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Thomson, R.E. 1981

Canadian special publication of fisheries and aquatic sciences no. 56

Contents and Background

Part I. History and Nature of the Coast
Chapter 1. Historical Setting
Chapter 2. The Coast Today, p. 13-30
Chapter 2. The Coast Today, p. 31-37
Chapter 2. The Coast Today, p. 38-41

Part II. General Physical Oceanography
Chapter 3. Tides and Tidal Streams
Chapter 4. Secondary Currents
Chapter 5. Upwelling: Bringing Cold Water to the Surface

Part III. Ocean Waves
Chapter 6. Nature of Ocean Waves, p. 87-99
Chapter 6. Nature of Ocean Waves, p. 100-104
Chapter 7. Generation of Wind Waves
Chapter 8. Shallow-Water Waves
Chapter 9. Tsunamis (Tidal Waves)

Part IV. Oceanography of Inshore Waters
Chapter 10. Strait of Georgia, p. 139-164
Chapter 10. Strait of Georgia, p. 165-185
Chapter 11. Juan de Fuca Strait
Chapter 12. Johnstone Strait Region

Part V. Oceanography of Offshore Waters
Chapter 13. Deep-Sea Region
Chapter 14. Northern Shelf Region