G105-Syllabus-SP2012

G105-Syllabus-SP2012 - ATM OCN 105, GEOL 105 INTRODUCTION...

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ATM OCN 105, GEOL 105 INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY Spring, 2012 SYLLABUS On the web at learnuw.wisc.edu Instructor: Prof. Harold Tobin Office: Weeks Hall, Rm 121 Phone: 265-5796 E-mail: htobin@wisc.edu Office hrs: 1:00-3:00, Th, or by appointment (best time is right after class) Lab Instructor: Nathan Andersen Office: Weeks Hall, Rm A454 E-mail: nandersen@wisc.edu Office hours: Tuesday 2-4 pm, by appointment, walk-ins welcome Class Times & Locations Lecture: 12:05 – 12:55 p.m., Tues. & Thurs. in Room AB20, Weeks Hall Lab 301: 1:20-3:15 p.m., Thurs. (Rm A230, Weeks Hall) Lab 302: 9:55-11:50 a.m., Thurs. (Rm A230, Weeks Hall) Lab 303: 12:05-2:00 p.m., Fri. (Rm A230, Weeks Hall) Final Exam: Friday, May 18, 7:45 – 9:45 a.m, same location as lectures Why Oceanography? Here in Wisconsin, so far from the sea, it is easy to forget that 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the ocean. We live on an ocean planet and it affects our lives – even here – deeply and in many remarkable ways. The story of life on Earth, our climate, weather, food, and even geology and plate tectonics is all really dominated by the story of the oceans. Incredibly, less than a hundred years ago, no one had any idea what lay at the bottom of the ocean, nor in the water of the deep sea, though explorers and traders ranged far around the globe. The oceans are
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