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Introduction to Oceanography



This course provides an overview of oceanography – the chemical, biological, geological, and physical characteristics and patterns of oceans throughout the globe. Topics covered will include the physical and chemical properties of seawater, evolution of ocean basins, ocean-atmosphere interactions and cycles, multi-dimensional ocean circulation, and large scale fluctuations such as tides and waves. Additional work will include an investigation into patterns of sedimentation, plankton and primary productivity, and biogeochemical cycles. Specific emphasis will be placed on how ocean behavior and patterns is impacted by and impacts human development and coastal communities around the world.


Apr 8, 2024 — May 12, 2024

May 20, 2024 — Jun 23, 2024


Distance Education - Online

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