An introduction to the chemical and physical processes that influence oceans and lakes. Course topics include currents, waves, tides, coastal processes, temperature structure, light, and sound processes in oceans and lakes. Course topics will be used to analyze the transport and fate of water pollutants, development of ecological settings, and the role of lakes and oceans in the climate system. Course concepts will be actively applied to Lake Champlain.
Liberal Arts
Prerequisite(s): GEL101 and (CHE101 or CHE111 or PHY103 or PHY111).
Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring.