Middlebury

ECSC 0142

The Ocean Floor

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 (Not open to students who have taken ECSC 0170) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.(formerly GEOL 0142)
Subject:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Department:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0111
GEOL 0142
GEOL 0170
ECSC 0170

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