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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.

 
Knowing the Ocean World: A History of Oceanography
Date: January 11 2007


1.
Q. What are the major reservoirs for water on Earth?
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Q. Are the amount in reservoirs constant, or do they change over time?
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Q. What determines the main characteristics of maps? How do they differ?
A. 
Q. How do they differ?
A.
Q. What conventions typically govern maps?
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2. Q. What developments in technology or equipment have been critical to ocean travel?
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Q. What were the principal motivations for these developments?
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Q. How did they contribute to a knowledge of the oceans?
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Q. What role did maps play in the development of an understanding of the scale of the oceans?
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3.
Q. In what ways were post-18th century oceanographic expeditions different from most earlier explorations?
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Q. Why is modern ocean science rooted in international co-operative ventures?



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