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Syllabus
Spring 2011

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Date Lecture # Topic
Background Reading
PPT = PowerPoint file
Lecturer
M Mar 28 1 Introduction, Marine Science at OSU
Please REVIEW the COURSE WEB SITE!
PPT | Marine Science at OSU web site
Wright/Duncan
Guest speaker:
John F. Kennedy
W Mar 30 2 The Study of the Oceans | PPT Wright
F Apr 1 3 Shape of the Ocean Floor | PPT

Additional Resources:
NOAA Multibeam Animation | NOAA Sidescan Animation

Wright
M Apr 4 4 The Shifting Crust/Plate Tectonics | PPT
Today's Tunes: Fathoms Below | Under the Sea

Additional Resources:
Plate Tectonics Animation
Google Earth View Courtesy of Doug Toomey Lab, U. of O

Wright
W Apr 6 5 Creation, Aging, and Recycling of the Ocean Floor | PPT
Duncan
F Apr 8 6 Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and the Oregon Coast | PPT

Additional Resources:
NOAA Global Tsunami Animation
2011 Japan Tsunami Video

Biq Earthquake Coming Sooner than Thought (2009 Oregonian article, [probability of megaquake now up to 37% in next 50 years])

Duncan
M Apr 11
7 Hot Spots, Plumes, and Mass Extinctions | PPT

Additional Resources:
Mantle Convection Animation
Understanding mantle plumes with lava lamps (YouTube)

Duncan
W Apr 13
8 Origin and Distribution of Marine Sediments | PPT

Duncan
F Apr 15
9 Paleoceanography and Climate Change | PDF (WARNING: 30.7 Mb in size!) Guest speaker
Andreas Schmittner
M Apr 18 10 Properties of Seawater | PPT
Duncan
W Apr 20 -- STUDY GUIDE --
F Apr 22
11 Chemical and Physical Structure of the Oceans | PPT

Additional Resource:
Sounds in the Sea!

Duncan
M Apr 25 12 Ocean Acidification and Carbon-Cycle | PPT

Additional Resource:
Related special issue of Oceanography online

Today's Tune: Hawaii Five-0

Guest speaker
Jack Barth
W Apr 27 13 Ocean Surface Circulation | PPT
NASA web site
Coriolis movie
Upwelling/Hypoxia movie (best in Firefox)

Today's Tune: Swim
Guest speaker
Jack Barth
F Apr 29 14 Deep Ocean Circulation | PPT
Methane Hydrate movie
Gulf Stream "geoengineering" movie

Today's Tune: Pukaea (by Oceania)
Guest speaker
Jack Barth
M May 2 15 El Niño and La Niña | PPT
Pressure Demo
El Niño animation
El Niño animation/La Niña animation
La Niña animation
Wright
W May 4 16 Satellite Oceanography | PDF
Today's Tune: POTC Orchestra of One!

Additional Resources:
NASA's The Water Planet (WARNING: 305 Mb!!)
TOPEX satellite ground track animation (polar orbit, single track)
QuikSCAT satellite ground track animation (polar orbit, scannning swath)

Guest Speaker
Ted Strub
F May 6 17 Waves in the Ocean | PPT
Today's Tune: The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
Energy Demo
Wave motion animation | Wave refraction animation
Wright
M May 9 18 Waves cont. | PPT
Today's Tune: This is the Sea - the Waterboys

Oregon Coastal Atlas
OSU Wave Tank Movie

Additional Resources:
Tsunami animation
Hurricanes & Coastal Management

Wright
W May 11 19 Gliding Through Coastal Oceanography | PPT
Movie 1 | Movie 2 | Movie 3

Additional Resource:
Real-Time Glider Data
Guest Speaker
Kipp Shearman
F May 13 20 The Prince of Tides | PPT
Today's Tune: SpongeBob Pirates

Additional Resource:
Tidal cycle animation

Wright
M May 16 -- STUDY GUIDE
Today's Tune: Jaws
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W May 18 21 Ocean Wave Energy | PPT (33.8 Mb!)

Additional Resources:
Related OSU Press Release
Daily Astorian article (pdf)

Guest speaker
Ted Brekken
F May 20 22 Oregon Intertidal Communities | PPT
Today's Tune: Techno Pirates of the Caribbean

Oregon Coastal Atlas link
Common Species Handout

Oregon Field Guide: Tide Pool Features
Wright
Saturday
May 21
-- FIELD TRIP to OREGON COAST

Additional Resources:
Seal Rock State Park
OSU HMSC Summer Programs in Marine Science
OSU HMSC Marine Science Internships

Wright
M May 23 23 Biological Productivity/Ocean Ecosystems | PPT
Today's Tune: Into the Ocean - Blue October
Reminder: Evals of Instructors and TAs in labs this week

Wright
W May 25 24 Life in the Deep Blue | PPT
Today's Tune: Oceans - Pearl Jam

Additional Resources:
Giant squid link
Experience a whale dive (courtesy of FW 302)
Wright
F May 27 25 Coastal Zone Management | PPT
Today's Tune: Theme from The Cove

Additional Resources:
Wave Energy Research Center
Human Dimensions of Wave Energy Generation

Impacts on Beaches and Shorelines
Ocean Acidification
Changes in Upwelling
State Planning
Guest Speaker
Flaxen Conway
M May 30 -- MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY --
W Jun 1 26 Human Impacts and Ocean Uses | PPT Duncan
F Jun 3 27 Review for Final Duncan/Wright
Wednesday, June 8 -- FINAL EXAM
6:00-8:00 p.m., Gilfillan

The Goonies "R" Good Enough

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