GEO/OC 103 Exploring the Deep: Geography of the

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GEO/OC 103
Exploring the Deep:
Geography of the World’s Oceans
Today’s Tune:
from the soundtrack of
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Lectures MWF
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
Gilfillan Auditorium
4 credits
Oregon State Oceanography
• One of the best in the nation
– Research productivity
– National/international reputation
– COAS ranked as high as 5th nationally
• Biological, chemical, geological, physical,
geophysical, marine resource
management (MRM), atmospheric
sciences
• Climate Change Research Institute
OSU Oceanography cont.
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Hatfield Marine Science Center
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Consortium on Ocean Leadership
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Academy of Sciences Ocean
Studies Board
• National Oceanic & Atmospheric
Administration or NOAA!
www.coas.oregonstate.edu/marineportal
Required Book
“Exploring the Deep:
GEO/OC 103 Lab Manual”
Available in OSU Bookstore.
Each student needs his/her own copy.
Optional Book
“Invitation to Oceanography”
(5th edition)
by Paul Pinet
On reserve for FREE in library or
available in OSU Bookstore.
Labs
( labs start NEXT week in Wilk 210 )
• Teaching Assistants
– Jenna Halsey
– Kelvin Raiford
– Kate Sherman
– Brian Wilson
– Katie Woollven
• Check course site or catalog for your lab time!
• Learn your TA’s name from schedule,
introduce yourself at first meeting
Key Locations
Gilfillan
Wilkinson
COAS Admin
Library
NO LABS THIS WEEK
in Lab . . .
Work with real oceanographic data
Work with a geographic
information system
(GIS), a hot technology!
Lab 9:
Required Field Trip to Oregon Coast
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Bookmark this site!!!
http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/oceans
This web site is your syllabus !!!
What Will I Learn?
• NOT very much about whales and fishes!
• Formation of the world’s oceans and
ocean basins
• Tsunamis and major earthquakes along
the Oregon coast
• Volcanic activity in the Cascades and just
off the Oregon coast
• Currents and ocean circulation
What Will I Learn?
• Chemistry of sea water and underwater
hot springs
• Waves and tides
• El Niño and La Niña
• Biology of the oceans, from one-celled
organisms to whales
• Protecting the oceans and coasts
• Climate change, global warming… and
more!
This class may NOT be for you if you can
answer YES to any of the following:
• “I don’t expect to attend class very often.”
• “Large, general education classes should not
require me to study very hard.”
• “I am a graduating senior, am really tired of
school, and need one last, easy science
requirement.”
• “Science is lame! I’m just doing this to satisfy a
requirement.”
• “I hate the computer and don’t think it’s worth
learning how to use. Professors should not
require students to use a computer.”
This class will be GREAT for you if you can
answer YES to many of the following:
• “I’m really interested in the Earth and am willing
to apply myself to learn about it.”
• “I‘m scared of math, but willing to try.”
• “I am willing to attend lectures, and go to every
lab section, because I know that I will learn more
if I do.”
• “I’m worried about the future of the environment
and would like to know how to interpret the
claims of scientists.”
• “I appreciate professors who use computer and
communications technology because it improves
the class.”
You should certainly take this class if you can
answer YES to any of the following:
• I’m really worried, concerned, or even angry about:
– marine pollution…
– global warming, hurricanes, tsunamis…
– over-fishing of important fish species…
– the Earth’s physical resources being overused…
A Good Learning Environment
• Class attendance is KEY!
• Class attendance for the ENTIRE class
period is KEY!
• Please don’t hold conversations or walk out
in the middle of class
• This class is not only about oceanography
– Training for life and work AFTER college
• Atmosphere of mutual respect
A Special Note to Athletes . . .
• “It’s from my father,” Manning says, “he
instilled a work ethic in me. I think he meant
it for academics, not football, because he
never pressured me in that direction. I just
translated it to football.”
ESPN.com, “The Son Also Rises”, article by Dave Goldberg, Associated
Press
Lecture Format
• *notes provided as text and as PPT
– text that appears on slides w/ SOME
supplements
• curse & blessing
– info all there but don’t space out
– challenge yourself & us w/questions and
discussion
• Different learning styles
GEO/OC 103: “Da Rules”
 Attend class (on time) and STAY the entire class period.
 Read through a lab BEFORE your lab period.
 Save eating for spaces outside the classroom (and clean
up).
 Participate. If you don’t understand something, ask. I can
guarantee…absolutely… that if you don’t understand
something, there are a dozen other people in the room, at
least, that share that confusion.
 Be respectful of the other people in the room..(no phones,
no newspapers, no conversations, careful with laptops!)
 Remember that while you paid tuition for this class, so did
the people around you.
 It’s a community.
GEO/OC 103: “Da Rules” (cont.)
• In-class work: only gets done that day, we don’t make it up.
• Labs: show up, ask questions, complete the work… If you
have a conflict and MUST attend another section, let BOTH
teaching assistants know.
• Honesty, ethics, cheating and plagiarism (do, do, don’t,
don’t).
• Final exam is already scheduled. Plan for it. Contact us
next week regarding end-of-term conflicts.
• Rules aside….if you struggle, if things are wrong, tell one of
us or your teaching assistants. We’ll work on solutions.
Exams & Grades
Exams & Grades (cont.)
Test 1 (W, Apr. 20) = 15%
Test 2 (M, May 16) = 15%
Final (W, Jun. 8) = 30%
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Labs (inc. field trip) = 40%
GEO/OC 103 Grades
Weighted Percentage
95-100 = A
90-94 = A85-89 = B+
80-84 = B
75-79 = B70-74 = C+
65-69 = C
and so on…
Mandatory Field Trip to Oregon Coast
May 21st
All Exams take place HERE
Final Exam
June 8th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Questions??
Dr. Dawn Wright
114 Wilkinson Hall
[email protected]
http://dusk.geo.orst.edu
twitter.com/deepseadawn
Office Hours:
Mondays/Wednesdays
1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
or by appointment
Who Am I?
• B.S. in Geology
– Wheaton College in Illinois
• M.S. in Oceanography
– Texas A&M
• Ph.D. in Physical Geography & Marine
Geology
– UC-Santa Barbara
Who Am I? (cont.)
“Dr. Deepsea Dawn”
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“Mountains under the sea”
Maps of the mountains
Shape/structure of the mountains
Things that go “bump” in the dark
Seafloor-spreading / subduction
Benthic terrain classification of coral
reefs
Who Am I ? (cont.)
• Application and analytical issues in GIS for
oceanographic data
Other Interests
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Snoopy, Calvin and Hobbes comics
Building Legos®
Competitive cycling
Animation / “Art House” films
Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Dandy
Warhols, U2, Erasure, Moby, Celtic
music
Dr. Robert Duncan
COAS Admin Building (across the street)
[email protected]
737-5189
Office Hours:
by appointment
Up until now….
• Undergraduate degree in Geology
(Princeton)
• Masters degree in Geophysics (Stanford)
• Ph.D. in Geochemistry (Australian
National)
• U.S. Geological Survey
• OSU faculty since 1977
Main research interests:
Plate
tectonics and ocean crustal rocks
Hotspots and flood basalts
Environmental impacts of
catastrophic volcanism
Tectonics and climate change
Scientific Ocean Drilling
Other interests:
Family
- wife, Environmental Policy research at
OSU
- son and daughter, both OSU graduates
Soccer coaching
- old farts indoor soccer
- Liverpool; USA in the World Cup 2010
A lot of science is observing
• A way of making
sense the world
using:
– Observations
– Hypotheses
(models)
– Prediction
– Testing
– Repetition
There’s a lot you can tell by observing
and a lot that can be confusing
• Repeated observations:
What would seeing these
two humans tell you about
the species?
• (Would you guess they
were the same species?)
Why do you have to take a science course anyway?
The Ocean is central to understanding:
Climate system
Natural hazards
Species diversity
Food, transportation, security
New sources of renewable energy
Our political system depends on informed citizens -that’s YOU!
Exploration of the oceans -Why go there?
John F Kennedy’s speech on space exploration
Questions??
Don’t Let This be You !!!
“I need to talk to you about my grade.”