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1 GEO/OC 103 Exploring the Deep: Geography of the World’s Oceans Lectures MWF 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Gilfillan Auditorium 4 credits Today’s Tune: from the soundtrack of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

2 Oregon State Oceanography One of the best in the nation –Research productivity –National/international reputation –COAS ranked as high as 5th nationally Biological, chemical, geological, physical, geophysical, marine resource management (MRM), atmospheric sciences Climate Change Research Institute

3 OSU Oceanography cont. Hatfield Marine Science Center Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium on Ocean Leadership National Center for Atmospheric Research National Academy of Sciences Ocean Studies Board National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration or NOAA!

4 Required Book “Exploring the Deep: GEO/OC 103 Lab Manual” Available in OSU Bookstore. Each student needs his/her own copy.

5 Optional Book “Invitation to Oceanography” (5th edition) by Paul Pinet On reserve for FREE in library or available in OSU Bookstore.

6 Labs ( labs start NEXT week in Wilk 210 ) Teaching Assistants –Jenna Halsey –Kelvin Raiford –Kate Sherman –Brian Wilson –Katie Woollven Check course site or catalog for your lab time! Learn your TA’s name from schedule, introduce yourself at first meeting

7 Gilfillan Wilkinson COAS Admin Library NO LABS THIS WEEK Key Locations

8 in Lab... Work with real oceanographic data Work with a geographic information system (GIS), a hot technology!

9 Lab 9: Required Field Trip to Oregon Coast Saturday, May 21, 2011

10 Bookmark this site!!! This web site is your syllabus !!!

11 What Will I Learn? NOT very much about whales and fishes! Formation of the world’s oceans and ocean basins Tsunamis and major earthquakes along the Oregon coast Volcanic activity in the Cascades and just off the Oregon coast Currents and ocean circulation

12 What Will I Learn? Chemistry of sea water and underwater hot springs Waves and tides El Niño and La Niña Biology of the oceans, from one-celled organisms to whales Protecting the oceans and coasts Climate change, global warming… and more!

13 This class may NOT be for you if you can answer YES to any of the following: “I don’t expect to attend class very often.” “Large, general education classes should not require me to study very hard.” “I am a graduating senior, am really tired of school, and need one last, easy science requirement.” “Science is lame! I’m just doing this to satisfy a requirement.” “I hate the computer and don’t think it’s worth learning how to use. Professors should not require students to use a computer.”

14 This class will be GREAT for you if you can answer YES to many of the following: “I’m really interested in the Earth and am willing to apply myself to learn about it.” “I‘m scared of math, but willing to try.” “I am willing to attend lectures, and go to every lab section, because I know that I will learn more if I do.” “I’m worried about the future of the environment and would like to know how to interpret the claims of scientists.” “I appreciate professors who use computer and communications technology because it improves the class.”

15 You should certainly take this class if you can answer YES to any of the following: I’m really worried, concerned, or even angry about: –marine pollution… –global warming, hurricanes, tsunamis… –over-fishing of important fish species… –the Earth’s physical resources being over- used…

16 A Good Learning Environment Class attendance is KEY! Class attendance for the ENTIRE class period is KEY! Please don’t hold conversations or walk out in the middle of class This class is not only about oceanography –Training for life and work AFTER college Atmosphere of mutual respect

17 A Special Note to Athletes... “It’s from my father,” Manning says, “he instilled a work ethic in me. I think he meant it for academics, not football, because he never pressured me in that direction. I just translated it to football.”, “The Son Also Rises”, article by Dave Goldberg, Associated Press

18 Lecture Format *notes provided as text and as PPT –text that appears on slides w/ SOME supplements curse & blessing – info all there but don’t space out – challenge yourself & us w/questions and discussion Different learning styles

19  Attend class (on time) and STAY the entire class period.  Read through a lab BEFORE your lab period.  Save eating for spaces outside the classroom (and clean up).  Participate. If you don’t understand something, ask. I can guarantee…absolutely… that if you don’t understand something, there are a dozen other people in the room, at least, that share that confusion.  Be respectful of the other people in the room..(no phones, no newspapers, no conversations, careful with laptops!)  Remember that while you paid tuition for this class, so did the people around you.  It’s a community. GEO/OC 103: “Da Rules”

20 GEO/OC 103: “Da Rules” (cont.) In-class work: only gets done that day, we don’t make it up. Labs: show up, ask questions, complete the work… If you have a conflict and MUST attend another section, let BOTH teaching assistants know. Honesty, ethics, cheating and plagiarism (do, do, don’t, don’t). Final exam is already scheduled. Plan for it. Contact us next week regarding end-of-term conflicts. Rules aside….if you struggle, if things are wrong, tell one of us or your teaching assistants. We’ll work on solutions.

21 Exams & Grades

22 Exams & Grades (cont.) Test 1 (W, Apr. 20) = 15% Test 2 (M, May 16) = 15% Final (W, Jun. 8) = 30% 6:00-8:00 p.m. Labs (inc. field trip) = 40%

23 GEO/OC 103 Grades Weighted Percentage 95-100 = A 90-94 = A- 85-89 = B+ 80-84 = B 75-79 = B- 70-74 = C+ 65-69 = C and so on…

24 Mandatory Field Trip to Oregon Coast May 21st All Exams take place HERE Final Exam June 8th 6:00-8:00 p.m.

25 Questions??

26 Dr. Dawn Wright 114 Wilkinson Hall Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 1:50 - 2:50 p.m. or by appointment

27 Who Am I? B.S. in Geology – Wheaton College in Illinois M.S. in Oceanography –Texas A&M Ph.D. in Physical Geography & Marine Geology – UC-Santa Barbara

28 Who Am I? (cont.) “Dr. Deepsea Dawn” “Mountains under the sea” Maps of the mountains Shape/structure of the mountains Things that go “bump” in the dark Seafloor-spreading / subduction Benthic terrain classification of coral reefs


30 Who Am I ? (cont.) Application and analytical issues in GIS for oceanographic data

31 Other Interests Snoopy, Calvin and Hobbes comics Building Legos ® Competitive cycling Animation / “Art House” films Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Dandy Warhols, U2, Erasure, Moby, Celtic music

32 Dr. Robert Duncan COAS Admin Building (across the street) 737-5189 Office Hours: by appointment

33 Up until now…. Undergraduate degree in Geology (Princeton) Masters degree in Geophysics (Stanford) Ph.D. in Geochemistry (Australian National) U.S. Geological Survey OSU faculty since 1977

34 Main research interests: F Plate tectonics and ocean crustal rocks F Hotspots and flood basalts F Environmental impacts of catastrophic volcanism F Tectonics and climate change F Scientific Ocean Drilling

35 Other interests: FFamily - wife, Environmental Policy research at OSU - son and daughter, both OSU graduates FSoccer coaching - old farts indoor soccer - Liverpool; USA in the World Cup 2010

36 A lot of science is observing A way of making sense the world using: –Observations –Hypotheses (models) –Prediction –Testing –Repetition

37 There’s a lot you can tell by observing and a lot that can be confusing Repeated observations: What would seeing these two humans tell you about the species? (Would you guess they were the same species?)

38 Why do you have to take a science course anyway? The Ocean is central to understanding: Climate system Natural hazards Species diversity Food, transportation, security New sources of renewable energy Our political system depends on informed citizens -- that’s YOU!

39 Exploration of the oceans -- Why go there? FJohn F Kennedy’s speech on space exploration

40 Questions??


42 Don’t Let This be You !!! “I need to talk to you about my grade.”

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