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ENVR 228

Oceanography
CR: 
4.0

Prerequisite: One course in BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, or PHYS. 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