Jun 19, 2018  
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog

MSCI 501B - Fundamentals of Marine Science, Chemical Oceanography


Fall (2) Smith, J., Shadwick

This course presents an overview of the chemistry of estuaries and the ocean including chemical processes that occur in marine sediments and at the air/sea interface. Discussion topics will include the chemical properties of seawater, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, the seawater carbonate system and ocean acidification, the global and oceanic carbon and nitrogen cycles, ion speciation, trace metals, and nutrients, sediment diagenesis, and fundamentals of radioisotope and stable isotope biogeochemistry. Interdisciplinary applications are emphasized.