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GEOL0142X-S14

The Ocean Floor
Discussion

The Ocean Floor
Have you wanted to view the ocean floor from a submersible? It is a dark but dynamic place. The constant interchange between water and sediments has created sedimentary drifts and mudwaves over 500 feet high! Earthquakes cause underwater mud avalanches that travel over 60 m.p.h. Hydrothermal vents along the ocean ridges host a variety of unusual plant and animal life. This course will explore the ocean depths via the classroom and will introduce the development of ocean basins, their evolution, and processes occurring within them (Students who have completed GEOL 0170 are not permitted to register for GEOL 0142.) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22053

Course

GEOL0142

All Sections in Spring 2014

Spring 2014

GEOL0142A-S14 Lecture (Manley)
GEOL0142X-S14 Discussion (Manley)
GEOL0142Y-S14 Discussion (Manley)
GEOL0142Z-S14 Discussion (Manley)