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Chapter 1 Study Guide - Chapter 1. Knowing the Ocean World...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1. Knowing the Ocean World General information mixed in with a history that is somewhat rambling. The important stuff is that which deals with determining where you are on Earth so that you can start understanding how the whole thing operates. 1.1. Intro 1.2. Earth is an ocean world - good source for general stats about size of ocean 1.3. Use the logic of science - Garrisons attempt at explaining science. Handout on systems theory is closer to reality 1.4. -1.6 History - skim 1.7 Eratosthenes - Earth is a sphere and you need trig to study it. 1.8. Box 1.1. Longitude and Latitude - no computations on test but concepts important 1.9 - 1.14 More history - skim 1.15 Determination of Longitude w/ Harrison chronometer 1.16 - 1.19 Even more history - skim 1.20 Challenger expedition...1st real ocean science 1.21 Military application - vastly more stuff that text begins to mention 1.22 - 1.27 Misc - skim Chapter 2. Origins This is a very short chapter but gets to the larger or cosmic view. The elements needed for water and water itself seems to be common in the universe. For example, comets are mostly ice. But, Earth is the only planet that actually has liquid water on its surface. Why not the other planets? 2.1. Intro 2.2. Formed from star materials - big bang...where Hydrogen comes from 2.3. Galaxies - skim 2.4.Stars make Heavy Elements - where oxygen, carbon, nitogen, and phosphorous come from.......
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course OCS 1006 taught by Professor Carney during the Spring '11 term at LSU.

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Chapter 1 Study Guide - Chapter 1. Knowing the Ocean World...

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