SYLLABUS

 Week Day Date Topic Readings
1  Tu  19 Jan  Introductions, Brief history of Oceanography  Ch. 1, Origins of Oceanography
   Thurs  21 Jan  Navigation, bathymmetry, and tools of oceanography  Ch. Ch. 1, pp 10-20
 2   Tu  26 Jan  Ocean Basins - Bathymmetry (size and shape)  Ch. 4, Marine Provinces
   Thurs  28 Jan  Ocean Basins: - Geology (rocks, structure)  Chp.4.Marine Privinces
 3   Tu  2 Feb  Structure of H2O and Ice, Properties of H2O  Ch. 6, Properties of Water
   Thurs  4 Feb  Air - Sea Interaction (winds and Coriolis)  Ch. 7, Air-Sea Interaction
 4   Tu  9 Feb  Surface Currents  Ch. 8, Ocean Circulation
   Thurs  11 Feb  Geostrophy, Boundary Currents  Ch. 8, Ocean Circulation
 5   Tu  16 Feb  Thermohaline circulation  Ch. 8, Ocean Circulation
   Thurs  18 Feb  Oceans and Climate  Ch. 7, p. 181-196
 6   Tu  23 Feb  Hour Exam: on material of weeks 1-5  
   Thurs  25 Feb  Chemical Oceanography (major elements, nutrients)  Ch. 14, Biological Productivity
 7   Tu  2 Mar  Plankton and Productivity  Ch. 14, Biological Productivity
   Thurs  4 Mar  Weathering, erosion, and terrestrial sediments  Ch. 2, Origin of the Earth

Spring Break (6 March - 14 March)

 Week Day Date Topic Readings
 8  Tu 16 Mar  Marine Sediments  Ch. 5, Marine Sediments
    18 Mar  Dating of Sediments  Ch. 5, Marine Sediments
9   Tu 24 Mar  Sea Floor Spreading and Plate Tectonics  Ch. 3, Global Plate Tectonics
    26 Mar  Hydrothermal vents (movie)  Ch. 16, 445-457
 10   Tu 30 Mar  Glaciers, Global Climate, and Sea Level  Ch. 11, 297-301
     1 Apr  Hour exam: on materials of week 6-10  
 11   Tu  6 Apr  Waves  Ch. 9, Waves
     8 Apr  Waves  Ch. 9
 12   Tu 13 Apr  Tides  Ch. 10, Tides
    15 Apr  The coastal ocean  Ch. 12, Coastal Waters
 13   Tu 20 Apr  Coastal Ecology  Ch. 12, Coastal Waters
    22 Apr  Biological environment of the ocean  Ch. 13, The Marine
 14   Tu 27 Apr  Pelagic Organisms  Ch. 15
    29 Apr  Benthic Organisms  Ch. 16
 15    4 May

 Marine Resources (nodules, metals, placers)

Movie: Elements of Mystery"

 Ch. 17
     6 May  Human Impacts on the Sea  Ch. 18
   Mon 10 May  10:05 am - FINAL EXAM  

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