Oceanography 633: Biogeochemical Methods in Oceanography

Fall 2013

 

Course Instructors:    Drs. Eric Heinen De Carlo, Chris I. Measures, Francis J. Sansone

Teaching Assistant:    Arisa Okazaki

Guest Instructors:      M. Grand, K. Selph, D. Ho, B. Glazer, R. Briggs

Class Times:               Lecture: M,W 11:30-12:20, Lab: F 13:30-16:20

 

Note: We will hold an informational meeting on Monday August 26 in MSB 307. Theory and the basis and application of methods will be presented on Mondays and Wednesdays and the laboratory exercises and other equipment demonstrations will take place during the Friday extended laboratory sessions. Some labs require more than the three hours scheduled.

 

The field trip will require substantial time and may cause students to miss other classes. We will attempt to schedule the field trip after consultation with students so as to minimize interference with other commitments. Keep in mind that samples from the field trip may may need to be processed relatively soon after collection. There are several “days off” to compensate for the fact that labs will often run over the three hours allocated. Please be prepared to stay a bit late on the days labs are scheduled.

 

Date

 

Topic

Instructor(s)

August

26

Course Introduction, policies, guidelines

EDC, CIM, FJS

 

28

Water samplers and Sediment samplers

FJS

 

30

Nearshore Navigation

AO, FJS

September

2

HOLIDAY, Labor Day

 

 

4

Quantification, detection limits, blanks, sources of error, significant figures,  data analysis

CIM

 

6

Good Laboratory Practices, weighing, pipetting, calibration of volumetric lab ware

AO, CIM

 

 September

9

No Class 

 

 

11

Conductivity, Salinity, T-S diagrams

CIM

 

13

No Lab

 

September

16

Dissolved oxygen (Winkler titration, polarographic oxygen sensors)

FJS

 

 18

Dissolved oxygen (optodes, planar optodes), dissolved oxygen fluxes

FJS

 

20

DO, Winkler titration, oxygen meter Field

AA, FJS

 

 

 

 

September

23

Environmental in-situ monitoring equipment

EDC

 

25

Environmental  monitoring systems (cont.)

EDC

 

27

Field Trip (and sample processing)

AO, EDC, CIM

 

 

 

 

 September

30

Applications of titrimetry (CL, Ca, Mg, Alk)

EDC


 October

 2

Acid-Base Theory 

EDC

 

4

Analysis of CL, Ca, Mg in seawater, Lab

AO, EDC

 

 

 

 


October

7

No Class/ Kaitlan Prugger Mourning

 

 

9

Dissolved inorganic carbon, alkalinity

EDC

 

11

No lab, Kaitlan Prugger Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

October

 14

Monitoring systems for pCO2 and CO2

EDC

 

16

Spectrometric methods of analysis, ICP-AES and ICP-MS

EDC

 

18

Alkalinity titrations, Lab

AO, RWT, EDC

 

 

 

 

October

21

Gas Chromatography

D. Ho

 

23

Applications of GC to gas exchange

Gas Chromatography Lab Demo

D. Ho

 

25

Class cancelled due to SOEST Open House           

 

 

 

 

 

October

28

UV Visible spectrometry, pH  

EDC

 

30

pH analysis demonstration

AO, RWT, EDC

November

1

ICP-MS demonstration

AO, EDC

 

 

 

 

November

4

SLAB visit/DIC demonstration

AO, B. Briggs

 

6

Sequential Injection Analysis

M. Grand

 

8

FIA&SIA analysis of Fe, Al in seawater Lab

AO, M.Grand

 

 

 

 

November

11

HOLIDAY, Veterans’ Day  

-

 

13

Flow cytometry/Coulter Counter

K. Selph

 

15

Flow cytometry/Coulter Counter Lab

AO, K Selph

 

 

 

 

 

18

UV visible spectrometry,

FJS, B. Briggs

 

20

UV-Vis applications (nutrients)

B. Briggs

 

22

Nutrient analysis Lab

AO, B. Briggs

 

 

 

 

November

25

Electrochemical methods

B. Glazer

 

27

Electrochemical methods Lab Demo

AO, B. Glazer

 

29

HOLIDAY, Thanksgiving

-

 

 

 

 

December

2

Data discussion

-

 

4

Student Presentations

-

 

6

PO Field trip, no lab

-

 

 

 

 

December

9

Student Presentations

-

 

11

AGU or additional topics

-

 

11

UH Reading period

-

  Updated: 11/25/2013