Geology 1550

Introductory Oceanography

Examines the fundamental concepts and principles of geological, physical, chemical, and biological systems of the world ocean. Topics covered include the origin of ocean basins, the origin of sea water and its chemical composition, ocean circulation, tide and wave dynamics, coastal and ocean ecosystems, marine resources and pollution. Emphasis on the global interdependency of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

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