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ESCI 121 - Oceanography

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
The ocean is critical for human societies:  It absorbs carbon dioxide emissions, provides food and natural resources, and its life generates half of the oxygen that we breathe. At the same time, ocean health is deteriorating and sea-level rise threatens coastal communities. In this course, we examine the physical, chemical, and biological building blocks of the ocean and how they are changing as a result of human activities. We use real oceanographic data as our window into processes including circulation, sea-level change, and acidification. We also explore case studies of ocean management to determine what can be done to create just and equitable solutions for ocean change in the 21st century. Laura Haynes.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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