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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 starts and be prepared to discuss them.
  • Most relate directly to themes in the text, where answers can be found.
  • Some of the questions are intended to be rhetorical, or present challenges outside the immediate scope of the class.

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


1.
Q. Where does water occur on Earth?
A.
Q. How much of Earth's water do the ocean's contain?
A.
2.
Q. How smooth is the surface of the Earth?

3. Q. Many Pacific islands are geographically remote. How where they first found?
A.
Q. Where is New Zealand? When was New Zealand first colonized by humans?
A.
4. Q. How has ocean navigation changed over the past 2000 years?
A.
Q. What technological developments have contributed to these changes?
A.
5. Q. Where, when and why were ocean currents first mapped in detail?
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Q. Which famous american scientist co-authored the first map of currents? 
A.
6.
Q. At which pole is there a continent?
A.
Q. How fast does polar ice move?
A,
7. Q. How long could you survive slowly drifing in pack ice?
A. 


 
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