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22 févr. 2014 (il y a 3 années et 3 mois)

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EAS4300


Introduction and overview

(week 1)


Topic 1 (August 20):

Manu

Introduction to Oceanography

(ocean and climate, ocean's resources, ocean and humans)


Topic 2 (August 22):

Manu

(
assign homework #1,

ocean explortation Manu/Taka
)

What is the best way to observe the ocean?

(observing programs and technology)
-

[ PPT ]

References: Chapter 1 of Textbook.


Topic 3 (August 24):

Cobb

Early Earth, Oceans, & Life

(discovering the origin of life on earth)
-

[ PPT ]

References: Chapter
1
-
2 of Textbook


Marine geology and geophysics

(week 2
-
3)


Topic 4 (August 27
):

Manu

Ocean floor physiography

(The inner shells of the Earth and Seismograpy)
-

[ PPT | EarthScope.ppt ]

References: Book: chapter 3
-
4 , Isostacy
-
Buoyancy
-
notes.doc


Topic #
5 (August 29
):
Manu

(
assign homework #
2,

plate tectonics and marine sedimentation
-

Manu
)

Plate Tectonic and the origin of ocean basins

-

[ PPT ]

References: Book: chapter 3
-
4


Topic #6 (August 31
) :

Bathymetry from space and its relevance to
oceanography

-

[ PPT ]

References: Book: chapter 3
-
4


Topic #7 (September 5
):

Taka


Sea Level Changes and Paleoceanography

-

[ PPT ]

Reading assignments:

* Palaeoceanography and sea
-
level changes, Chap. 6;


Topic #8 (September 7
):

Taka

(
assign homewor
k #
3,

sea level change
-

Taka
)

20th century sea level changes

-

[ PPT ]




Physical oceanography and climate dynamics

(week 4
-
8)


Topic #10 (September
10,
12, 14
):


Taka x3


Tank demonstration examples:

The Atmospheric Circulation

-

[ PPT ]


The effect
of rotation (T
-
P theorem)

The Atmospheric Circulation PART 2
-

[ PPT ]

Differentially heated annulus (Hadley)

The Atmospheric Circulation PART 3
-

[ PPT ]

Differentially heated annulus (Eddy)

(
Sept 14
assign homework #
4
atmospheric circulation


Taka/Manu
)


Special

Topic Lecture #11 (September 17
):

(Bracco guest lecture)

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

-

[ PPT ]


Topic #12 (September 19, 21
):

Taka



The Ocean General Circulation Theory

PART

I
-
II (Book: chapter 8)
-

[ PPT ]

(
assign homework #
5
ocean circulation


Taka/Manu
)


Topic #13 (September 24, 26
Taka


introduce the concept of the water mass age

The Thermohaline Circulation in the ocean

(

Book: chapter 8)
-

[ PPT ]


Topic

#14 (
September 28
):

Manu

(
assign homework #
5

thermoaline/ENSO


Taka/Manu)

Equatorial Circulation, ENSO and Indian Moonsoon

(

Book: chapter 8)
-

[ PPT]



Topic # 16 (October 1
):

Manu





Ocean Waves

-

[ PPT ]

Rossby and Kelvin Waves

-

[ PPT ]

(Book: chapter 9)


Topi
c #17 (October 3
):

Manu



Ocean Tides

(Book: chapter 9)
-

[ PPT ]


Topic #18 (special) (October 5):

Cobb

(
assign homework #
6
waves


Manu
)

Energy from ocean waves

-

[ PPT ]


Topic (special) #15 (October 8):

Manu

Midterm review


MIDTERM EXAM (covering material through Friday, October 10) :

Yisen


Midterm Exam October 12, 2011

(material will cover until wave excluded)




Topic (special) #15 (October 12): (
Cobb
)

Global Warming and IPCC

-

[ PPT | IPCC Summary ]

Additional Material:

40yr_OceansWarming.pdf





Chemical oceanography and geochemistry

(week 9
-
11)


Topi
c #19
-
20

(October 17
, 19
):

Taka

(
Oct 19
assign homework #
7


Taka
)


Ocean carbon cycle and c
limate



Part I: CO2 thermostat
, oxygen homeostat and carbonate pH
-
stat









Topic #21

(October
22
):

Taka


Ocean carbon cycle and c
limate



Part
II: Stable geologic carbon cycle
: O(millions of years and longer)




Faint young sun paradox





Volcanism, weathering and carbon burial


Topic #22

(October 24
):

Taka


Ocean carbon cycle and climate



Part III: Unstable glacial carbon

cycle
:

O(10,000 to 100,000 years)




Paleo records




Ocean car
bon pumps





Topic #23

(October 26
):

Taka

(
Oct 26
assign homework #
8


Taka
)


Present ocean carbon cycle and
global warming
:

O(100 years)



Stable or unstable?



Topic #9 (September 29
):

Taka

Marine Sedimentation and Gas Hydrates

-

[ PDF1 | PPT2 ]

References: Book: chapter 5


(This could potentially be moved to the chemistry section)


Topic #24
-
25

(October
31
, Nov 2
):

Taka

(
Oct 26
assign homework #
9



chemistry
-

Taka
)

Human impacts on ocean chemistry


Pollution, acidification and deoxygenation


Biological oceanography

(week 12
-
15)


Topic #26

(
November 5
)

Manu


Marine Ecology, Habitats and Organisms

(Book: chapter 13,15,16)


Topic #27
-
28 (November

7
, 9
):

Manu

(
Nov 9
assign homework #
10


climate and ecosystems
-

Manu
)

Oceanic Short Term Climate Variability and Marine Ecosystem



Topic
#29
-
30

(
November 1
2
, 14
)
:

Manu

The Open Ocean and Deep Sea Floor Ecosystems

Shallow and
Coastal Ecosystems

(Book: chapter 13 and 15/16)
-

[ PPT ]


Topic #31
-
32 (November
16
)
:

Manu
/

Taka

assign homework #
11


short essay on human impacts
-

Manu
)

Human impacts on marine ecosystem


Overfishing, habitat destruction or sustainable fishery


Topic
#33
-
34 (November 19, 21
) :

Manu

Marine Life Observing System
-

[ PDF ]


Topic #35
-
36 (November 26
) :

Gues
t x 2

Coral in Crisis (Guest Lecture by M. Hay)
-

[ PPT ]

Article from The Scientist
-

[ PDF ]


Topic #:

37 (November 28
)

Manu


Shallow Water and Coastal processes (Book: chapter 11
-
12)
-

[ PPT ]


Topic #:

38 (
November 30
)

Manu

(essay is due
)

assign homework #
12


coastal transports
-

Manu

Shorelines and Alongshore Transport (Book: chapter 11
-
12)
-

[ PPT | Lab PPT ]


Topic #: 39 (December
3,5,
7)

Manu
,

Review and F
inal
preparation

Physcial Ocean., Chemical Ocean., Biological Ocean. , Marine Geology et al.


FINAL EXAM REVIEW :
December 14