Brown University
Geological Sciences 111
Estuarine Oceanography
COURSE DESCRIPTION
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.
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COURSE ORGANIZATION:
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  • OBJECTIVES
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  • COURSE STRUCTURE
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  • EXERCISE REPORTS STRUCTURE
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  • New! Field Work Photos! 10/17/03  10/24/03 10/31/03

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