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Coastal Ocean Studies Off Natal, South Africa

Coastal Ocean Studies Off Natal, South Africa

Eckart H. Schumann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66940-2

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

271 pages

Select type: Online Book

Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies Series volume 26.

Oceanographic research has expanded rapidly in the latter half of this century. To a large extent this has been as a result of an increased awareness of the importance of the ocean, while new technologies and resources have enabled a much better data coverage to be obtained.
Lying along the eastern seaboard of South Africa, the province of Natal has many important associations with the ocean. Oceanographic research here has gone through several phases, without apparently a definite commitment on the part of the authorities to support such investigations. At present there is limited work being done, without much prospect for a major upturn in the foreseeable future.

Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
E H Schumann  1

Chapter 2. PHYSIOGRAPHY, STRUCTURE AND GEOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THE NATAL CONTINENTAL SHELF
A K Martin and B W Flemming  11

Chapter 3. SEDIMENT DISTRIBUTION AND DYNAMICS ON THE NATAL CONTINENTAL SHELF
B W Flemming and E R Hay  47

Chapter 4. CLIMATE AND WEATHER OFF NATAL
I T Hunter 81

Chapter 5. PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY OFF NATAL
E H Schumann  101

Chapter 6. INORGANIC NUTRIENTS IN NATAL CONTINENTAL SHELF WATERS
R A Carter and J d'Aubrey  131

Chapter 7. PLANKTON DISTRIBUTIONS IN NATAL COASTAL WATERS
R A Carter and M H Schleyer  152

Chapter 8. BENTHOS OF THE NATAL CONTINENTAL SHELF
T P McClurg  178

Chapter 9. SHELF ICHTHYOFAUNA OF NATAL
R van der Elst  209

Chapter 10. POLLUTION AND EFFLUENT DISPOSAL OFF NATAL
A D Connell  226

Chapter 11. THE RICHARDS BAY MARINE DISPOSAL PIPELINES
D A Lord, G Toms and A D Connell 252

Appendix.
THE R V MEIRING NAUDE 270