WIESE OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE

Face-to-Face | Online (both sections addressed)
Review Course Welcome Information

INSTRUCTOR: Katryn Wiese
Questions? Contact: katryn.wiese@mail.ccsf.edu
Office hours and more: My Faculty Web Page

Decorative image -- Acrylic painting of a coral reef created by Cristina Rivera, former student.

SEMESTER RESOURCES

Study Session Schedule   |    NOAA's Ocean Facts   |    Earth Science in the News  |    INSIGHT (for online section only)
Workbook/Textbook   |    Semester Project Information   |    Syllabus and Schedule (Spring 2015)


COURSE CONTENT

Part 1
Week 1: Class Introduction
Week 2: Water Planet
Week 3: Plate Tectonics
Week 4: Seafloor & Sediments
Week 5: Exam 1

Part 2
Week 6: Seawater Properties
Week 7: Seawater Chemistry
Week 8: Air-Sea Interactions
Week 9: Ocean Currents
Week 10: Exam 2

Part 3
Week 11: Waves
Week 12: Tides
Week 13: Coastlines &
      the Environment

Week 14: Exam 3

Part 4
Week 15: The Living Ocean
Week 16: Productivity &
      Plankton

Week 17: Nekton and Benthos
Week 18: Exam 4

Students on beach studying sand.

Class Introduction (return to TOP)

To be completed by the end of the first week of classes:

  • Register for class and make sure you have sufficient time in your schedule (9 hours per week total).
  • Review welcome information.
  • Purchase wirebound class workbook.
  • RECOMMENDED: Purchase or ensure access to a class textbook.
  • ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY: Take Distance Education self evaluation.
  • COMPLETE Introductory Survey Spring 2015
    (Note: to take this survey, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
  • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS and take notes.
  • Discuss class policies, student learning outcomes, and requirements -- all found in the Wirebound workbook.
  • Introduce yourselves to fellow students.
  • Read and complete the What is Science? activity

PLAN AHEAD: Get started on video tutorials due by Tuesday at 6 am, next week. (See details in section below.)

 
Shoreline shot near Juneau Alaska.

Water Planet (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Lava flow on big island of Hawaii.

Plate Tectonics (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Current ripples in sand on a beach.

Seafloor & Sediments (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

EXAM 1 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes, by Friday at midnight.)
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
 
Water ripple over a rock with algae.

Seawater Physical Properties (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Salt crystals.

Seawater Chemistry (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Sunset in Suisun Bay.

Air-Sea Interactions (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Langmuir cells in Rodeo Lagoon.

Circulation & Currents (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapters on Ocean Currents and Circulation
    • TAKE CURRENTS QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

EXAM 2 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes, by Friday at midnight.)
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
 
Wave ripples atop water.

Waves (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Waves
    • TAKE WAVES QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
  5. YouTube videos of seiche/standing waves in swimming pools:
    Japan Hotel (2 minutes) | California (6 minutes)
  6. NOAA Ocean Explorer -- Ocean Waves
  7. Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) -- Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Animation of waves moving and the orbital motion of the particles of water.

Animation of waves moving and the orbital motion of the particles of water.
 
Tide flats at low tide.

Tides (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapters on Tides
    • TAKE TIDES QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.

Coasts, Beaches, Estuaries, & Environmental Challenges (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

EXAM 3 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
    • Complete the relevant questions for the semester-long research project (optional but highly recommended).
  2. To be completed before taking exam: REVIEW and correct Exam Worksheet and related content.
  3. Take exam! (Face-to-face classes: Thurday in class | Online classes, by Friday at midnight.)
  4. REMEMBER -- next week's content -- weekly tutorials, reading, worksheets, and quiz -- are DUE this coming Tuesday at 6 am.
 
Salmon returning to Sheep Creek.

Living Ocean (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 
Seaweeds in the tide pools.

Productivity and Plankton (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and complete tutorial-specific worksheets (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE TO ASSIST WITH ABOVE: Chapter on Productivity and Plankton
    • TAKE PRODUCTIVITY AND PLANKTON QUIZ!
      (Note: to take this quiz, you must be logged into your student email account. Example: jdoe3@mail.ccsf.edu. If you have forgotten your password, go to Web 4, find the bottom link on the main menu, and reset your password.)
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am (online class) or 11:10 am (face-to-face class):
          1 concept sketch and weekly class activities (in class workbook)
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
  5. Animation: Global Plankton Productivity
  6. Short BBC video: Vertical Migration of Deep Scattering Layer
  7. Ted Talk video: The Secret Life of Plankton
  8. Website videos: Plankton Chronicles
  9. 4-min BBC Video: Seamount Feeding Levels
  10. Article: New insights into the controls and Mechanisms of Plankton Productivity in coastal Upwelling Waters of the Northern california current system Kudela, 1988, The Oceanographic Society
  11. Web page images and animation: Satellite Imagery of Chlorophyll off Northwestern Australia
 
Closeup of anemone tentacles.

Nekton & Benthos (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by Tuesday at 6 am:
  2. To be completed by Thursday at 6 am:
    • 1 Concept Sketch (in class workbook)
    • (optional and only if approved previously by discussion with instructor): Semester-long research project.
  3. To be completed throughout the week in class (face-to-face) or through INSIGHT (online):
    • REVIEW and correction of chapter worksheet.
    • REVIEW of concept sketches and workbook images.
    • REVIEW and correction of additional chapter activities (in workbook).
    • Class Q&A and review.
  4. REVIEW after class. More resources:
 

EXAM 4 (return to TOP)

  1. To be completed by exam review day (face-to-face class) or Tuesday at 6 am (online class):
    • REVIEW PAST WORKSHEETS, CONCEPT SKETCHES, NOTES, BOOK, VIDEO TUTORIALS, AND RELEVANT INTERNET RESOURCES.
    • Complete exam worksheet (in class workbook).
  2. To be completed before taking exam:
  3. Take exam! Thursday May 21st 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in Science 5 (online section through INSIGHT per schedule)
  4. Optional (and not anonymous) Fall 2014 Oceanography 1 Evaluation
    I'd really like to get your feedback on the class. It's the best way to get ideas for improvement. (I'm the only one that sees these results.)
    Thank you ALL for a wonderful semester!