ENVR 228


Prerequisite: Not open to first-year students. Introduction to the geological, chemical, physical, and ecological aspects of the world's oceans. Topics include the origin and structure of coastlines and ocean basins; properties and constituents of seawater; tides, waves, currents, and circulation patterns; air-sea interactions and ocean-climate dynamics; and life in the ocean. Emphasis will be placed on the climatic and environmental importance of the ocean. V.8ab