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GEOS 161 - Oceanography

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
The oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. What role do they play in the earth system? This course will explore the geologic origins of the ocean basins and their physical dynamics before considering chemical and biological processes in marine systems. Topics include plate tectonics, ocean circulation, waves and tides, sea water chemistry, ecosystem productivity, climate change and societal interactions with the ocean.
Does this course require off campus field trips? Yes



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