EOSC 372: Introductory Oceanography: Circulation and Plankton

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Course Overview 

Physical and chemical processes and their controls on the distribution of plankton in the ocean. 


  • Why Study Oceanography 

  • What is Seawater? What are Phytoplankton? 

  • Light Availability for Phytoplankton 

  • Basic Forces and Tides 

  • Nutrients ant Nutrient Cycles 

  • Vertical Transport and the use of Nutrients 

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