Jan 25, 2021  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ES 220 - Field Oceanography (SF)


Credits: (4 credits)

Field Oceanography emphasizes physical, chemical, and geological oceanography,, with particular attention to those components of oceanography that are accessible through direct observation and measurement.  This course explores coastal, estuarine, open ocean, surafce and deep water, and sea-floor environments.  Specific topics include thermohaline circulation, stratification of ocean waters and cycles of disruption, gas exchange and changes in pH and pCO2, carbonate solubility, oxidation and O2 minima, wave and tide mechanics, sediment-transport mechanisms, and isotopic fractionation.  This course is offered as part of the Environmental Science Semester.

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)   course.

Prerequisite/Corequisite
Prerequisite:  completion of CH131

Frequency of Offering:
Offered every other semester - even years (Environmental Science Semester course)



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