12.372 Elements of Modern Oceanography


Class Info

Examines a series of crosscutting topics that exemplify current directions in interdisciplinary oceanography. Focuses on current themes in oceanography, their interdisciplinary nature, and the role of ocean sciences in society. Introduces core concepts across the disciplines of biological, physical, and chemical oceanography as well as marine geology. Emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspects of these core concepts, the kinds of approaches and modes of thinking common to all of the disciplines, and the technological developments underpinning current advances. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

12.372 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. Lawson and A. Kirincich (WHOI).

Lecture occurs 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-823.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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