WIESE OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE

Face-to-Face & Online (Course Welcome)

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
Workbook/Textbook   |    End-of-Semester Project Information   |    Syllabus and Schedule (Spring 2015)
Study Session Schedule   |    NOAA's Ocean Facts   |    Earth Science News  |    INSIGHT

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:

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:
  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:
  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
 
Tide flats at low tide.

Tides (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:
 
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:
  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) 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.)

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