Introduction to Oceanography

EAS 4300/6124 SPRING 2021

Elba Island, FORNO
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[ Last year lectures from 2008 ]

Aug 18

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

Aug 20

Observing the Ocean - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: HW1 assigned

Aug 25

Early Earth, Oceans, & Life - [ PPT ]

Aug 27

Plate Tectonics I & Ocean floor physiography  - [ PPT ]
Additional Material: ETS.pdf , Quakes on other plantes.ppt, EarthScope.ppt
Isostacy-Buoyancy-notes.doc
2005 Tsunami Wave Indian Ocean - [ NOAA-GlobalOceanWave.mov ]
Preview of movie "The Core" -[ TheCore.mov | TheCore.asf ]

Student Activity: Early Life article - [ PDF ]

Sept 1

Plate Tectonics II - [ PPT ]
Additional Material: GeothermalHeating_OceanCirc.pdf , Volcanoes_Climate_Robock.pdf , ENSO_Volcano_Adams.pdf

Sept 3

Bathymetry from Space - [ PPT ]
Additional Material: Satellite Topography and Oceanography - [ PDF ]
Student Activity: HW1 due; Ocean mixing article assigned

Sept 8

Sea level changes through geologic time - [ 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 ]
Student Activity: Ocean mixing article - [ PDF ] ; HW2 assigned

Sept 10

20th century sea level changes - [ PPT

Sept 15

CE: Methane Hydrates & Energy - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: CE article - [ PDF | Supplement PDF

Sept 17

Atmospheric Circulation Part 1 - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: HW2 due

Sept 22

Atmospheric Circulation Part II
Student Activity: HW3 assigned

Sept 24

Guest lecture -- "Hurricanes and Climate Change"  - [ PDF ]
by Angela Fritz
Student Activity:
Atmos. Circ article

Sept 29

Ocean Wind Driven Circulation - [ PPT ]

Oct 1

Ocean Thermohaline Circulation - [ PPT ]
Midterm review - [ HTML ]
Student Activity: HW3 due

Oct 3

Fall Recess

Oct 8

MIDTERM

Oct 13

Ocean Waves - [ PPT ]
Ocean Waves Energy article - [ HTML ]

Oct 15

Tides - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: Midterm corrections

Oct 20

CE: Energy from Ocean Waves  - [ HTML ]
Student Activity: CE article

Oct 22

Fundamentals of Climate Change  - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: HW4 assigned

Oct 27

Paleoclimate  - [ PPT ]

Oct 29

MIDTERM 2

Nov 3

Carbon Cycle - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: Carbon Chemistry article

Nov 5

Ocean Production & Food Webs - [ PPT ]
Additional reading: Biogeochemical Controls and Feedbacks on
Ocean Primary Production - [ Biogeochem+Phyto.pdf ]

Nov 10

CE: Ocean Carbon Sequestration - [ PDF | HTML1 | HTML2 ]
Student Activity: CE article

Nov 12

Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Iron cycle - [ PPT1 | PPT2 ]

Nov 17

Climate & Ecosystem Variability  - [ PPT1 | PPT2 ]
ENSO and Pacific Decadal Oscillation - [ PDO_Ecosystems | PDO_Physics ]
North Atlantic Oscillation - [ NAO Table | NAO_Ecosystems | NAO_Physics ]
Student Activity: Warming Trend and Coastal Marine Ecosystems
- [ Reading on Ecosystems and Climate ]

Nov 19

Guest Lecture on Di Lorenzo's research

Nov 24

CE: Algal biofuels  - [ PPT ]
Student Activity: CE article - [ PDF1 | PDF2 ]

Nov 26

Thanksgiving

Dec 1

Shallow Water and Coastal Processes  - [ PPT1 | Lab PPT2 ]
Student Activity: HW4 due

Dec 4

Final Exam Review Session


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