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Acoustic Remote Sensing and Sea Floor Mapping
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The course treats the following topics: - Relevant physical oceanography - Elements of marine geology (seafloor topography, acoustical properties of sediments and rocks) - Underwater sound propagation (ray acoustics, ocean noise) - Interaction of sound with the seafloor (reflection, scattering) - Principles of sonar (beamforming) - Underwater acoustic mapping systems (single beam echo sounding, multi-beam echo sounding, sidescan sonar) - Data analysis (refraction corrections, digital terrain modelling) - Applications (hydrographic survey planning and navigation, coastal engineering) - Current and future developments.

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Engineering
Oceanography
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Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
dr.ir. M. Snellen
Date Added:
02/09/2016
Biological Oceanography, Fall 2008
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This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, heterotrophic bacterial and benthic infaunal growth and abundance. We'll do a broad-scale survey of patterns of productivity and abundance in the coastal zones, upwelling centers, gyres, and the deep sea. We'll briefly survey ecosystem simulation models, especially those applicable to the Gulf of Maine. Readings will be from the primary literature and a few book chapters. The effects of anthropogenic effects on marine communities will be stressed throughout. Calculus will be used throughout the course, but there is no formal calculus requirement.

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Oceanography
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Full Course
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eugene Gallagher
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Computational Ocean Acoustics (13.853), Spring 2003
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Wave equations for fluid and visco-elastic media. Wave-theory formulations of acoustic source radiation and seismo-acoustic propagation in stratified ocean waveguides. Wavenumber Integration and Normal Mode methods for propagation in plane-stratified media. Seismo-Acoustic modeling of seabeds and ice covers. Seismic interface and surface waves in a stratified seabed. Parabolic Equation and Coupled Mode approaches to propagation in range-dependent ocean waveguides. Numerical modeling of target scattering and reverberation clutter in ocean waveguides. Ocean ambient noise modeling. Students develop propagation models using all the numerical approaches relevant to state-of-the-art acoustic research.

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Oceanography
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Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schmidt, Henrik
Date Added:
01/01/2003
Evolution of Physical Oceanography, Spring 2007
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Evolution of Physical Oceanography was created to mark the career of Henry M. Stommel, the leading physical oceanographer of the 20th Century and a longtime MIT faculty member. The authors of the different chapters were asked to describe the evolution of their subject over the history of physical oceanography, and to provide a survey of the state-of-the-art of their subject as of 1980. Many of the chapters in this textbook are still up-to-date descriptions of active scientific fields, and all of them are important historical records. This textbook is made available courtesy of The MIT Press.

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Oceanography
Physics
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Warren, Bruce A.
Wunsch, Carl
Date Added:
01/01/2007
GS 108 - Oceanography
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Moodle shell with example syllabus and links to Earth Rocks! videos produced by Katryn Wiese, Earth Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco.

Course description: introductory lab science course that examines the four major categories of oceanographic study: geological, physical, chemical and biological. Emphasizes the geological and geophysical aspects of the sea floor; physical and chemical properties of sea water, waves, tides, ocean circulation and currents; marine ecosystems; and ocean utilization.

Subject:
Oceanography
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Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Katharine Solada
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering, Spring 2006
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This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of science and engineering necessary for exploring, observing, and utilizing the oceans. Hands-on projects focus on instrumentation in the marine environment and the design of ocean observatories for ocean monitoring and exploration. Topics include acoustics, sound speed and refraction, sounds generated by ships and marine animals, sonar systems and their principles of operation, hydrostatic behavior of floating and submerged bodies geared towards ocean vehicle design, stability of ocean vessels, and the application of instrumentation and electronics in the marine environment. Students work with sensor systems and deploy them in the field to gather and analyze real world data.

Subject:
Oceanography
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Techet, Alexandra
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Introduction to Oceanography
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Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

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Oceanography
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rebus Community
Author:
Paul Webb
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Introduction to Oceanography (OCEA 101)
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Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic research has only recently come to its full potential with the advent of new technologies. This course in Introductory Oceanography emphasizes the need to understand geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic processes or features that occur in ocean environments. It is designed to be thorough enough to prepare you for more advance work, while presenting the concepts to non-majors in a way that is meaningful and not overwhelming.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Oceanography
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
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This book is written for upper-division undergraduates and new graduate students in meteorology, ocean engineering, and oceanography. After reading this book, it expected that students will be able to describe physical processes influencing the ocean and coastal regions: the interaction of the ocean with the atmosphere, and the distribution of oceanic winds, currents, heat fluxes, and water masses.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Robert Stewart
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Maneuvering and Control of Surface and Underwater Vehicles (13.49), Fall 2004
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Maneuvering motions of surface and underwater vehicles. Derivation of equations of motion, hydrodynamic coefficients. Memory effects. Linear and nonlinear forms of the equations of motion. Control surfaces modeling and design. Engine, propulsor, and transmission systems modeling and simulation during maneuvering. Stability of motion. Principles of multivariable automatic control. Optimal control, Kalman filtering, loop transfer recovery. Term project: applications chosen from autopilots for surface vehicles; towing in open seas; remotely operated vehicles.

Subject:
Oceanography
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Michael Triantafyllou
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Marine Organic Geochemistry, Spring 2005
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Provides an understanding of the distribution of organic carbon (OC) in marine sediments from a global and molecular-level perspective. Surveys the mineralization and preservation of OC in the water column and within anoxic and oxic marine sediments. Topics include: OC composition, reactivity and budgets within, and fluxes through, major reservoirs; microbial recycling pathways for OC; models for OC degradation and preservation; role of anoxia in OC burial; relationships between dissolved and particulate (sinking and suspended) OC; methods for characterization of sedimentary organic matter; application of biological markers as tools in oceanography. Both structural and isotopic aspects are covered.

Subject:
Chemistry
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eglinton, Timothy
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Ocean Wave Interaction with Ships and Offshore Energy Systems (13.022), Spring 2002
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Introduces the physics and mathematical modeling of linear and nonlinear surface wave interactions with floating bodies, e.g., ships and offshore platforms. Surface wave theory, including linear and nonlinear effects in a deterministic and random environment. Ship Kelvin wave pattern and wave resistance. Theory of linear surface wave interactions with floating bodies. Drift forces. Forward speed effects. Ship motions and wave-induced structural loads.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prof. Paul Sclavounos
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems -- Sensors and Measurements (13.998), Spring 2004
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This course introduces theoretical and practical principles of design of oceanographic sensor systems. Topics include: transducer characteristics for acoustic, current, temperature, pressure, electric, magnetic, gravity, salinity, velocity, heat flow, and optical devices; limitations on these devices imposed by ocean environments; signal conditioning and recording; noise, sensitivity, and sampling limitations; and standards. Lectures by experts cover the principles of state-of-the-art systems being used in physical oceanography, geophysics, submersibles, acoustics. For lab work, day cruises in local waters allow students to prepare, deploy and analyze observations from standard oceanographic instruments.

Subject:
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Williams, Albert (Sandy), 3rd
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Research Seminar in Deep Sea Archaeology, Spring 2002
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Examines the intellectual foundations of the new discipline of deep sea archaeology, a convergence of oceanography, archaeology, and engineering. How best are robots and submarines employed for archaeological work? How do new technologies change operations plans, research designs, and archaeological questions? Covers oceanography, history and technology of underwater vehicles, search strategies, technology development, archaeological technique, sociology of scientific knowledge. Case studies of deep-sea projects include the wrecks of the Titanic and Monitor, Roman trading vessels in the Mediterranean, and deep research in the Black Sea.

Subject:
Oceanography
Archaeology
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Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David A.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology
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A Student’s Guide to Tropical Marine Biology is written entirely by students enrolled in the Keene State College Tropical Marine Biology course taught by Dr. Karen Cangialosi. Our goal was to investigate three main aspects of tropical marine biology: understanding the system, identifying problems, and evaluating solutions. Each of the sections contains chapters that utilize openly licensed material and images, and are rich with hyperlinks to other sources. Some of the most pressing tropical marine ecosystem issues are broken up into five sections: Coral Reefs and Diversity, Common Fishes to the Coral Reef, Environmental Threats, Reef Conservation, and Major Marine Phyla. These sections are not mutually exclusive; repetition in some content between chapters is intentional as we expect that users may not read the whole book. This work represents a unique collaborative process with many students across semesters authoring and editing, and therefore reflects the interests and intentions of a broad range of students, not one person’s ideas. This collaboration began with contributions from KSC students in the 2017 semester and includes work from the 2019 class, as well as new content and editorial work from 2017 & 2019 alumni. We look forward to future editions of this book. Enjoy exploring the rainforests of the sea through our collaborative project and please share with those who care!

Subject:
Biology
Oceanography
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Alana Olendorf
Allie Tolles
Andrew Fuhs
Audrey Boraski
Bryce Chounard
Christian Paparazzo
Devon Audibert
Emily Michaeles
Emma Verville
Haley Fantasia
Haley Zanga
Jaime Marsh
Jason Charbonneau
Jennifer Rosado
Jessica Comeau
Maddi Ouellette
Malisa Rai
Marisa Benjamin
Mary Swain
Melissa Wydra
Morgan Tupper
Sarah Larsen
Simone McEwan
Suki Graham
Tim Brodeur
Will Trautmann
Date Added:
08/13/2020