Introduction to Oceanography

EAS 4300/6124 SPRING 2021

Elba Island, FORNO
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Topic 1:

Introduction to Oceanography
(ocean and climate, ocean's resources, ocean and humans) - [ PPT

Topic 2:

What is the best way to observe the ocean?
(observing programs and technology) - [ PPT | PDF
References: Chapter 1 of Textbook.

Topic 3:

Ocean floor physiography 
(The inner shells of the Earth and Seismograpy) - [ PPT | EarthScope.ppt ]
References: Book: chapter 3-4 , Isostacy-Buoyancy-notes.doc
Additional Material: ETS.pdf , Quakes on other plantes.ppt
2005 Tsunami Wave Indian Ocean - [ NOAA-GlobalOceanWave.mov ]
Preview of movie "The Core" -[ TheCore.mov | TheCore.asf ]

Topic 4

Plate Tectonic and the origin of ocean basins - [ PPT | PDF ]  
References: Book: chapter 3-4
Additional Material: GeothermalHeating_OceanCirc.pdf , Volcanoes_Climate_Robock.pdf , ENSO_Volcano_Adams.pdf

Topic 5

Bathymetry from space and its relevance to oceanography - [ PPT ] 
References: Book: chapter 3-4
Additional Material: Satellite Topography and Oceanography - [ PDF ]

Topic 6:

Sea Level Changes and Paleoceanography - [ PPT
Reading assignments:
* Palaeoceanography and sea-level changes, Chap. 6;
The structure and evolution of sea basins
, Open University. -
[GaTech Reserve PDF file 70 MB ]

Topic 7:

Marine Sedimentation and Lab  - [ PPT | Lab PPT
References: Book: chapter 5
Handout for class exercise - [ PDF

Topic 8-9-10:

The Atmospheric Circulation  - [ PPT
The Atmospheric Circulation PART 2  - [ PPT
The Atmospheric Circulation PART 3 - [ PPT
(Book: chapter 7)

Topic 11:

The Ocean General Circulation Theory  PART I -II (
Book: chapter 8) - [ PPT

Topic 12:

The Thermohaline Circulation in the ocean  (
Book: chapter 8) - [ PPT

Topic 13:

Equatorial Circulation, ENSO and Indian Moonsoon   (
Book: chapter 8) - [ PPT]

MIDTERM REVIEW :

Practice from - [ exams ]

Topic 14:

Ocean Waves  - [ PPT
Rossby and Kelvin Waves  - [ PPT
(Book: chapter 9)
Projections: Waves Across the Pacific -  [ ISO

Topic 15:

Ocean Tides  
(Book: chapter 9) - [ PPT

Topic (special):

Global Warming and IPCC - [ PPT | IPCC Summary 1 | IPCC Summary 2
Additional Material: 40yr_OceansWarming.pdf

Topic (special):

El Nino and coral records - [ PPT

Topic 16:

The Carbon Cycle and Chemistry in the Ocean (Alkalinity, etc.) 
(Book: chapter 6 +class powerpoint) - [ PPT

Topic 17 :

Biological productivity in the Ocean
(Book: chapter 14) - [ PPT ]
Additional reading: Biogeochemical Controls and Feedbacks on
Ocean Primary Production - [ Biogeochem+Phyto.pdf ]

Topic ( J. Montoya ):

Intro to Biological Oceanogrpahy - [ Bioprod.ppt | Zoopl.ppt | N-cycle.ppt ]

Topic 18:

The Nitrogen Cycle - [ PPT1 PPT2 | Losing-N.pdf |Nitrogen+Climate-Art.pdf ]

Topic 19:

Iron and Biogeochemical Cycles - [ PPT | IRON-Hypothesis.pdf | link ]

Topic 20-22:

Oceanic Short Term Climate Variability and Marine Ecosystem -

ENSO and Pacific Decadal Oscillation - [ PPT 20 | PDO_Ecosystems | PDO_Physics]
North Atlantic Oscillation - [ PPT 21 | NAO Table | NAO_Ecosystems | NAO_Physics]
Warming Trend and Coastal Marine Ecosystems - [ Reading on Ecosystems and Climate ]

Topic 23 :

Marine Habitats and Ecology (Book: chapter 13) - [ PPT ]

Topic 24 :

The Open Ocean and Deep Sea Floor Ecosystems
Shallow and Coastal Ecosystems
(Book: chapter 13 and 15/16) - [ PPT ]

Topic 25 :

Shallow Water and Coastal processes  (Book: chapter 11-12) - [ PPT ]

Topic 26:

Shorelines and Alongshore Transport (Book: chapter 11-12) - [ PPT | Lab PPT ]

FINAL EXAM REVIEW : Week of December 8-12

Practice previous exams - [ exams ]


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