This module provides students with an overview of the
geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes
of the world’s oceans as well as the role of the oceans in
global dynamics and principles behind ocean management.
The chemistry of the oceans will be covered and students
will be introduced to the components of ocean waters
(metals, gases, organic compounds, and nutrients);
biogeochemical cycles in oceanic systems. Chemical
and physical methods used in chemical oceanography;
analytical and instrumental techniques used to determine
density, salinity, chlorinity, dissolved oxygen, nutrients,
and components of the carbonate system will be taught.
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