An earth system science approach will be used to study the flow and transformation of water and energy; the physical and chemical properties of sea water; the patterns of ocean circulation; the marine ecosystem; and the interaction between the ocean and the hydrosphere atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere.
Emphasis will be placed on environmental issues, conservation and wise management of costal and marine resources. Real-world data is used to explore the ocean ecosystem.
3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours.
John Wood Community College: 1301 South 48th St. Quincy, IL 62305 Phone: 217-224-6500