Mathematics and Acoustics at Rensselaer
The website's introduction states "The propagation of sound in the ocean has
many surprising and interesting features that have been discovered over the
past half century. Applied mathematicians have contributed to the
explanation of the observed phenomena and the development of new theoretical
and computational tools." The site provides a brief introduction to research
projects of recent and current doctoral students.
Center for Remote Testing
This Ocean Internal Wave Online Atlas is a result of research being done by the Center for Remote
Sensing in the Graduate College of Marine Studies at the University of
Delaware. The site contains a searchable database of images that document
internal waves in different areas of the world. Included along with each
image is an analysis of the internal solitons.
Coastal Ocean Modelling at the USGS
Woods Hole Field Center
This website posts circulation and fly-by movies.
DNV Course in Ocean Engineering
This site is hosted by a company, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and provides a
complete course in ocean engineering, with electronic compendium, material
for classroom presentation, WAP and audio field services and online
computers (developed in 1996).
A Dynamical Systems Approach to
Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows
California Institute of Technology hosts this webstite.
Dynamics in the
Ocean and Atmosphere
This website is hosted by the Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems, Brown
Niño theme page of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
This site contains a wealth of information about El Niño, a
disruption of the ocean-atmospheric system in the tropical Pacific having
important consequences for weather around the globe.
Environmental and Engineering
The Society provides links to government agencies, other organizations and
industries, and online articles in the geophysical sciences, some of which
relate to the ocean.
of Ocean Tides, Part I
An AMS What's New in Mathematics Feature Column: a geometric analysis of
tidal forces, with sections on tides and gravitation, the geometry of the
solar tide, the trigonometry of the solar tide, and the lunar tide.
of Ocean Tides, Part II
An AMS What's New in Mathematics Feature Column: a Fourier analysis of
tidal forces, with sections on setting up the problem, "almost
orthogonality," the complete calculation, and the disk-sphere-cylinder
Analysis of Ocean Tides, Part III
An AMS What's New in Mathematics Feature Column: this part examines the
remaining problem of how to go from the expression for H(t) to a prediction of
the times and heights of the high and low tides at P on any given day. With
International Year of the
The website of the 1998 International Year of the Ocean includes links to
federal agencies, discussion groups, conference reports, information for
teachers and journalists, and more.
National Oceanographic Data
The NODC serves as a national repository and dissemination facility for
global ocean data.
Ocean Modeling and Data
The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
hosts this website. The mathematical equations which describe the motions of
the ocean are extremely complicated, so physical oceanographers develop
approximations to these equations which can be solved on a computer.
Combining these "models" with observations of the ocean is called "data
This electronic online companion exhibition contains all of the text and
most of the panel designs and images found in the Smithsonian Institution
Sciences at the New Millennium
This is an NSF Committee on Ocean Sciences report on the future of ocean
This website includes links to other oceanography-related websites, grouped
by geographical location, newsgroups and mailing lists, electronic
publications, societies, conferences, and subject index. Subjects include:
Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Physical Oceanography (which
lists links to websites on ground-based observations, remote sensing,
modeling, movies, WOCE), and Marine Geology and Geophysics. The website is
maintained by Dave Stevens, School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia
(UEA), Norwich, England.
Take a look at this photograph of a rogue wave approaching the SS Gulf in
the Gulf Stream off Charleston, South Carolina; link to the International
Metocean Research and Development website; and more.
Nature, Science and Discover have recently
published articles about oceans and climate (vertical mixing, ice flow,
global warming, eddies, fluid dynamics). If you have a subscription to
these online journals, use the above keywords to search their sites.