanography, ocean modeling, tropical oceanography, ocean circulation, ocean climate, remote sensing, fluid dynamics …
For more info on oceanography and related sciences, log on to the ocean community at Oceanographers Net