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National Oceanographic Data Center (1,101 Books)


NODC and NOAA Collection contains publications in scientific journals (peer reviewed), NOAA NESDIS Atlases reports, data and project announcements, IOC Workshop Reports for the Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project (GODAR).

 
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Regional Trends

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Northeast Region The Northeast region is the most populated coastal region in the United States. In 2003, 52.6 million people, or 34 percent of the nation?s total coastal population, resided there. The Northeast region extends from northern Maine south to the tidewaters of Virginia, encompassing the coastlines of 11 states. Ten of the 11 states in the region have the majority of their populations in coastal counties. The 180 coastal counties found in this region...

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The Coastal Population Explosion

By: Don Hinrichsen

Excerpt: Humankind is in the process of annihilating coastal and ocean ecosystems. At the root of the problem are burgeoning human numbers and their ever-growing needs. Population distribution is increasingly skewed. Recent studies have shown that the overwhelming bulk of humanity is concentrated along or near coasts on just 10% of the earth?s land surface. As of 1998, over half the population of the planet--about 3.2 billion people--lives and works in a coastal strip ju...

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Population by Coastal Watershed

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Watersheds are geographic areas defined by natural hydrology and provide a sensible foundation from which water and coastal resources can be managed. In an attempt to provide population information in geographic units that are useful to coastal managers and planners, NOAA has produced population estimates for coastal watersheds (Estuarine Drainage Areas (EDAs) and Coastal Drainage Areas (CDAs)) of the contiguous United States. Population estimates for coastal wa...

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New Approaches to Environmental Management : Lessons from the Ches...

By: Donald F. Boesch

Excerpt: Ecosystem Management. Coastal management is evolving from a limited, compartmentalized endeavor that seeks to manage land uses and human activities in the narrow coastal zone to an expansive, integrated activity that reaches far inland, addresses water and air quality, incorporates fisheries and other living resource management, and engages society?s future life style choices. This requires an ecosystem approach that broadly embraces the physical environment and...

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Appendix a : Population Change

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the population change in coastal counties from 1980-2003.

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Noaa and Epa Federal Register Notice of Availability for Proposed ...

By: obert W. Wayland

Excerpt: Dear Colleague, On March 12, 1998, NOAA and EPA published a Federal Register notice of availability for ?Proposed Administrative Changes to Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program Guidance? and provided 60 days for public comment. The proposed changes resulted from a cooperative effort with the states to resolve remaining issues for the coastal nonpoint program, including targeting, enforceable policies and mechanisms, timeframes and resources. We received ov...

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Perspectives on Marine Water Quality

By: Tim Eichenberg

Editor?s Note: This is an outline of Mr. Eichenberg?s talk. Until 1972, the United States had no national program for regulating the discharge of sewage and industrial pollutants -- For 200 years, the only remedies for pollution were legal actions under common law nuisance and riparian rights. -- The 1899 Refuse Act (13 of the Rivers and Harbors Act) provided criminal liability for the discharge of refuse, but it was minimally enforced and rarely used to control water pollution.

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Conserving Ocean Biodiversity : Trends and Challenges

By: Thomas F. Hourigan

Introduction: The ocean?s biological diversity its genetic resources, species, and ecosystems provides immense benefits to the United States and to all of human society. Knowledge about these resources is still rudimentary; however, trends in the best studied species and ecosystems commercially exploited fishes, protected marine mammals and turtles, and certain coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs indicate that these resources and their benefits are threatened by huma...

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Users Guide for 8210 Bubbler Water Level Gauge for Hydrographic Su...

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Background Information and General Description: The 8210 Hydrographic Water Level Gauge was developed to replace the 8200 Digital Water Level Gauge. The new gauge consists of a Sutron 8210 Data Collection Platform (DCP) with a GOES transmitter and a built-in pressure manifold and flow meter assembly and is incased in a Pelican model 1200 equipment case. The new gauge is designed to allow the lid to be opened in an inclement weather without endangering the electronics ins...

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Global Trends in Marine Protected Areas

By: Tundi Agardy

Introduction: Marine protected areas are increasingly being used to protect biologically rich habitats, resolve user conflicts, and help restore over-exploited stocks and degraded areas. The upsurge in the use of the tool is in part due to the fact that fisheries managers are now looking to reserves to complement conventional fisheries management techniques. In the United States, the legislative requirement to identify and protect essential fish habitat for managed fishe...

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Changing Ship Technology and Port Infrastructure Implications

By: Rod Vulovic

Excerpt: The Changing Face of World Trade An anonymous seer once stated that world trade is the engine that drives civilization. How right he was! The closing 100 years of the second millennium have seen world trade grow astonishingly. With this growth, not only have trade patterns and the types of cargoes changed radically, but the ships that carry the goods have changed almost beyond recognition. Today?s cargo-handling methods bear not the slightest resemblance to what...

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Modeling the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise

By: Dr. Richard A. Park
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The Law of Physics Versus Rule of Law : Dealing with Uncertainty, ...

By: Jason M. Patlis

Excerpt: Decentralization is sweeping across much of the developing world 63 out of 75 countries have adopted some form of decentralization according to the World Bank. Many of these are coastal countries, none larger than Indonesia, which is the world's fourth largest country, with the world's second longest coastline, as well as serious marine resource conflicts in areas such as overfishing, coral degradation, and turtles. Despite this, coastal resource management has ...

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Predicting Impacts of Environmental Change : Modeling Estuarine an...

By: Y. Peter Sheng

Excerpt: Integrated modeling systems which consist of coupled models of physical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes have been developed recently to simulate the ecosystem dynamics in estuarine and coastal waters of Florida. The first modeling system is based on the new-generation CH3D (Curvilinear-grid Hydrodynamics 3-D) model, and include a wave model, a sediment transport model, a water quality model, a light attenuation model, and a sea grass model. Novel numer...

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National Climate Program Act

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: The Climate Program Act establishes a national climate program to assist in the understanding and response to natural and man-induced climate processes and their implications. Summary: The act authorizes the National Climate Program Office to administer the Program under the general guidance of the interagency Climate Program Policy Board. The Board consists of representatives from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Interior, State and Tr...

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National Climate Program Act

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: The Climate Program Act establishes a national climate program to assist in the understanding and response to natural and man-induced climate processes and their implications. Summary: The act authorizes the National Climate Program Office to administer the Program under the general guidance of the interagency Climate Program Policy Board. The Board consists of representatives from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Interior, State and Tr...

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Near Shore-Offshore Differences in Mesozooplan Kton Community Stru...

By: Thomas Johengen

Excerpt: As part of the Episodic Event: Great Lakes Experiment (EEGLE), we are investigating the effects of the Lake Michigan Recurrent Coastal Plume (LMRCP) on mesozooplankton community structure. The LMRCP is a near shore phenomenon that may affect near shore zooplankton communities differently from offshore communities. Therefore, the objective of this research is to compare the near shore- offshore differences in zooplankton species composition at five different regi...

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Australian Institute of Marine Science

By: teven Hall
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Achieving Natural Coloration in Fish under Culture

By: Harry Ako

Introduction: The fledgling freshwater ornamental fish industry in Hawai?i has experienced the problem of faded coloration in fish, especially those grown in clear water. These fish are traditionally rejected by ornamental fish wholesalers, leaving the growers with fish that can?t be sold or fish sold at a much reduced price. For this reason it was decided to investigate fish coloration. The current work was based on prior studies using cultured clownfish Amphiprion ocel...

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Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: The following is a summary of the final changes made to Executive Order 13178 as amended by Executive Order 13196: 1. Conservation measures. The following summarize the changes to certain conservation measures (sec. 7 of Executive Order 13178)-- A. Existing trolling for pelagic species by currently permitted bottom fishers is now clearly allowed in the Reserve. B. The caps for commercial fishing have been revised to make clear that for bottom fishing, the annual...

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