OCN 201 Schedule Fall 2014

MWF: 10:30 am (Physical Science 217) and 12:30 pm (Art 132)

 

Instructors: Professor Measures, Course Coordinator (Chemistry and Physics),

Professor Mottl (Geology), Professor Steward (Biology)



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Date

Week

Lecture

Instructor

Links

Aug 25

1

Introduction

Team


Aug 27


The Scientific Method and the Origin of the Universe - Ch 1 slides

Measures

Deep-space Timeline (PBS)

Aug 29


History of Oceanography - Ch 2 slides

Measures

Polynesian Voyaging Society

Sep 1

2

Holiday - Labor Day



Sep 3


Origin of Earth and Oceans - Ch 1 slides

Mottl

Earth's Early Ocean (UCAR)

Sep 5

Earth Structure - Ch 3 slides

Mottl


Sep 8

3

Ocean Floor Physiography - Ch 4 slides

Mottl


Sep 10

Continental Drift - Ch 3 slides

Mottl

The PaleoMap Project (C.R. Scotese)

Sep 12


Seafloor spreading - Ch 3 slides

Mottl

This Dynamic Earth (USGS)

Sep 15

4

Plate Tectonics I - Ch 3 slides (see slides above)

Mottl


Sep 17


Plate Tectonics II - Ch 3 slides

Mottl


Sep 19


Plate Tectonics III and Hot Spots - Ch 3 slides

Mottl

Hotspots (USGS)

Sep 22

5

Mantle Plumes and Hawaiian Volcanoes - Ch 3 (see slides above)

Mottl


Sep 24


Deep-Sea Sediments - Ch 5 slides

Mottl


Sep 26


Shelf Sediments - Ch 5 slides

Mottl


Sep 29

6

Marine physical resources - Ch 17 (see slides above)

Mottl


Oct 1


Coastal Processes - Ch 12 slides

Mottl

Coastal Erosion (EPA)

Oct 3


MID-TERM EXAM I

Team


Oct 6

7

Salinity -* Ch 2 slides; handout

Mottl

Glossary of Chemical Terms & Elements

Oct 8


Hydrothermal Vents -* slides, handout

Mottl


Oct 10


How Biology and Physics move Chemicals in the Ocean -* slides; handout

Measures


Oct 13

8

Thermohaline Circulation - Ch 9 slides

Measures


Oct 15


Light and Sound in the Sea - Ch 6 slides

Measures


Oct 17


Atmospheric Circulation - Ch 8 slides

Measures


Oct 20

9

Waves I - Ch 10 slides

Measures


Oct 22


Waves II and Surf - Ch 10 & 11

Measures


Oct 24


Surface Circulation - Ch 9 slides

Measures


Oct 27

10

El Niño slides

Measures


Oct 29


Tides - Ch 11 slides

Measures


Oct 31


Global climate change -* Ch 18 slides, handout

Measures


Nov 3

11

Global climate change, video: oceanographic sampling

Measures


Nov 5


MID-TERM EXAM II

Team


Nov 7


Origins of Life -* Ch. 1 & 13 slides

Steward

Exploring Life's Origins

Nov 10

12

Evolution and Classification of Life -* Ch. 13 slides

Steward


Nov 11


Holiday-Veterans Day

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Nov 12


Marine Habitats and Lifestyles -* Ch 14 & 16 slides

Steward


Nov 14


Marine Primary Producers -* Ch 14 & 16 slides

Steward


Nov 17

13

Marine Consumers –* Ch. 14-16 slides

Steward


Nov 19


Marine Animals – Invertebrates –* Ch. 15

Steward


Nov 21


Marine Animals – Vertebrates -* Ch 15 slides

Steward

Orca vs Great White

Evolutionary Origin of Whales

Humpback Bubble Net Feeding

Nov 24

14

Patterns of Productivity I –* Ch. 13

Steward


Nov 26


Patterns of Productivity II –* Ch. 13

Steward


Nov 27


Holiday -Thanksgiving

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Dec 1

15

Food Webs & Fisheries –* Ch. 17

Steward


Dec 3


Adaptations for Survival –* Ch. 15

Steward


Dec 5


Corals and Coral Reefs –* Ch. 16

Steward


Dec 8

16

Deep Sea Biology –* Ch. 16

Steward


Dec 10


Marine Pollution -* Ch. 18

Steward


Dec 17   


FINAL EXAM 9:45-11:45

Team




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Last modified: August 2014
Department of Oceanography