Oceanography   [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
   

SMS 302 - Oceanography


An overview of geological, chemical, physical and biological oceanography and the way they interact. Topics include plate tectonics and evolution of ocean basins, physical and chemical characteristics of sea water, atmosphere-ocean coupling, two- and three-dimensional ocean circulation, waves and tides, sedimentation, planktonic organisms, productivity, pelagic ecosystems, biological-physical coupling, and biogeochemical cycles.  Lec 3.

Prerequisites: CHY 122 and MAT 126 and PHY 112 or PHY 122 and SMS 100 all with a grade of C- or better, or permission.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3

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