OCE 3001 Oceanography 3
BOT 2010, ZOO 1010, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, MAC 1105, and PHY 2053.
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 4008 Global Climate Change:
Oceanic/Atmospheric Interactions 3
BSC 2311, BSC 2311L, GEO 3250, GEO 3250L.
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 4265 Remote Sensing of Oceans 3
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.