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EESC 1157 Oceanography (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

This course is an investigation of the world's ocean as an integrated system driven by geological, chemical, physical, and biological processes. Topics include origin and evolution of the ocean basins, nature of the sea bottom, characteristics of ocean water, causes and effects of ocean currents and circulation, marine ecology and biological productivity in the ocean. An understanding of the ocean's role in the health and evolution of the planet is stressed, with special emphasis on coastal areas. Two and a half hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory each week.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Gail Kineke

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Jan-15