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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 19-Feb  
Chapter 5: Chemistry of Seawater: Salts, Gases and Nutrients 26-Feb Residence Time Exercise
Chapter 6: Structure and Motion of the Atmosphere 4-Mar  
Chapter 7: Ocean Structure and Circulation 23-Mar  
Chapters 8: Waves: Swells to Tsunamis 6-Apr Wave/Tide Exercise
Chapter 9: Tides: "Waves" Raised by the Sun and Moon 13-Apr  
Chapter 10: Land and Sea: Coasts, Beaches and Estuaries 20-Apr Estuary Exercise
Chapter 11: Life in the Ocean 29-Apr  
Chapter 12: Plankton and Productivity 4-May  
Chapter 13: Nektonic Organisms tba  
Chapter 14: Benthic Organisms tba  
Chapter 15: Marine Environmental Issues tba  
Chapter 16: Climate Change and the Ocean 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: Energy Budget Model (class code: 93621) 29-Feb-2016 7-Mar-2016
Exercise 3: Tsunami/Storm Surge Exercise (submit in Etudes) 21-Mar-2016 4-Apr-2016

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 8-Apr-2016 15-Apr-2016
Assignment 2: First Abstract tba tba
Assignment 3: Revised Abstract tba tba