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Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.

OCE-General Oceanography

OCE 3001 Oceanography . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BOT 2010, ZOO 1010, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, MAC 1105, and PHY 2053.
Intermediate discussion of marine environments from a multi-disciplinary approach. Includes the major chemical, geological, and physical characteristics and processes of the oceans and the way they influence the biological components found in different types of ecosystems.

OCE 4XXX Geological Oceanography . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: GLY 2010, GLY 2010L or GEO 1200, GEO 1200L or BSC 2311, BSC 2311L.
The study of the morphology, formation, and evolution of ocean basins; of the sediments in coastal, shelf, and pelagic environments; and biogeochemical cycling. Includes paleoceanography and the sedimentary history of the ocean basins.

OCE 4XX1 Chemical Oceanography . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046, CHM 2046L.
The chemical composition of the oceans and the physical, chemical, and biological processes governing this composition in the past and present. Topic covered include cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon, and oxygen, and processes of primary production, export production, remineralization, diagenesis, and air-sea gas exchange.

OCE 4XX2 Physical Oceanography . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: MAC 2311, MAC 2311L, PHY 2048, PHY 2048L or PHY 2053, PHY 2053L.
An introduction to concepts in physical oceanography. Topics include: observation of temperature, salinity, density, and currents; wind- driven and geostrophic currents/ density-driven circulation; upwelling; surface waves, tides, and internal waves; air/sea interaction; and waves and coastal processes.

OCE 4XX3 Global Climate Change: Oceanic/Atmospheric Interactions . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: BSC 2311, BSC 2311L, GEO 3250, GEO 3250L.
The role of the world ocean on climate in the present, past, and future. Causes and effects (like sea level change) of natural climate variability on time scales of millions to a few years. Interaction of ocean and atmosphere (greenhouse gases, currents, and wind). Discussions of impact of human activity and of future climate scenarios.

OCE 4XX4 Global Biogeochemical Cycles . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046, CHM 2046L.
The biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur; the atmosphere and oceans as reservoirs and reaction media; the fate of natural and artifical sources of carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur compounds; the interactions among the major biogeochemical cycles and global change; anthropogenic perturbation of the global carbon cycle and climate, greenhouse gases, acid rain and ozone depletion.

OCE 4XX5 Remote Sensing of Oceans . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Prerequisite: EVR 4023.
Provides a foundation in cartographic and remote sensing principles, and practical experience with remote sensing applications as they relate to the world's oceans. It examines basic concepts of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with earth. Remotely sensed images from sensors such as SeaWiFS, AVHRR, and Topex/Poseidon will be discussed. Exercises will cover ocean color, sea surface temperature altimetry, and sea ice.