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OCOR 5604 Marine Geology: Course Modules

Course Modules

Lecture Topics




Student Presentations

January 8, 2014

The Earth / Planetary Origins / The Make-Up of the Earth

·   Hypsometric Curve

·   Terminology

No student presentations

January 15, 2014

Rocks on the land and in the sea


LIP Plates

January 22, 2014


Case studies of rocks revealing Earth History

Arc-spreading vents

January 29, 2014

Plate Tectonics / Seafloor Spreading / Plate Interactions

Implications of plate tectonics for organismal evolution

Hotspots and Seamounts

February 5, 2014

Island Chains / Oceanic Hotspots

Controversies surrounding hotspots

Earthquakes and Coastal Processes

February 12, 2014


Short intro to shelf sedimentary processes


February 26, 2014

Shelf Sedimentary Processes: Carbonates

·   Reefs and ooids

·   Carbonate Processes


March 5, 2014

Continental Margins / Shelf Sedimentary Processes – Carbonate vs Siliciclastic


Methods – Acoustic

March 12, 2014

Oceanic Sedimentation and Deep Sea Sediments

Uses of deep sea cores for climate reconstruction

Stratigraphy – Cores and Climate Change

March 12, 2014

Historical Geology

Reconstructions of Earth History


March 19, 2014

Climate Change / Climate Cycles

Historical and future climate change

Ocean Acidification

March 26, 2014