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Topics include origin of the ocean-atmosphere system; ocean basins and plate tectonic processes; marine geology, hot spots, and deep sea vents; ocean salinity, density, gases, thermal properties, heat budgets, and circulation; marine provinces; oceanic ridges, rises and trenches; life in the oceans; evolution of marine communities and marine extinctions; sediment distribution; current systems; ocean resources and their exploitation; and environmental concerns. PREREQ: GEOL 1006 or GEOL 1021; GEOL 1007 or GEOL 1022.

Earth Sciences