Environmental Science 101
Oceanography Study Guide
After the "Oceanography" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
What is oceanography?
Briefly describe the major marine ecosystems.
What are ocean currents and how are they generated?
How is vertical circulation of ocean currents generated?
What is an Ekman Spiral?
What are waves? and how are they generated?
Describe the three major types of waves.
What are tides? and how are they generated?
Describe the major geologic features found in ocean basins.
What are marine biogeochemical cycles?