Introduction to Oceanography

 

Week

Day and date

Subject

Chapter

Lab

Assignments due

1

Tues, 3/30

Wed, 3/31, 6.30om

Fri, 4/2

Oceanus

Video: Blue Planet 1 & 2, LH

Origins of Earth and the oceans

1, 2, 3

"Pulling the Plug" GreatHead/Goreham Mountain, Cadillac Cliffs

2

Tues, 4/6

Wed, 4/7, 6.30pm

Fri, 4/9

Sedimentology

Video: Blue Planet 3 & 4, LH

Physics of the Ocean (1)

4, 5

Oceanographic measurements - CTDs, tows etc.

Meet @1300hrs, COA dock, Boat trip

3

Tues, 4/13

Weds, 4/14, 6.30pm

Fri, 4/16 (SKT away)

Ocean Chemistry

Video: Blue Planet 5 & 6, LH

TA mini-lecture; Oceanog. @ COA

6

Using GIS in Oceanog., Tora Johnson in GIS Lab

problem set 1 due

4

Tues, 4/20

Tues, 4/21, 6.30pm

Fri, 4/23

Physics of the Ocean (2)

Video: Blue Planet 7 & 8, LH

Currents

7-8

Lab deferred until Saturday 4/24

Saturday 4/24

SIGN UP SHEET: Daytrip to Saint John, New Brunswick to Reversing Falls. Stay tuned for departure times

5

Tues, 4/27

Weds, 4/28, 6.30pm

Fri, 4/30

TA lecture - Waves

Video: Antarctica 1, LH

Tides

9-10

Oceanographic measurements II - CTDs, tows etc. Meet @ 1300hrs, COA dock Boat Trip , includes trip to Sullivan Falls

6

Tues, 5/4

Tues, 5/5, 6.30pm

Fri, 5/7

Ocean habitats

Video: Antarctica 2, LH

Polar Regimes

11-13

Estuaries. Boat trip, departs 1300hrs PROMPT from Whale Skull (shuttle to dock at Pretty Marsh) (HT1331, LT1931)

problem set 2 due

7

Tues, 5/11

Tues, 5/12, 6.30pm

Fri, 5/14

Biological oceanography

Video: People of the Sea, LH

Review of marine taxa

14-15

Beach Profiling 1: Sand Beach, departs 1300 hrs (Whale Skull) (Ht2039, LT 1423)

8

Tues, 5/18

Weds, 5/19, 6.30pm

Marine Ecosystems

Video: The most dangerous job...,LH

16

problem set 3 due

Fri, 5/21

SIGN UP SHEET: Overnight trip to Mount Desert Rock, departs COA dock 1000hrs prompt! (HT 1317,HT1913). We will spend the morning completing a third assessment of oceanographic conditions in Frenchman Bay, and then move onto MDR in the afternoon, probably landing around 2pm. Bad Weather cancels MDR, but NOT the morning trip (then regular class in afternoon)

Sat 5/22

Return from MDR, 1630hrs

9

Tues, 5/25

Fri, 5/31

Other unique ocean environments

Ocean resources and Fisheries

17

Beach Profiling: Indian Point, departs 1110hrs (Whale Skull) HT1833, LT1218

10

Tues, 6/1

Fri, 6/4

Environmental Concerns

Summary

18

No assigned lab

problem set 4 due