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- DescriptionNATO Advanced Research Institutes are designed to explore unre- solved problems. By focusing complementary expertise from various disciplines onto one unifying theme, they approach old problems in new ways. In line with this goal of the NATO Science Committee, and with substantial support from the u.s. Office of Naval Research and the Seabed Assessment Program of the U. S. National Science Founda- tion, such a Research Institute on the theme of Coastal Upwelling and Its Sediment Record was held september 1-4, 1981, in Vilamoura, Portugal. The theme implies a modification of uniformitarian thinking in earth science. Expectations were directed t so much towards find- ing the key to the past as towards exploring the limits of interpret- ing the past based on present upwelling oceagraphy. Coastal up- welling and its imprint on sediments are particularly well-suited for such a scientific inquiry. The oceanic processes and conditions characteristic of upwelling are well understood and are a well- packaged representation of ocean science that are familiar to geolo- gists, just as the magnitude of bioproduction and sedimentation in upwelling regimes --among other biological and geological processes-- have made oceagraphers realize that the bottom has a feedback role for their models.
- Author(s)Erwin Suess,Jorn Thiede
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication22/12/2012
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Series TitleNATO Conference Series / II Systems Science
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note121 black & white illustrations, 6 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight1171 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1983
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