What is Oceanography ?
Oceanography is the study of the deep sea and shallow coastal oceans. The branches such as biology, chemistry, geology and physics together make oceanography a richly interdisciplinary science. Oceans do not operate alone but interacts with the atmosphere, continents and ice-cover.
Physical Oceanography is the study of physical processes in the oceans by applying the fundamental laws of physics and their interaction with the atmosphere.
Why Oceans are important?
|Source resources (fishery, minerals, fresh water, medicine, petrolium etc.) and means of transport.|
|Influence weather and climate of earth.|
|Military applications (submarine, sound propagation etc.)|
|Natural hazards (cyclone, tsunami, coastal erosion, pollution, waste disposal, storm surges)|