Atlas of surface currents, northeastern Pacific Ocean.
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Atlas of surface currents, northeastern Pacific Ocean.

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Published by Hydrographic Office in Washington .
Written in English


  • Ocean currents -- North Pacific Ocean -- Charts, diagrams, etc.

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SeriesH.O. pub[lication] -- no. 570., Publication (United States. Defense Mapping Agency. Hydrographic/ Topographic Center) -- 570.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. of fold. col. charts ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15422475M

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