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Oceans of Change

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OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Oceanic Basin, Water Cycle, Tropical Cyclone
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Unit 5C Jet Stream (Video) Warmer air takes up more vertical space than colder air; creates a hill that air want to move downhill towards the cold o Creates the jet stream As we warm the ...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Climate Sensitivity, Foraminifera, Nitrogen Cycle
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Unit 5D A Tale of Two Oceans Primary Question: What drove transition from warm Pliocene to cold Pleistocene, dominated by widespread Northern Hemisphere glaciation? Transitions between one climate sta...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Moss Landing, California, Northern Hemisphere, Counterargument
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Unit 5B Changes to California Current River of ocean water running down CA coast is shifting with climate o Unsure about tipping point where progressive physical changes cause abrupt biological changes Decreases in zooplan...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Geochemistry, Euphausia Pacifica, Ambidensovirus
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Unit 5A Introduction Ocean born storms can impact flooding and erosion rates in California El Nino and La Nina cycles play a role in California weather The ocean and land systems are interconnected ...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture 4: Unit 4C
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Unit 4C Corals Earliest proliferation of organisms clearly ancestral Scleractinia are Middle Triassic; consisted of at least 7 (possibly 9) suborders o These corals did not build reefs; were sma...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Amberjack
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Unit 4A: Carbon, Warming, Coral, Acidification 2013: dolphins & other marine life continue to die in record numbers; dolphins dying at 6x normal rate 2014: tune and amberjack exposed to oil spill devel...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture 3: Unit 3C
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Unit 3C: Functioning of Marine Ecosystems Ecosystem: a spatially explicit unit of earth that includes all of the organisms, along with all the components of the abiotic environment within its boundaries o Vague; ecosystems...

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OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture 3: Unit 3B.2
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Unit 3B: Shifting Baselines in the Surf (video) Baselines: reference point from the past; conditions as they were in a pristine world o Shifting baselines: when we lose track of those reference points and readjust to creat...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Marine Protected Area, Shifting Baseline, Continental Shelf
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Unit 3B: How Much Has the Ecosystem Changed? Daniel Paulys TED Talk: The oceans shifting baselines Charles Darwin o Wrote that the Galapagos fish was common; now it is on the IUCN Red List Field work in Sakumo Lagoon, Ghan...

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OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Arlington Springs Man, Ground-Penetrating Radar, Pygmy Mammoth
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Unit 3A:Ecosystems, Baselines, Fisheries Article: The Structure of Ocean Ecosystems Ocean ecosystem: ratio of fish compared to elasmobranchs such as sharks, skates, rays Has remained stable for tens of millio...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture 2: Unit 2D Part 2
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Unit 2D: Part 2 Origin, Dynamics, & Evolution of Ocean Garbage Patches from Observed Surface Drifters Economic growth has contributes to heavy input of toxic debris into oceans o Floating debris is carri...

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OCEAN 320
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OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Tuamotus, Atmospheric Physics, Ruddy Turnstone
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Unit 2D: Water on Earth USGS Global Water Oceans account for only a thin film of water on the surface All of earths water: volume of 332, 500, 000 cubic miles (all water in oceans, ice caps, lakes, rivers, ground water, at...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Earth Science, Ocean Current
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Unit 2: Discovery of the Oceans, Satellites, Sea Floor Video: William Anders Apollo astronaut; first man to orbit the moon Dec 21 1968: Saturn 5 rocket lifts off; meant to go around the moon o Anders snapped dramatic photo...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Ocean Current, Bathymetry
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find more resources at oneclass.com Unit 2: Discovery of the Oceans, Satellites, Sea Floor Video: William Anders Apollo astronaut; first man to orbit the moon Dec 21 1968: Saturn 5 rocket lifts off; meant to go around the ...

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OCEAN 320
K.Robinson
OCEAN 320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Rachel Carson

Unit 1C: Chemical Pollution in Oceans Pesticides-DDT Pesticides were considered harmless (and even healthy) until 24 years after their creation DDT is absorbed through insects feet, spreads through insects ne...

Oceanography
OCEAN 320
K.Robinson

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