dr. Ksenija Namjesnik-Dejanovic
e-mail: knamjesn@geology.kent.edu

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Lecture 108-27-01 How common is the water in the Universe?

Lecture 208-29-01 Why is there so much water?

Lecture 308-31-01 How has life formed on Earth? The Blue Planet movie

Lecture 409-05-01 What are the steps in understanding the oceans?

Lecture 509-07-01 How do we know where we are, and how do we know where we are going?

Lecture 609-10-01 How does Earth's inside structure control the ocean floor and the continents?

Lecture 709-12-01 What causes the topographic features of the ocean floor?

Lecture 8:  09-14-01  Memorial prayer, class canceled

Lecture 8a: 09-17-01 What is the present scientific effort focused on? -> The Ocean Floor movie
Lecture 8b: 09-17-01 How do seafloor spreading and Plate Tectonics affect the Oceans?

Lecture 909-19-01 What is the topography of the sea floor?

Lecture 10: 09-21-01 Can marine sediments "tell us" where they came from and how were they transported?

            09-24-01 Review
            09-26-01 First Exam

Lecture 11: 09-28-01 How do light, sound and heat behave in the ocean?

Lecture 12: 10-01-01 How do light, sound and heat behave in the ocean?   (- continued-)

Lecture 13: 10-03-01 What controls ocean chemistry?

Lecture 14: 10-05-01 How is atmosphere coupled with oceans?

Lecture 15: 10-08-01 What does Earth's rotation do to the air circulation?

Lecture 16: 10-10-01 What drives storm systems?

Lecture 17: 10-12-01 Why does the ocean flow?

Lecture 18: 10-15-01 What drives the bottom currents?

Lecture 19: 10-17-01 How does the whole ocean breathe?

Lecture 20: 10-19-01 What is the El Nino?

Lecture 21: 10-22-01 Why do waves break?

            10-24-01 Review
            10-26-01 Second Exam

Lecture 22: 10-29-01 What do Tsunami, Seiches and Tides have in common?

Lecture 23: 10-31-01 Why do real tides differ from the predictions?

Lecture 24: 11-02-01 What factors shape coastlines?

Lecture 25: 11-05-01 How are Estuaries the Nurseries of the ocean?

Lecture 26: 11-07-01 Why is there a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico?

Lecture 27: 11-09-01 What are the problems that need to be solved for life in the ocean?

            11-14-01 Review
            11-16-01 Third Exam

Lecture 28: 11-19-01 What is primary productivity?

Lecture 29: 11-26-01 What are plankton?

Lecture 30: 11-28-01 Who are the swimmers of the sea?

Lecture 31: 11-30-01 Why are the whales endangered?

Lecture 32: 12-3-01 What controls the distribution of coral reefs?

Lecture 33: 12-5-01 What at is "the inexhaustible bounty of the sea?

Lecture 34: 12-7-01 Review Study guide for the final

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dr. Ksenija Namjesnik-Dejanovic
e-mail: knamjesn@geology.kent.edu