Beach and waves.

OCEANOGRAPHY 1 LECTURE -- City College of San Francisco

INSTRUCTOR: Katryn Wiese  *|*   kwiese@ccsf.edu   *|*   Office hours

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**Fall 2020 Oceanography 1 is a 16-week fully online class starting Monday, August 31.** Assignment deadlines are spread through the week. See CANVAS for specific dates.


Students on beach studying sand.

Week 1: Class Introduction (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
  2. REVIEW after class. More Introductory resources:

PLAN AHEAD: Get started on video tutorials due next week. (See details in section below.)


Shoreline shot near Juneau Alaska.

Water Planet (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 1: Introduction to Planet Earth
      • Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (p. 539 Rising Sea Level section)
      • Appendix III: Latitude & Longitude
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE WATER PLANET HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Water Planet resources:

Lava flow on big island of Hawaii.

Plate Tectonics (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above: Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE PLATE TECTONICS HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Plate Tectonics resources:

Current ripples in sand on a beach.

Seafloor & Sediments (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 3: Marine Provinces
      • Chapter 4: Marine Sediments
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE SEAFLOOR AND SEDIMENTS HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Seafloor and Sediments resources:

Water ripple over a rock with algae.

Seawater Physical Properties (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 5: Water and Seawater
      • Chapter 13: Biological Productivity & Energy Transfer (p. 406 Light Transmission in Ocean Water section: 2 pages)
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (find details in CANVAS)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE SEAWATER PHYSICAL PROPERTIES HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Seawater Physical Properties resources:

Salt crystals.

Seawater Chemistry (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 5: Water and Seawater
      • Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (p. 536 Ocean Acidity section: 2 pages)
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE SEAWATER CHEMISTRY HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Seawater Chemistry resources:

Sunset in Suisun Bay.

Atmosphere (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 6: Air-Sea Interaction
      • Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change
      • PDF: Seasons Table (equinoxes and solstices in table form -- produced by Kristine Cummins)
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE ATMOSPHERE HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Atmosphere resources:

Langmuir cells in Rodeo Lagoon.

Circulation & Currents (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 7: Ocean Circulation
      • Chapter 16: The Oceans and Climate Change (p. 534: Changes in Deep-Water Circulation: 0.5 pages)
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (find details in CANVAS)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE CURRENTS HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Currents resources:

Wave ripples atop water.

Waves (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above: Chapter 8: Waves and Water Dynamics
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE WAVES HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Waves resources:

Tide flats at low tide.

Tides (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above: Chapter 9: Tides
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE TIDES HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Tides resources:

Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.

Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 10: Beaches, Shoreline Processes, and the Coastal Ocean
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE COASTLINES HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Coastlines resources:

Garbage on a beach in Hawaii, Big Island.

Marine Pollution (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 11: Marine Pollution
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (find details in CANVAS)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE MARINE POLLUTION HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Marine Pollution resources:

Salmon returning to Sheep Creek.

Living Ocean (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE LIVING OCEAN HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Living Ocean resources:

Seaweeds in the tide pools.

Productivity and Plankton (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above: Chapter 13: Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (in class workbook)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE PRODUCTIVITY AND PLANKTON HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Productivity & Plantkon resources:

Closeup of anemone tentacles.

Nekton & Benthos (return to TOP)

  1. Week's assignments and activities (See CANVAS for deadlines)
    • WATCH VIDEO TUTORIALS, take notes, and COMPLETE TUTORIAL-SPECIFIC CHAPTER WORKSHEET (100% done):
    • READ/REFERENCE Textbook 12th edition to assist with above:
      • Chapter 14: Animals of the Pelagic Environment
      • Chapter 15: Animals of the Benthic Environment
    • COMPLETE WEEKLY CLASS ACTIVITY (find details in CANVAS)
    • CORRECTION of weekly worksheet, quiz, and activity
    • REVIEW, discussion, and exploration of week's content.
    • TAKE NEKTON AND BENTHOS HOMEWORK QUIZ IN CANVAS
  2. REVIEW after class. More Nekton & Benthos resources:

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