Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment - Geological Oceanography OCEA 5110   Geological Oceanography
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides a broad survey of geology and geophysics as they apply to the oceans. The course content covers methods and observations with quantitative applications to an understanding of marine geophysical and geological processes. The topics covered include the origin of ocean basins, plate tectonics, heat flow, gravity, and magnetics (1/3 of the course); patterns and processes of sediment transport and deposition, and the paleoceanographic reconstruction of past climates (2/3 of the course).
NOTES: No previous background in Geology or Geophysics is required for enrolled graduate students; however, such previous training will enhance student learning. Training in calculus and statistics will also prove to be advantageous.
FORMAT: Lecture
EXCLUSIONS: OCEA 4110.03, ERTH 4110.03