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OCN 201 Oceanography Second Exam Topics

The exam consists 4-5 written questions:

The potential comprehension questions are listed below.

The potential application question is related to one or more of the comprehension topics. A satisfactory response has three parts:

  1. List the topic(s) that applies, e.g. I can respond by using the Density Structure of Earth.
  2. Briefly explain the parts of the concept necessary to respond to question, e.g. Three layers, density and compositional differences, etc.
  3. Answer the question.

Potential Written Comprehension Exam Questions

The 3-5 written comprehension questions will come from lecture topics


Origin of the Ocean and Atmosphere

Discuss the origin of the ocean and atmosphere. (9)

The Hydrologic Cycle

Discuss the hydrological cycle. (7)

Seawater Salinity

Discuss the major constituents. (7)

Discuss Marcet's principle. (9)

Discuss the conservative properties of seawater. (10)

Discuss the characteristics of the minor constituents, trace elements, and gases. (9)

Variations in Seawater Chemistry

Discuss the vertical variations in seawater chemistry. (9)

Discuss the horizontal variations in seawater chemistry. (10)

Air-Sea Interaction

The Transmission of Light in Seawater

Discuss the transmission of light in seawater. (6)

The Greenhouse Effect

Discuss the greenhouse effect and global warming. (10)


The list of exam topics for the second exam are complete


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