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Series of questions focusing on key components of each topic

TOPICS
How the class is divided into broader themes
Preamble and Introductory 
Themes
Part I: Geologic/ Geographic Framework, Ocean Constituents/ Structure
Part II:
Ocean/ Atmosphere Interactions, Dynamic Processes in the Ocean
Part III:
Fringes of the Ocean, Life in the Oceans, Environmental Issues

 
G131 LEARNING PROMPTS

Reflective Questions as Learning Prompts

  • At intervals through the class, there will be an opportunity to discuss these questions with your neighbor.
  • The aim is to reinforce understanding of critical concepts.
  • Ask questions if you have doubts about the answers to these questions based on preceding materials presented in class.

 
Seawater Chemistry
Date: November 1/3


1. Q. Why is seawater salty?
A.
Q. What critical components contribute to the saltiness of seawater?
A.
Q. What are the significant sources and sinks of seawater salts?
A.
2.
Q. How variable is the composition of seawater salts?
A.
Q. What constituents of seawater (salts and gases) are critical for biology?
A.
Q. How do dissolved salts affect the chemical behavior of seawater?
A.


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