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Lecture 1: Class introduction, history of oceanography, early formation of the earth. Course Introduction We live on an ocean planet
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Marine Science / Oceanography Disciplines in oceanography – we will cover all of these in this course The nature of science
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History of Oceanography Voyaging begins Early Voyages Polynesian exploration started about 900 B.C. Around the same time period, the Vikings explored and colonized regions in the far north, including Greenland, Iceland and Newfoundland The Age of Discovery (in Europe) – 14 th -17 th
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Unformatted text preview: Centuries Voyaging for the purposes of SCIENCE James cook c ontributed to the early knowledge in oceanography First scientific voyages: i. HMS Beagle ii. US Exploring Expedition iii. The HMS Challenger HMS Challenger was the first major oceanographic expedition 20 th Century voyages How has oceanography changed since the Challenger? Bathymetry Surface temperatures Distribution of marine life Bottom sampling The Origin of the Earth Young Earth How did water and water vapor form on early Earth? Geologic Time...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course GEL 16 taught by Professor Hill,t during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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