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5 pages discussing beach erosion at Sandy Hook (New Jersey). Discusses and analyzes possible methodologies for slowing such erosion. *Also an excellent resource for those studying meteorology and other related courses. No Bibliography.

The Great Lakes

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page discussion of the Great Lakes, their sources, natural environment, and pertinent theories. Bibliography lists three references.

Ocean Currents

  • 5 page paper

5 pages in length. The ocean waves that wash up to the shore in regular intervals do so because of currents that help move the water along its path. Without these currents, the sea would remain a stagnant body of water that could support no life. The writer outlines the concept of ...

Water Desalinization

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper on desalting the oceans. The writer details the history of desalinization, as well as the various techniques, and pros and cons of each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A discussion of the critical factors in land formation. Defines such terms as erosion, deposition, alluvium, and colluvium and how each translates into land formation. Addresses twelve specific questions regarding the importance of running water in land formation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page research paper on the use of electronic devices by the New England fishing Industry. The writer describes the types of electronic devices, other technologies used, and the effect they have had on the industry and the fish supply in New England. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page overview of GIS and its applications in resource management and research activities. Discusses coastal and open water applications specifically. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Excellent for those studying oceanography, marine biology, geography, and even geology. This fairly technical 10 page research paper discusses various issues concerning the Hawaiian Islands including aquatic life, volcanoes, climate, and coastal topography. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.

A 9 page scientific research paper on the limnology of Lake Michigan (one of the United States' "Great Lakes"). Included are the limnological characteristics, climate & erosion, human & trophic conditions, and more. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Monomictic Lakes

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper that discusses the physical and biological characteristics of monomictic lakes, with a specific look at Georgia's Lake Oglethorpe. This paper demonstrates the characteristics of a monomictic lake, discusses seasonal changes and turn around, and presents the physical, biological and environmental impacts on this microhabitat. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 9 page overview of the potentials for groundwater contamination through the addition of nitrates. Identifies domestic wastewaters and fertilizers as two of the largest contributors to this contamination and identifies reclaimed wastewaters to wetlands treatment as an alternative to more typical discharges and as one which results in the reduction of nitrates and ...

Complex geological and structural changes have occurred in the rivers of Ohio since the were first created as a result of glacial flows. The current conditions in a number of rivers in Ohio, including the Ohio River itself, are directly related to the geological development of the region, the influx of industry and agricultural ...

A 5 page paper exploring the relationships between the cruise line industry and the forces of oceanography. Bibliography lists five sources.

This 6 page report discusses deep ecologist Dolores LaChapelle’s 1988 book addressing the issues surrounding deep ecology. Her particular area of interest and expertise is the range of the Rocky Mountains called the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado. Bibliography lists only the primary source.

A 7 page discussion of the processes which go into mountain formation. Defines cordillera orogony. Utilizes the Northern Highlands of Scotland as an example of the geologic process of plate tectonics which is responsible to a large degree for this phenomenon. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Oceanography

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper. Oceanography is the study of the earth's oceans. The different subfields are explained. Chemical oceanography is emphasized and discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7-page paper that defines the undersea disturbances known as benthic storms and examines the causes and effects of these disturbances. Included is a discussion of the components of the sediment existing in the benthic zone and how these components are suspended and transported by way of the undersea currents that create and push ...

A 7 page overview of the environmental factors affecting the Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in regard to their feeding patterns and development. Emphasizes that life history varies in accordance with a number of factors including the habitat in which the fish live and the prey species which are desirable, or at the very least available. ...

(5 pp). As we move into a new century we become more aware of how hard we were on the planet in the last one hundred years. This discussion examines the general criteria of an ecosystem, and then illustrates what an ecosystem is be describing one on a north facing slope and one ...

An 8 page overview of the impacts of overfishing on sharks and other species, some of which might not be immediately obvious as to their relation with the shark. Emphasizes that our oceans are fascinating testaments to the complexity and interrelationships of living organisms, that they are comprised of a number of interrelated components, ...

A 5 page outline of the many considerations which surround hurricanes. Hurricanes present one of the most catastrophic of all natural disasters. Their development and maturation offers a fascinating climatologic study, a study which is intensified when one realizes the damage to life and property which can result with their advent. Climatologists ...

Tsunami

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which provides an overview of tsunami. The paper discusses the causes of tsunami and also illustrates where threats are likely. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 10 page overview of the complexity of ecological problems created by algal blooms. Emphasizes that these blooms are caused by excess nutrient loading through pollutant discharges and that they result in tremendous impacts to ecological systems. Outlines the current state of regulation in regard to nutrient loading and details its application to ...

The Great White Shark

  • 6 page paper

6 pages in length. The great white shark provokes a lot of mystery and myth, most of which is simply untrue. This paper will explore some facts about the great white and whether or not they propose a threat to humans, as well as problems affecting the great white sharks themselves and possible solutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

Shark Attack or Accident?: This 11-page essay discusses issues relevant to what today’s scientists know/ believe about why sharks attack humans. Is the Great White shark tantamount to Stephen Spielberg’s “eating machine” in Jaws, or do these aquatic giants attack Man out of more “prudent” reasoning? For dyed-in-the-wool cowards like myself, aquatic abstinence ...

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