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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 IN-CLASS QUESTIONS

Questions for In-Class Discussion

  • Each of these questions will be considered in class.
  • Think about answers to the questions before class and come prepared to discuss them.
  • Some of the questions are intended to be rhetorical, or present challenges outside the immediate scope of the class.


 
Seawater Chemistry

Date: November 1/3




1. Q. Does the saltiness of seawater vary? 
A.
Q. What makes seawater salty?
A.
2. Q. Where does the salt come from? 
A.
Q. Is the ocean getting saltier?
A.
3. Q. Do the components of seawater all behave similarly?
A.
4. Q. How variable is the composition of salts in seawater? 
A.
5. Q. Which gases are dissolved in seawater? 
A.
6. Q. What role do the gases play in sustaining life in the ocean? 
A.
7. Q. Can the salt be removed from seawater? 



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