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: Jan. 3-7

 
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. Purchase textbook, course Lecture Helper and Lab Manual in bookstore. You will need it for the homework that is due next week.
  2. Reading Assignment

PreLab Assignments:

  1. Now lab this first week of classes
  2. First week homework <link>

Week 2: Jan 10-14

 
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: Jan 17-21  
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

Coming up:

  • Plate Tectonics Writing Assignment <link>
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #3 reading: "Supporting Plate Tectonics" (in your lab book).
  2. PreLab homework
Week 4: Jan 24-28  
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: Surface circulation
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
Writing Assignments:
  1. Plate Tectonics CPR Paper due (Mon 4 PM)
  2. Plate Tectonics CPR Reviews due: Sat. 23:59)
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Pre-Lab #4 reading: "Atmospheric Circulation" (in your lab book).
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Earth Data Links for Week 4 lab Various data needed to understand atmospheric circulation. <link>
Week 5: Jan 31-Feb. 4  
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
Writing Assignments:
  1. Monsoon CPR Paper due Feb 6, Monday 12PM
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: Feb. 7-11  
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
Writing Assignments:
  1. Monsoon CPR Reviews due Feb 10, Friday, 12PM
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: Feb.14-18  
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
Writing Assignments:
  1. Climate CPR Paper due Feb. 21, Mon, 12PM
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
Week 8: Feb. 21-25  
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
Writing Assignments
  1. Climate CPR Reviews due Feb 25, Fri, 12PM
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
Week 9: Feb. 28-Mar. 4  
Content:
  • Begin review of reading
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignment
Writing Assignments:
  1. Fisheries CPR Paper due Mar. 7, Mon. 12PM
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Meet at Marine Science Institute touch tank. Please print prelab document before lab.
  2. Pre-Lab homework
Week 10: Mar. 7-11  
Content:  
Due at first lecture of week:
  1. Reading assignments
Writing Assignments:
  1. Fisheries CPR Reviews due Mar. 11, Friday 12PM
Due at beginning of your lab section:
  1. Optional review session
Final Exam: Tuesday, Mar. 15, 8-11AM

last updated: March 2, 2005