ES331 Introduction to Oceanography
Class Syllabus (Adobe Acrobat Format)
ES331 Fall 2005 Class Syllabus
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Final Grades (updated 12/12/05)
The class notes are organized according to their order of occurrence throughout the term. They are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) Format. Acrobat Reader is invoked as a plug-in within the web browser environment. It is available on most machines at WOU. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free by returning to Taylor's Home Page
Exam study guides will be included as the term progresses. Please check future postings as exam time approachesIntro Figures
Intro to Map Figures
Introduction to Oceanography and Earth System Science
Review of Key Physics Concepts
Geology / Plate Tectonics Overview
Marine Provinces and Sediment Sources
Relative Sea Level Figures
Physiography of Seafloor Figures
Ocean Sediment Figures
Physics and Chemistry of Oceans
Chemistry In-Class Concentration Problems
Marine Stable Isotopes and Paleoclimatology
Mass Spectrometry - How it Works
Milankovich Orbital Cycles - Summary Diagram
Atomosphere-Ocean Linkage (Air-Sea Interaction)
Ocean Current Figures
Understanding Weather Video Exercise
Coastal Processes (waves, tides, morphology)
Tide and Wave Process Figures
Powerpoint Slide Shows to Accompany Class Notes
Class Homework Assignments
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Lab Exercise Notes and In-Class Exercises
Lab Equation List
Unit Conversion Reference
Introductory Video Exercise ("Understanding Oceans")
Global Ocean Geography Exercise
Week 1 Lab Exercise Notes
In-Class Contouring / Bathymetry Exercise
In-Class Intro to Data Analysis Exercise
In-Class Intro to Chemistry Exercise
Midterm Project Reading Assignment
Anderson et al., 2001 Reading
Komar, 1998 Reading
Komar, 1992 Reading
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Lab / Exercise Answer Keys
Key to Intro to Data Analysis
Key to In-Class Contouring Exercise
Lab 1 Key- Bathymetry Answer Key
Lab 2 Key- Marine Maps and Charts
Correction to Lab 2 - Problem 3d
Lab 3 Key- Seafloor Spreading / Tectonics
Lab 4 Key- Geography of Oceans
Lab 5 Key- Ocean Sediment
Lab 6 Key- Seismic Profiling
Lab 7 Key- Sea Water Temperature and Salinity
Ocean Chemistry Problem Set Key
Lab 8 Key- Analysis of Water Masses
Lab 9 Key- Ocean Currents
Lab 10 Key- Tides
Lab 11 Key- Waves
Lab 12 Key- Beach Erosion
General Guide to Studying Physical Science
Quiz 1 Study Guide
Mid-Term Study Guide
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Final Exam Study Guide