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Paul D Quay
OCEAN 200
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Oceanography

Description of the oceans. Emphasis on relations of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics in marine environments. Examination of relationships and interactions at macro-, meso-, and microscales in the ocean. Intended for science majors. Offered: Sp.

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We learn how the ocean works. The processes that control basic characteristics of the ocean (e.g., sea level, earthquakes, currents, plankton, food chains) are presented. The impact of climate change on the ocean is discussed. Puget Sound serves to illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of oceanography and impact that human activity has on the ocean and vice versa.

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Last Update by Paul D Quay
Date: 03/25/2013