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Learning Objectives and Study Questions

The documents below include learning objectives and study questions for each week's lesson as well as any supporting documents for a given week. If you understand the facts and ideas that underlie the study questions you will be well prepared for our in-class activities and exams. Because these documents are PDF files you will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) on your computer to view them.

Learning Objectives and Study Questions

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Supporting Documents

Chapter 1: Earth and its Waters 27-Jan  
Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics and the Origins of Ocean Basins 3-Feb  
Chapter 3: Seafloor Features and Marine Sediments 10-Feb  
Chapter 4: Physical Properties of Water 17-Feb  
Chapter 5: Chemistry of Seawater: Salts, Gases and Nutrients tba Residence Time Exercise
Chapter 7: Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere tba  
Chapter 8: Ocean Circulation and Density Structure tba  
Chapters 9: Ocean Surface Currents tba  
Chapter 10: Waves: Swells to Tsunamis tba Wave/Tide Exercise
Chapter 11: Tides: "Waves" Raised by the Sun and Moon tba  
Chapter 12: Land and Sea: Coasts, Beaches and Estuaries tba Estuary Exercise
Chapter 13: Marine Environmental Issues tba  
Chapter 14: Oceanic Environments for Life tba  
Chapter 15: Oceanic Productivity tba  
Chapter 16: Planktonic Communities: Drifters tba  
Chapter 17: Nektonic Communities: Free Swimmers tba  
Chapter 18: Benthic Communities: Bottom Dwellers tba  

Homework Exercises

The assignments below are available as either online exercises from Virtual Courseware or from the Hazard City CD on reserve in the library.

Homework Exercises

Date assigned

Date due

Exercise 1: Earthquake! (class code: 2367133) 8-Feb-2016 17-Feb-2016
Exercise 2: Global Warming-Energy Budget Model (class code: xxxxx) tba tba
Exercise 3: Tsunami/Storm Surge Exercise (submit answers in Etudes) tba tba

Writing Assignments

Each assignment below is linked to instructions for a part of the larger writing assignment. The instruction page includes examples, grading rubrics and links to the articles themselves.

Writing Assignment

Date Assigned

Date Due

Assignment 1: Outline tba tba
Assignment 2: First Abstract tba tba
Assignment 3: Revised Abstract tba tba