OCN 201 Schedule

Fall 2017

MWF

Section 1: 10:30 am (Spalding 155)

Section 2: 12:30 pm (Bilger 152)

Instructors: Chris Measures, Course Coordinator (Chemistry/Physics),

Mike Mottl (Geology), Grieg Steward (Biology)

 

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Date
Week

Lecture
Slides
Instructor
Links and Readings
Aug 21

1


Course Introduction

Team


Aug 23


The Scientific Method and the Origin of the Universe - Ch 1
SLIDES
Measures
Deep-space Timeline (PBS)

Aug 25

 


History of Oceanography - Ch 2

SLIDES

Measures

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Ben Finney

Aug 28 2
Origin of Earth and Oceans - Ch 1 SLIDES
Mottl Earth's Early Ocean
Breaking News: Age of the Moon
Aug 30

Earth Structure - Ch 3
SLIDES
Mottl

Sep 1


Ocean Floor Physiography - Ch 4
SLIDES
Mottl

Sep 4
3

Holiday - Labor Day


Sep 6


Continental Drift - Ch 3 SLIDES
Mottl
The PaleoMap Project (C.R. Scotese)
Sep 8


Seafloor spreading - Ch 3
SLIDES
Mottl

Sep 11
4

Plate Tectonics I - Ch 3
SLIDES Mottl
Continent Configurations
Sep 13


Plate Tectonics II - Ch 3
SLIDES
Mottl
This Dynamic Earth (USGS) 
Earthquake Map (Natl. Geographic)
Sep 15


Plate Tectonics III and hot spots - Ch 3
SLIDES
Mottl
Hotspots (USGS)
Sep 18
5

Mantle Plumes and Hawaiian Volcanoes - Ch 3
SLIDES Mottl
100 Years of Kilauea and Mauna Loa Eruptions
Sep 20

Deep-Sea Sediments - Ch 5
SLIDES
Mottl

Sep 22


Shelf Sediments - Ch 5 SLIDES
Mottl
Sep 25
6

Marine physical resources - Ch 17 SLIDES Mottl
Sep 27


Coastal Processes - Ch 12
SLIDES
Mottl

Sep 29

 


MID-TERM EXAM I 

Team


Oct 2
7

Salinity -* Ch 2

Measures
Glossary of Chemical Terms & Elements
Salinity Reading
Oct 4


Hydrothermal Vents -*

Measures
Hydrothermal Vent Reading
Oct 6


How Biology and Physics move Chemicals in the Ocean -*

Measures

Oct 9
8

Thermohaline Circulation - Ch 9

Measures

Oct 11


Light and Sound in the Sea - Ch 6

Measures

Oct 13


Atmospheric Circulation - Ch 8

Measures

Oct 16
9

Surface Circulation - Ch 9

Measures

Oct 18


El Niño

Measures El Niño
Oct 20


Waves I - Ch 10

Measures
Oct 23
10

Waves II and Surf - Ch 10 & 11

Measures
Oct 25


Tides - Ch 11

Measures
Oct 27


Global climate change I-* Ch 18

Measures
EPA (archived site)

Climate Reading
Oct 30
11

Global climate change II, video: oceanographic sampling

Measures
Nov 1


Origins of Life -* Ch. 1 & 13

Selph

Exploring Life's Origins
iBiology-Origin of Life
Summary of iBiology

Nov 3


MID-TERM EXAM II
Team

Nov 6
12

Evolution and Classification of Life -* Ch. 13

Steward
Evolution of Whales
Nov 8


Marine Habitats and Lifestyles -* Ch 14 & 16

Steward

Nov 10


Holiday-Veterans Day



Nov 13
13

Marine Primary Producers -* Ch 14 & 16

Steward
Plankton
Nov 15


Marine Consumers –* Ch. 14-16

Steward
Nov 17


Marine Animals – Invertebrates –* Ch. 15

Steward
Nov 20
14

Marine Animals – Vertebrates -* Ch 15

Steward

How Whales Change Climate

Deep Diving Mammals

Subsistence Whaling

Nov 22


Patterns of Productivity  –* Ch. 13

Steward NASA Ocean Color Video 1
NASA Ocean Color Channel
Nov 24


Holiday -Thanksgiving



Nov 27
15

Food Webs & Fisheries –* Ch. 17

Steward Seafood Watch State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
Nov 29


Adaptations for Survival –* Ch. 15

Steward
Dec 1


Corals and Coral Reefs –* Ch. 16

Steward Atoll Formation
Dec 4
16

Deep Sea Biology –* Ch. 16

Steward Bioluminescence
Sources feeding the garbage patch
Dec 6


Marine Pollution -* Ch. 18

Steward
Dec 13


FINAL EXAM
2:15-4:15 No early exam or make up allowed

Team

*Additional reading material is available on the website.


Last modified: August 2017
Department of Oceanography