Weekly Assignments for Oceanography

Please complete the thought questions for each assignment, to test your comprehension.

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Week Index: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Final exam

Week 1: March 29-April 2

 
Content:
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  • I.A:. History of Oceanography
  • I.B:. Earth formation, Earth Interior (R)
  • I.C:. Earth Interior (R)

Do this week:

 

  1. Reading Assignment
  2. Purchase course Lecture Helper and Lab Manual in bookstore, prior to first lab section meeting.

PreLab Assignments:

  1. Show up at your scheduled lab section
  2. If you are crashing, pick a section and show up. You will get a permanent section during the second week of class.
  3. Materials for first lab <link>

Week 2: April 5-9

 
Content:
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  • I.D: Physiography, (T)
  • I.E:. Plate tectonics (R)
Due at first lecture:
  1. Reading assignment

Due at beginning of your lab section:

 

  1. Pre-Lab #2 reading. "Observing the Earth" (in your lab book)
  2. Pre-Lab homework:
Week 3: April 12-16  
Content:
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  • I.E: Evidence for plate tectonics, (T)
  • writing about plate tectonics, (T)
  • Hawaiian volcanoes (R)
Due at first lecture of week:
  1.  Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #3 reading: "Supporting Plate Tectonics" (in your lab book).
  2. PreLab homework
Week 4: April 19-23  
Content:
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  • II.A: Properties of water, (T)
  • II.B: Atmosphere and atmospheric circulation,
  • II.C: Data relevant to atmospheric circulation
  • II.D: Surfact circulation
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #4 reading: "Atmospheric Circulation" (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Plate Tectonics position paper due: Plate tectonics position paper due at start of Thursday's lecture.<info>
Week 5: April 26-30  
Content:
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  • II.E: Ocean structure: (T)
  • II.F: Seawater and its composition (T)
  • II.G: Deep ocean circulation (R)
  • II.H: Ocean pollution (R)
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #5 reading: "Ocean Circulation" (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Links to Lab 5 Section Activities Lab 5 Activities
Week 6: May 3-7  
Content:
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  • II.I: Climate
  • II.J: Environmental issues related to human welfare.
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #6 reading: "Earth's Heat Budget and Climate" (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Link to Lab 6 Section Activities:

Lab 6 Activities

Week 7: May 10-14  
Content:
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  • III.A: Origin of ocean waves
  • III.B: Propagation of ocean waves
  • III.C: Effect of waves on the coastal zone
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #7 reading: "Waves, land and sea interactions, sediments and coastal processes (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Online presentation due: Online climate earth summit presentation outline due <info link>
Week 8: May 17-21  
Content:
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  •  IV.A: Biological zones, productivity, and nutrient distribution
  • IV. B: Fishing and sustainability
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #8 reading: "World Fisheries Playing the Fishing Game" (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Oceans/Climate paper due: Oceans and Climate Earth Summit position paper due at beginning of last lecture of this week. <info>
Week 9: May 24-28  
Content:
  • Begin review of reading
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
  2. Online thought questions (enter in EarthEd)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #9 reading: "World Fisheries, Final Earth Summit Conference (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Week 10: May 31-June 3  
Content:  
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignments
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Optional review session
Final Exam: Wednesday June 9: 12-3PM

last updated: May 7, 2004