Paleoceanography (GEOL 4/54074)
Kent State University
Department of Geology
|Dr. Joseph D. Ortiz
McGilvrey Room 334/336
Dept. of Geology
W: 10:12 am
or by appointment.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Begins third week of term)
| Course Rationale and Objectives:
Approach: Earth’s ocean plays a critical role in climate and maintaining a planet suitable for life. In this class we will explore how the ocean fits into the Earth system and learn how the ocean and Earth system have changed in response to internal and external forcing.
Expected outcome: Student will gain an appreciation for the systems perspective and will learn how paleoceanographers extract information about past ocean states using data and modeling approaches.
Pre-requisites: Interested students should contact the instructor for permission.
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