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OCN 201 - Science of the Sea

Welcome to Lani Aina Kai's oceanography home page. Here you can find your class syllabus, lecture notes, assignments and their due dates, exam topics and exam dates, FAQ, and links to interesting oceanography Web sites.

* Community Service * Volunteer at the 2015 Hawaii State Science Olympiad Students can volunteer at HSSO to earn four points towards their lowest exam score via this link.

* Due Soon * The sixth media topic, an optional assignment, is due Monday, March 1, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, March 2, for the TR sections. To read about this optional assignment, see your syllabus on the Syllabi page and Media Topics Information page, which shows an example.

* New * The seventh math problem of the semester, Calculate how much sea level could rise if the polar ice caps melt because of global warming, will be learned in class on Wednesday, March 5, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, October 8, TR sections. To see an example of the math problem, see the Math Problems page or Exam Topics page.

* New * The seventh reading discussion, Ocean Circulation, which is due Wednesday, March 5, for the MWF sections, and Thursday, March 6, for the TR sections, is posted on the Assignments page. To learn more about the readings discussion assignments, see your class syllabus on the Syllabi page.

* Notes * The initial set of notes for the second exam, Seawater, is posted on the Notes page. The notes will be complete approximately one week prior to the exam.

* Exam Topics* The initial set of exam topics for the second exam, Second Exam Topics, is posted on the Exam Topics page. The exam topics and questions will be complete approximately one week prior to the exam.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the second quarter of the semester can be written after watching Japan's Killer Quake. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Nova Planet Earth Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, March 11, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, March 10, TR section.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the first quarter of the semester can be written after watching five 10-minute segments on PBS's Nova. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Nova Planet Earth Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, March 11, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, March 10, TR section.

* Lecture Report * The optional lecture report assignment for the first quarter of the semester can be written after watching Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial. For more information on this optional assignment, see the Judgment Day Report page. The lecture report is due Wednesday, March 11, for the MWF sections, and Tuesday, March 10, TR section.

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