Brown University Geological Sciences 111 Estuarine Oceanography
Examination of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries
and their circulation processes and dynamics. Includes studying a
local estuary using field sampling, reduction and analysis of field
data, and interpretation of processes; investigation results prepared as
a cooperative class report. Topics include: tidal and circulation processes,
variation of salinity and freshwater fluxes, watershed pollutants, estuary
flushing rates, and links with coastal ocean. Primarily for students with
experience in the sciences. Prerequisites: MA 9, 10, or equivalent.
Enrollment limited to 20. Written permission required.
The links below will provide access to the Fall,
2003 web page: