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Slide 1: OCEANS AND MAN MSCI 210 Instructor: Dr. Virginia Shervette Office - PHRC 206B Office Hours - MWF 9:30-11:00 or by appointment Phone- 777-3967 Email- shervette@sc.edu Meeting Time: TTH 11:-12:15 Class Location: Calcott 011 Text: Garrison, T. 2006. Essentials of Oceanography . 4th ed., Thompson Brooks/Cole, Belmont, California. 368 pp. (ISBN 0-495-01175-4) Used copies of the 3rd edition are also acceptable. Slide 2: No cell phones (put ringer on vibrate and do not text message during class ) No IPODS (keep in bags and turned off) Pay attention and take notes (do not conduct private conversations with neighbors during lecture) Slide 3: Oceanography is an Interdisciplinary Science Understanding complex oceanographic processes requires knowledge from more than one discipline…. Physical Oceanography Chemical Oceanography Biological Oceanography Geological Oceanography Numerous Social and Business Sciences This course is not (just) about FISH or DOLPHINS or WHALES. I will use technical terms like THERMOHALINE and TECTONIC and HOMEOSTASIS!! I do not expect that you will become marine scientists, but in return you must understand that this IS a science course and will be taught as such. However, this is a non-majors Marine Science class, and I will keep this in mind throughout the course.
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Slide 4: My Goals for This Course ¾ To develop your understanding of basic scientific concepts in oceanography and how they relate to the human society ¾ To show the importance of the marine environment in the functioning of Earth’s ecosystems and to society ¾ To enable you to evaluate issues in marine science that you will encounter in daily life Slides 5-6: See syllabus Slide 7: AREA = 361.1 million km2 (139.1 million mi2) VOLUME = 1,370 million km3 (329 million mi3) Average DEPTH = 3,796 m (12,451 ft) Average TEMPERATURE = 3.9° C (39.0° F) Average SALINITY = 34.482 g kg-1 (ppt) AGE = ca. 4 billion years FUTURE = Uncertain! Slide 8: Global Distribution of Ocean and Land Areas What general trend do you notice in this slide of the global distribution of ocean and land areas?
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Slide 9: What does this graph tell us? Slide 10: What is this figure telling us?
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Slide 11: Slide 12: Pacific Ocean Discovered by Vasco de Balboa in 1513 (pacific = tranquil) Magellan - first European to complete transpacific voyage (Polynesians had been doing it for over 2000 years!) Pacific Ocean covers 1/3 of the Earth’s surface Surrounded by the “ Ring of Fire ” - volcanic activity Hawaiian Islands rise 10.6 km (Mt. Everest = 8.84 km) Largest surface area Average width = 13,000 km Largest Volume (twice as large as Atlantic or Indian Oceans) Average Depth = 4.2 km (deepest = 11 km)
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