From Glossary of Meteorology
The part of meteorology that deals mainly with the study of oceanic areas, including island and coastal regions.
In particular it serves the practical needs of surface and air navigation over the oceans. Since there is a close interaction between ocean and atmosphere, and oceanic influences upon weather and climate can be traced far inland over the continents, modern meteorology uses this name mainly for making regional or administrative distinctions.
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