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OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Abiogenesis, Rna-Dependent Rna Polymerase, Martian Meteorite

Origin of Life What is Life: Life is a cell or group of cells that contain genetic material o Can reproduce (self-replicate) o Can turn food into energy o Can evolve through natural...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Continental Crust, Oceanic Crust, Radioactive Decay

Structure of the Earth A Layered Body: Layering indicates that Earth was molten early in its history o The iron catastrophe Layering can be described according to physical or chemical properties of...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Continental Drift, Abraham Ortelius, Supercontinent

Continental Drift Increasing Map Accuracy: Increasingly accurate maps suggested that continents may have moved o In 1587 Abraham Ortelius proposed that South America and Africa were once jo...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Deuterium, Dark Energy, Solar Wind

Oceanography Lecture 2 The Big Bang: All matter and energy came into being at a single point 13.8 Billion years ago The massive explosion sent matter hurtling out in all directions It was once thought t...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Hydrogen Atom, Hydrogen Bond, Surface Tension

The Water Molecule Water is a Unique Substance: Pure water is colourless, odourless, and tasteless Water is all around us, it makes up to 70% of the human body and 96% seawaters mass The water molecule ...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hydrogen Bond, Evaporation, Sofar Channel

Vertical Structure of the Ocean Layered Ocean: Lower density water is found at the surface Higher density water is found at depth Density is mass per unit volume Warm, fresh water is low density ...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Bromine, Magnesium

Sea Water Composition: Water, Salts, Nutrients, Trace Metals Six major constituents account for 99.4% of the dissolved solids in sea water o Chlorine, Sodium, Sulfate, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Terminal Velocity, Weathering, Biogenic Substance

Marine Sediments: The Rock Cycle: The rock cycle involves all of the major spheres on Earth o Geosphere o Hydrosphere o Atmosphere o Biosphere The majority of rock...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture 11: Oceanography-Ocean Weather

Ocean Weather Ocean Climate vs Weather: Ocean climate is not the same as ocean Weather Average atmospheric conditions are referred to as climate Daily conditions can deviate from the average Daily atmospheric conditions ar...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture 12: Oceanography-Atmospheric Circulation

Atmospheric Circulation Pressure and Air Flow: The atmosphere is an ocean of air in constant motion The motion of air moves mountains of water and makes rivers in the sea Air flows form regions of high pressure to regions ...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Matthew Fontaine Maury, Submarine

Foundations of Ocean Sciences What is Oceanography: In Greek mythology, Oceanus is the Titan son of the Gods Uranus and Gaia Oceanus is the God of the backward-flowing river Ocean Poseidon is the Olympi...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 2000X Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Plate Tectonics, Seafloor Spreading, Continental Drift

Plate Tectonics Theory of Plate Tectonics: The theory of plate tectonics constitutes our most recent scientific revolution Broadens on the topic of continental drift to include explanations for the major landforms on Earth...

Oceanography
OCEA 2000X
Hill
OCEA 1000Y Lecture 2: OCEA1000Y – Jan 17

find more resources at oneclass.com OCEA1000Y – Jan 17, 2017 Microbes, Biogeochemistry, and Hydrothermal Vents Dr. Christopher Algar Writing Centre: writingcentre@dal.ca Librarian and Writing advisor together 902-4...

Oceanography
OCEA 1000Y
Carolyn Buchwald
OCEA 1000Y Lecture 4: OCEA1000Y – Jan 31

find more resources at oneclass.com OCEA1000Y – Jan 31, 2017 Ocean Acidification in Canadian waters Kumiko A – Scott What is ocean acidification? CO2 in the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans (carbon sinks) and a...

Oceanography
OCEA 1000Y
Carolyn Buchwald
OCEA 1000Y Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Septic Tank, Denitrifying Bacteria, Oyster Farming

find more resources at oneclass.com OCEA1000Y – Feb 7, 2017 Dr. Carolyn Buchwald The Nutrient Balancing Act Why I study what I study Nitrogen Where is it? Why is it important? An element that occurs in nutrients t...

Oceanography
OCEA 1000Y
Carolyn Buchwald

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