Oceanography, especially in the United States, has advanced very rapidly during the last two decades. This is true not only of the amount of data collected but also in the development of theories, the improvement of instrumentation, and in the training of investigators. At the same time there has been a tremendous increase of interest in the possible applications of oceanography to other fields of science and to various economic and military problems....
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