Marine Science 401: Principles of Oceanography Spring 2003

Professor W. Sean Chamberlin, Ph.D.

Schedule of Lectures and Activities (subject to change as course progresses)

Time

 

Activity

   

Tasks

   

Lecture

Lab/Field Trip

Description

 

Week 1: Physical and Optical Oceanography

Read Chapters 1,2,5,8

Take WebCT Quiz 1

Monday

28-April

0900-1200

Orientation to BMSC

     
 

1330-1700

Introductions

 

Group activity

 
 

1900-2100

Free

 

Get comfortable!

 

Tuesday

29-April

0900-1200

The Big Picture

 

Lecture-discussion

Lecture notes

 

1330-1700

The Big Picture

 

Lecture-discussion

Lecture notes

 

1900-2100

The Big Picture

 

Video: The Living Sea

Discussion

Wednesday

30-April

0900-1200

Physical Processes

Field trip aboard vessel

CTD Survey

Lecture notes

 

1330-1700

Physical Processes

Computer lab

Data analysis

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Physical Processes

 

Data discussion

Discussion

Thursday

1-May

0900-1200

Physical Processes

 

Lecture-discussion

Lecture notes

 

1330-1700

Physical Processes

Wet lab

Experimental water columns

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Bio-Optical Processes

 

Journal Articles

Discussion

Friday

2-May

0900-1200

Optical Processes

Field trip aboard vessel

PNF-300

PRR-600

Field notebook

 

1330-1700

Optical Processes

 

Data analysis computer lab

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Physical-Optical Processes

 

Data Discussion

Field notebook

Saturday

3-May

0830-1700

Coastal Processes

Beach Hike: TBA

Team building!

Field notebook

Sunday

4-May

 

Read! Study! Think about projects!

Library

   

Week 2: Chemical and Biological Oceanography

Read Chapter 3,4,6,7

Take WebCT Quiz 2

Monday

5-May

0900-1200

Chemical Processes

 

Lecture-discussion

Lecture notes

 

1330-1700

Chemical Processes

Wet lab

Nutrients and chlorophyll

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Chemical Processes

 

Video: The Blue Sea

Discussion

Tuesday

6-May

0900-1200

Biological Processes

Field trip aboard vessel

CTD, Water sampling

Field notebook

 

1330-1700

Biological Processes

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample analysis

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Biological Processes

Microscope lab

Plankton Systematics

Field notebook

Wednesday

7-May

0900-1200

Biological Processes

ROV survey aboard Alta

Survey using ROV

Lecture notes

 

1330-1700

Biological Processes

Computer lab

Video analysis

Lecture notes

 

1900-2100

Biogeochemical Processes

 

Journal articles

Discussion

Thursday

8-May

0900-1200

Biological Processes

Computer lab

Data analysis

Field notebook

 

1330-1700

Biological Processes

Computer lab

Data analysis

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Biological Processes

 

Data discussion

Discussion

Friday

9-May

0900-1200

Project Proposal Presentations

 

Present Project Ideas

Oral Presentations

 

1330-1700

Team meetings

 

Logistics, questions

Field notebooks

 

1900-2100

Free

     

Saturday

10-May

0900-1100

EXAM ONE

 

In class

 

Sunday

11-May

 

Bibliographic Research

Library

   

Week 3: Student Projects

Read relevant journal articles

Take WebCT Quiz 3

Monday

12-May

0900-1200

Sampling Plan and Preparation

 

Discuss sampling plan

 
 

1330-1700

 

Wet lab

Prepare sample bottles and instruments

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Scientific Goals

 

Discussion

Field Notebook

Tuesday

13-May

0830-1200

Station 1

Field Trip aboard Barkley Star

ROV, CTD, Optics

Field Notebook

 

1330-1730

Station 1

Field Trip Aboard M/V Alta

Water sampling, trawls

Field Notebook

 

1900-2100

Station 1

Vessel TBD

Zooplankton collections

Field Notebook

Wednesday

14-May

0830-1200

Station 2

Field Trip aboard Barkley Star

ROV, CTD, Optics

Field Notebook

 

1330-1730

Station 2

Field Trip Aboard M/V Alta

Water sampling, trawls

Field Notebook

 

1900-2100

Station 2

Vessel TBD

Zooplankton collections

Field Notebook

Thursday

15-May

1900-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

Field Notebook

Friday

16-May

0900-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

Field Notebook

Saturday

17-May

0900-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

Field Notebook

Sunday

18-May

   

Computer lab

Data reduction

Field Notebook



Week 4: Student Projects

Read relevant journal articles

Take WebCT Quiz 4

Monday

19-May

Victoria Day

Tuesday

20-May

0830-1200

Station 1

Field Trip aboard Barkley Star

ROV, CTD, Optics

Field Notebook

 

1330-1730

Station 1

Field Trip Aboard M/V Alta

Water sampling, trawls

Field Notebook

 

1900-2100

Station 1

Vessel TBD

Zooplankton collections

Field Notebook

Wednesday

21-May

0830-1200

Station 2

Field Trip aboard Barkley Star

ROV, CTD, Optics

Field Notebook

 

1330-1730

Station 2

Field Trip Aboard M/V Alta

Water sampling, trawls

Field Notebook

 

1900-2100

Station 2

Vessel TBD

Zooplankton collections

Field Notebook

Thursday

22-May

1900-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

Field Notebook

Friday

23-May

0900-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

Field Notebook

Saturday

24-May

0900-1100

EXAM TWO

 

In class

Field Notebook

 

1330-2100

 

Wet lab, computer lab

Sample/data workup

 

Sunday

25-May

   

Computer lab

Data reduction

Field Notebook


Week 5: Data Analysis and Interpretation

Read relevant journal articles

Take WebCT Quiz 5

Monday

26-May

0900-1200

Preliminary data analysis

 

Lecture-discussion

 
 

1330-1700

Preliminary data analysis

Computer lab

Data analysis

Field Notebook

 

1900-2100

Special Topics: Physical Processes

 

Journal Articles

Discussion

Tuesday

27-May

0900-1200

Preliminary data analysis

 

Lecture-discussion

Field notebook

 

1330-1700

Preliminary data analysis

Computer lab

Data analysis

Field notebook

 

1900-2100

Special Topics:

Optical Processes

 

Journal Articles

Discussion

Wednesday

28-May

0900-1200

Preliminary data discussion

 

Discussion

Field Notebook

 

1330-1700

Preliminary data discussion

 

Data writeup

 
 

1900-2100

Special Topics:

Chemical Processes

 

Journal Articles

Discussion

Thursday

29-May

0900-1200

Physical-Optical Discussion

 

Discussion

Field Notebook

 

1330-1700

Physical-Optical Discussion

 

Data writeup

Lecture/Discussion

 

1900-2100

Special Topics: Biological Processes

 

Journal Articles

Discussion

Friday

30-May

0900-1200

Chemical-Biological Discussion

 

Lecture-Discussion

Field notebooks

 

1330-1700

Chemical-Biological Discussion

 

Lecture-Discussion

Field notebooks

 

1900-2100

The Big Picture

 

Discussion

Field Notebook

Saturday

31-May

0900-2100

Rough draft due by 2100

     

Sunday

1-June

 

Work on presentations

     


Week 6: Project Presentations

Read Chapter 9

Take WebCT Quiz 6

Monday

2-June

0900-2100

Work on papers

   

Field Notebook

Tuesday

3-June

0900-2100

Final Paper due by 2100

   

Paper

Wednesday

4-June

0900-2100

Work on Presentations

     

Thursday

5-June

0900-1700

Oral and Poster Presentations

   

Presentations

Friday

6-June

 

FINAL EXAM

PRACTICUM

 

In class

In lab